Walk: Luss for words above Glen Striddle
|[Beinn Dubh from the footbridge over the A82 - ascent path visible just to the right of the house]|
The Luss Hills are practically Luss's back garden, and easily accessible from Glasgow. Despite this, they're usually bypassed by walkers heading for the higher peaks further north, so solitude usually awaits after escaping claustrophobic Luss and the noise from the A82. A horseshoe route around Glen Striddle rewards with some of the best views you could hope for, with Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps all vying for attention. In good conditions this isn't a full day's walk, leaving plenty of time to divert along the banks of beautiful Luss Water for a leisurely stroll back towards the start.
|[Ben Lomond from the ascent]|
Name: Walk: Luss for words above Glen Striddle ★★★☆☆
Length: 12 km / 7 miles
Ascent: 740 metres
Main summits: Beinn Dubh east top (642 metres); Beinn Dubh west top (657 metres, Graham)
Points of interest: Luss Water; Luss
Start / finish: Car park in Luss (charge in summer, though a little free street parking nearby), G.R.: NS 359931 / basics position novel
Route: Car park - footbridge over A82 - Strone Wood - Beinn Dubh east top - Beinn Dubh west top - Mid Hill - join road near Glenmollochan - turn right on path just before A82 footbridge - follow Luss Water to Luss - start.
Terrain: Grassy paths for most of horseshoe, boggy in places low down. 3 km of quiet road for return, then excellent paths along Luss Water.
Wildlife today: Group of deer near Beinn Dubh east top seen while descending; a few sheep on the hill.
Weather today: Part cloudy to start but soon mostly sunny. Temperature just above freezing (but feeling warmer in sunshine) and light winds.
>> see separate post for Luss ★★★☆☆
|[Luss Water near the finish]|
Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)