Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!
The Loch Lomond Hill Round Scotland
Ben Lomond summit looking across Loch Lomond to the Arrochar Alps (Luke Arnott)
At over 22 miles long and up to 5 miles wide Loch Lomond lays claim to be the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain by surface area. The challenge of completing a high-level circuit of the loch was conceived by Luke Arnott. In all it adds up to running some 75 miles, climbing a contrasting mixture of 29 mountains and hills and ascending some 30,000 feet. Luke completed this formidable round twice during Spring 2019. The first was a solo run with food drops in 38-47 in April, followed by a second supported round less than a month later taking 34-24. A comprehensive account of Luke's two runs is provided via the link below.
The object is to visit the 29 summits named above by starting and finishing at the Tom Weir Statue at Balmaha. Use in conjuntion with OS Explorer maps OL38 & OL39: Loch Lomond South & Loch Lomond North. For grid references and heights of the summits see Luke Arnott's schedule below.
Click on the icon to view or print a schedule of summits, grid references and actual times for Luke Arnott's supported round.
This is an informal challenge without registrations or time limits. Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!
Links and Further Information
Hill Round of Loch Lomond - Luke Arnott's account of his two rounds
All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times. Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions! Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.
HAVE A GO!
The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go, subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.
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RECORDS and NEWS
Please send details of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also refer to the guidelines and definitions in the FRA Handbook.
Updates are generally made each winter and announced on gofar facebook. If you are not on facebook, to subscribe to future updates email Tony Wimbush: email@example.com . Put "subscribe" in the subject line, or "delete" if you wish to unsubscribe.
If you can improve on the accuracy of this resource, offer details of other routes (old and new), spot any errors in grid references, names, heights, spelling or punctuation, or find a link which does not work please email Tony Wimbush: firstname.lastname@example.org