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We are working hard to make our forests safe again after recent storms. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Rowardennan

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Latest forest information

We strongly advise that visitors stay away from all forests for now. Many forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by strong winds over the weekend, resulting in fallen trees blocking roads and trails. In the event of a safety incident, emergency services would be unable to reach many areas. We are working hard to clear obstructions and hope to welcome you back soon.

  • The Ben Lomond Overflow Car Park (located aprox 1/4 mile south of Rowardennan car park) is now closed for Winter.
  • For Ben Lomond Hill path, please park at Rowardennan - parking charges apply

About

An easy trail at the foot of Ben Lomond

Rowardennan, which nestles at the foot of Ben Lomond, is literally the end of the road. It's well worth the visit to enjoy the tranquil loch shore, magnificent views and the chance to take to the water or head for the hills. It also has a small beach that's perfect for paddling.

Rowardennan route card (PDF)

Walking trails (1)

Walking

Ben Lomond Memorial Trail

A gentle stroll to the shore of Loch Lomond, where there is a memorial sculpture to commemorate the Scots who gave their lives in the two World Wars.

Firm and smooth gravel surface throughout. Generally flat with short moderate ramps.

Easy trail grade icon
¼ miles / 0.3 km

Allow
¼ hour

More information

The granite feature was created for the Memorial Park by Angus sculptor Doug Cocker, in recognition of those who gave their lives in the service of their country. It stands at a stunning viewpoint over Loch Lomond and is the perfect place to remember and celebrate Scotland’s people, rich history and unique landscape.

Activities

Ben Lomond hill path

The hill path to the top of this iconic peak – with magnificent views over one of the country's most beautiful lochs – begins at Rowardennan. Find out more about the 8 mile round trip taking in a 974m summit at WalkHighlands.

Don't be fooled by the well-worn path leading up this mountain – this is a rough and strenuous route and suitable for fit and experienced walkers. Remember that even in summer the weather can change very quickly here, so be prepared.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
All ability trails
All ability trails
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Picnic area
Picnic area
Tourist information
Tourist information

The public toilets at Rowardennan are open from Easter to October. The local hotel and hostel offer accommodation, food and drink.

Car parking information

The charges to park at Rowardennan are:

Payment options: Coin only

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £3 for all day

Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our local forest list without the £ symbol. 

Annual parking pass available:

Blue badge holders park free. Please display your Blue Badge clearly.

More parking info

Getting here

The road to Rowardennan is well signposted from Drymen. The car park marks the end of the road, 12 miles from Drymen.

Using SatNav?

G63 0AR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are no buses to Rowardennan. In the summer months, a ferry service runs from Tarbet and Luss on the opposite bank of Loch Lomond. Plan your journey at Cruise Loch Lomond.

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Facilities and activities
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Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
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Facilities and activities
Toilets
Toilets
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
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