Beinn Dubh Hike

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Where: Beinn Dubh, by Luss village at Loch Lomond in central Scotland
Weather: Sunny
Height: 2,155 ft
Distance: ?

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 Glasgow.

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 anyway.

The image below is from the main street in Luss looking towards the pier.

Luss main street image

The image below is of Luss Pier with a speed boat that gives fast tours around Loch Lomond.

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 Luss Beach.

Luss Pier image

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 behind this.

Beinn Dubh from Luss Pier image

The image below is from the shop at the pier showing the higher part of the hill in the distance.

This was the Post Office, Paper Shop and General Store in the TV show Take the High Road that run from 1980 to 1993.

Luss Post Office in TV Show image

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.

Large Image.

Beinn Dubh from Luss image

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 hiking trail.

Luss Visitor Centre car park image

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 follow.

Luss footbridge to the hills image

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 them.

Luss Road Map . Hill Walking Map . Beinn Dubh Photo Tour to the Top . Luss Photo Tour .

Beinn Dubh Map image
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