Where: Beinn Dubh, by Luss village at Loch
Lomond in central Scotland
Height: 2,155 ft
The 2,155 ft Beinn Dubh is situated on the
west side of Loch Lomond at the village of
Luss, 9 miles north of the town of Balloch,
26 miles northwest of the city of
To get a good view of Beinn Dubh, you have
to park at the Luss Visitor Centre, at the
north side of the village, and walk down to
Luss Pier, a must visit if you are there
The image below is from the main street in
Luss looking towards the pier.
The image below is of Luss Pier with a
speed boat that gives fast tours around Loch
You get great views across Loch Lomond
from the pier, and beach next to the pier,
the best place to view Ben Lomond mountain on
the other side of Loch Lomond.
Large Image from
The image below is from Luss Pier looking
northwest to Beinn Dubh. This is the first
part of the hill, the higher part is directly
The image below is from the shop at the
pier showing the higher part of the hill in
This was the Post Office, Paper Shop and
General Store in the TV show Take the High
Road that run from 1980 to 1993.
The image below is from a street leading
from the pier to the Luss Visitor Centre car
park. This view shows the route up onto the
hills, with the hiking trail just visible
going up the east ridge, over the first part
of the hill, then onto the highest part.
The image below is from the Luss Visitor Centre car park
at the north side of the village.
For the route to Beinn Dubh, walk about
100 yards south from this car park to Luss
Primary School on School Road. There is a
path next to the school that leads to a
footbridge over the main road, and onto the
The image below is from the bridge
crossing the main road. Only a few yards down
from the other side of the bridge is a style
over the fence. The trail to the top of the
hills goes up behind the house here, easy to
The Map below shows the trail to the top
of Beinn Dubh.
Some hikers go round the horseshoe, then
down over Mid Hill onto the hill road back to
the footbridge at Luss. The first part of
Beinn Dubh at 2,106 ft gives the best views,
so a shorter hike to there and back is also
popular. This is sheep country, so best not
take a dog, or keep it on a lead.
The Loch Lomond Arms
Hotel is situated in Luss, about 200
yards south of the hiking trail footbridge,
ideal for a well deserved drink and meal.
Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map
and Compass on these hikes, and know how to
use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be
deadly. In Winter, make sure you have
Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use
Luss Road Map
. Hill Walking
Map . Beinn Dubh Photo
Tour to the Top . Luss Photo Tour .