Here’s a quick blog about my latest book, Top 10 Mountain Walks: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park published by Northern Eye Books. To see more of my images please visit me at Scottish Horizons.
This is the third book of four in a series to walks in Scotland’s first National Park published by Northern Eye Books – Top 10 Easy Summits and Top 10 Lochside Walks were published in 2016, Top 10 Pub Walks will follow this year. They form part of their superb Top 10 series of guidebooks and are the first in the series to focus on walking in Scotland.
My love of hillwalking began on the mountains surrounding Loch Lomond, as they were, when growing up in Glasgow, my local hills. Mountains such as Ben Lomond, Ben Donich, Stob Binnein, Cruach Ardrain and The Cobbler have been climbed many times in the intervening years.
This book contains walks onto all of these mountains as well as Ben Vorlich, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue, several of the Crianlarich mountains and a couple of lesser-visited peaks above Tyndrum. The scenery from their slopes and summits is incredible which, on a clear day, can extend to the West and Central Highlands, to the rolling hills of Galloway, out across the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig and to the serrated outline of Arran.
These are some of the best views in Britain and the ten routes detailed in this book show off some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery.