Walk: Luss for words above Glen Striddle

Argyll & Bute | Luss Hills | Full day walk | ★★★

[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]

📌 Walk: Luss for words above Glen Striddle ★★★
Start / finish at main car park (charge in summer, though a little free street parking nearby) in Luss village centre, G.R.: NS 359931 ///basics.position.novel

▶ 12 km / 7 mi | ▲ 740 m | ⌚ Full day | Tough
Features: △ Beinn Dubh east top (642 m); △ Beinn Dubh west top (657 m, Graham); Luss Water; Luss ★★★
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.

Route & map

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

Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: Group of deer near Beinn Dubh east top seen while descending; a few sheep on the hill.
Weather: Part cloudy to start but soon mostly sunny. Temperature just above freezing (but feeling warmer in sunshine) and light winds.

[Luss Water near the finish]


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