Where: Beinn Dubh, by Luss village at
Loch Lomond in central Scotland
Height: 2,155ft, 725m
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
The image below is from the main street
in Luss looking towards the pier.
The image below is of Luss Pier with a
speed boat that gives fast tours around
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.
from Luss Beach.
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.
The image below is from the shop at the
pier showing the higher part of the hill in
This was the Post Office, Paper Shop and
General Store in the TV show Take the High
Road that run from 1980 to 1993.
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
The image below is from the Luss Visitor
Centre car park at the north side of the
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
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.
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
The Loch Lomond
Arms Hotel is situated in Luss, about
200 yards south of the hiking trail
footbridge, ideal for a well deserved drink
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.
Map . Hill Walking
Photo Tour to the Top