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Ben Vane Hike

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The 3,002ft / 915m Ben Vane mountain is situated on the west side of Loch Lomond by Inveruglas Visitor Centre, 4 miles north of Tarbet, 44 miles northwest of Glasgow.

This is a Steep Hike averaging 3 hours up and 2 back down, Visitor Centre Car Park is about 30 feet above Sea Level, with a good Trail all the way, with a couple of Fairly Safe Scrambling Sections.

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The image top is of the Inveruglas Visitor Centre Car Park. It cost £3 per day here in 2021, pay by Coins.

The Way to Ben Vane is to follow the Roadside Path along past the Hydro Electic Power Station here towards a Railway Bridge.

Go up the Hill Road under the Railway Bridge with the Hill Road taking you to the Base of Ben Vane, about a 1 mile steady uphill walk.

At the Base of Ben Vane, you will see a Road lead off to the left over a Bridge, go along that road till you Cross a Real Small Bridge, from there you will see a good Man Made Path up to Ben Vane.

This Path was laid around 2015? over what used to be a Real Wet Section.

You soon reach the Steep South Side of Ben Vane, at about 700ft above sea level, so about 2,300ft / 700m of real steep Hiking.

The First Steep Section takes you up to a Viewpoint for great views over Loch Sloy Dam. This is the only place where there is a Trail over a High Drop, but is safe, just gives you a sense of height.

The Mid Section has a good Little Scrambling Section.

The Top Section has a Tougher Scrambling Section, but still fairly safe.

Just above the Top Scrambling section is a Short Trail to the Summit that you can Hike up, but if you follow a Trail leading over to the Left, you will have to Scramble over a Sloping Rock that is not easy. Large Image.

Ben Vane has a large Summit with Two Cairns, from the East Side Cairn you get a View all the way back down to Loch Lomond.

Large Image Down to Loch Lomond.

Large Image West to the Arrochar Mountains.

Back Down is the Same Trail.

Some people Hike the 3,093ft / 943m Ben Vorlich on the same day, but it is 2,300ft / 700m back up to that Mountain Summit, making it about 5,300ft / 1,615m of Steep Hiking in the one day.

The Click on Map below shows the Tourist Trails in Blue, Brown Rougher Trails, and Red a Bit Dangerous.

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.

Some people are now trying out OS Phone Apps that can help.


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