Ben Vane

Ben Vane in clouds © Walk and Cycle
View from Ben Vane © Walk and Cycle
View from Ben Vane © Walk and Cycle

Ben Vane is a really enjoyable half day out in the hills. The walk in from Loch Lomond is short and the climb to the summit is via a rocky ridge that at times requires some simple scrambling. The rewards for your efforts are fine views across to neighbouring munros Beinn Ime and Ben Vorlich and down to Loch Lomond in the valley.

Park at Inveruglas Visitor Centre car park on the A82 beside Loch Lomond. There is a charge for parking. There are toilets and a cafe at the visitor centre. Walk south along the A82 (there is a good footpath beside the road), past the power station until the road bends sharply left. Turn right here and join the tarmac road that crosses underneath the railway line.

Follow the road until it bends to the right. Leave the road following a footpath west as it climbs the hill. At the top the footpath rejoins the tarmac road. Pass a large electricity substation on your left. Continue on the road until you reach the bridge on your left that crosses the river that flows from Loch Sloy.

Cross the bridge and walk for 3-4 hundred metres until you cross over a small stream. Turn right here, passing over boggy ground before ascending onto the hill that sits at the foot of the ridge. From here there is a clear, well worn path that ascends up the ridge. The summit is a large flat area where on a clear day you can sit and enjoy the fabulous views. Descend via the same route.