Thursday, 21 September 2023
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.
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.
Allow ¼ hour
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.
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.
The public toilets at Rowardennan are open from Easter to October. The local hotel and hostel offer accommodation, food and drink.
The charges to park at Rowardennan are:
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.
Available in advance by downloading the relevant application form and emailing to the Regional Office. Please read our Annual Pass terms and conditions before applying.
Valid at all Forestry and Land Scotland car parks except Tentsmuir.
Blue badge holders park free. Please display your Blue Badge clearly.
The road to Rowardennan is well signposted from Drymen. The car park marks the end of the road, 12 miles from Drymen.
G63 0AR is the nearest postcode.
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.
Oakwood trails that pass a lochside pebbly beach
Follow the path of 13th century Viking raiders