A week of good weather in Scotland in April was such a gift. One that gave us plenty of opportunity for some great hill walking around the Loch Lomond and Arrochar areas just north of Glasgow. We started off with a mountain that was once a Munro (A Scottish mountain that is over 3,000 foot / 917 m) but it was demoted when more accurate surveys found it to be just short of the magic number. That doesn’t mean Beinn an Lochain is an easy walk
This Black Hill walk heads up from Crowden and takes a little known path up to Black Hill via Crowden Little Brook. The route returns via the plane crash site of the Gloster Meteors on Sliddens Moss and the stunning Laddow Rocks. This is a challenging 9 mile walk over rugged, bleak moorland where good navigation skills are essential, especially in bad weather. There are some of the best views in the Peak District National Park on this walking route.