Rowardennan, Loch Lomond, Scotland
My self catering log cabin is here at Rowardennan, by the waters of Loch Lomond in Scotland. Rowardennan is at the end of the B837 road that runs from Drymen, through the village of Balmaha, past the lodges and ends in the car park at the foot of Ben Lomond.
Rowardennan is really a small area where there are the log cabins, the Rowrdennan Hotel, the Youth Hostel, some cottages and the little National Park information centre (unmanned) and car park and toilets.
There is also the big old pier which is now not used but in years gone by a paddle steamer, The Maid of the Loch, used to call in. The steamer is berthed in Balloch and you can visit it – there is a plan to restore the ships operation and run it again. See Maid of the Loch.
The Rowardennan Hotel is a traditional old Scottish inn but modernised. It used to be an old drover cattle inn 100’s of years ago.
It’s the walks from the lodge that justify the trip here. The West Highland Way goes right past the lodge site. The West Highland Way was Scotland’s first long distance walking route and is Scotland’s most popular. Starting in Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow it stretches 151km to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis. West Highland Way.