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This thread is archived. Please ensure you adhere to the BBC's rules … There are two particularly steep sections of the climb so be prepared! BEN A’AN. I’m new to this. The highest point of this walk is Ben A'an at 454m (1490ft). The Cobbler – a fine walk in Arrochar Alps near Glasgow. I’m new to this. The Ben A’an walk itself is around 4km and is considered a good hill for those new to climbing. Here are some examples: 4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage. In no particular order . Total distance 2.5 km. A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 20 and 27 November. This particular session was focused on promoting good health and taking in awesome views! The Walk Starting from Tigh Mhor (an imposing ‘Castle Looking’ Stone Building overlooking Loch Achray) make your way west towards the woods that spread up the hill (opposite a small carpark). Distance Height Start Approximate time Parking: 2.5 miles 1491 ft 200 yards west of Tigh Mhor near Loch Achray 1 ½ - 2 hours Car park A821 near Tigh Mor opposite the track. Ruby, Ruffles and I walk Ben A'an. Ben A'an, Trossachs. save. How easy is Ben A’an to climb? Follow one of the many walks which all start in and around Pitlochry, with trees, burns, rivers, lochs, and hills waiting for you as you explore a region filled with adventure. Other walks in the area: Ben Cleuch from Alva; Wood Hill; Ben Cleuch from Glendevon; Route 1 Via The Law. Ben A’an: The Top of the Walks It was the middle of May, and the residents of Edinburgh were acting rather strangely. Short but steep walk to magnificent views! For an experienced hill walker Ben A’an would be considered easy. Ben A’an last weekend. Two possible routes, difficulty easy to moderate. Ben A’an although of very modest height (454m) has all the character of a miniature mountain with craggy cliffs and a rocky summit. Fois House, Callander. I love it and poccasionally we like to go somewhere new and spend the day as tourists in our own country. Distance: 6 km / 4 miles. Walk: Ben A'an - mountain in miniature ★★★★ Start / finish at car park (with charge) on A821 2 mi west of Brig o' Turk, G.R. This climbs steeply close to the edge of the woods. report. share. A great adventure in any season! My 8 year old who is not a fan of walking was very happy clambering up the sides and it With views of both Loch Katrine and Loch Achray this walk offers stunning views of some of Scotland’s best landscapes. The nearest stations to Ben A'An B&B are: Orchardlea House, Callander is 126 meters away, 2 min walk. 2.5 miles, OS Landranger 57. . jackse - 23/Feb/11: There are several small crags on the lower hill to the right of the footpath. Walk st131 Ben A'an from Loch Achray. Ben A’an is one of our all-time favourite hikes in Scotland, despite being a relatively short walk. Ascent: 400 m / 1350 feet. Picture: Nick Drainey Early in the morning I had headed here for a great little walk, which still left enough time to fit in family commitments later in the day. Trail head directions. It is steep in parts but if you go at your own pace it is do-able. A holiday rarely allows enough time to climb a mountain, however this peak is Ben A’an, one of our Little Treasures. Walk Route Description. Ben A'an's distinctive pointed summit is an iconic sight in the Trossachs landscape. 80% Upvoted. Views are absolutely stunning at the top 0 1 10. comments. Dog walking at the Trossachs. However, it is also one of the steepest! Site co-founder Helen Webster said: “We all tend to get discouraged by stories on social media about people flouting the rules and travelling wherever they like. Looking like a miniature Matterhorn, Ben A'an is another Scottish hill that possesses the spirit of a mightier peak – and, being not so far from Glasgow and the Central Belt, it’s counted among Caledonia's most popular peaks, too. Ben A'an is definitely a tough one from the start. More details; What are the nearest stations to Ben A'An B&B? . On Sunday 14th October 2017 CEA organised a hiking session where we walked up Ben A'an and an outdoor cooking session at Loch Achray. Follow the Tillicoultry Glen (Mill Glen) path starting at the bridge on the east side of the burn. Posted by 1 year ago. Halfway up Ben A'an. For a detailed description of the trail, photos of significant points and map material have a look on Walk Highlands, by far my favourite online resource for hiking in Scotland.The trail can get quite muddy – it certainly was last weekend – so sturdy boots that cover your ankles, best hiking boots, are an absolute must. The Ben A’an walk tackles a 454m summit in the hills of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. hide. Our traffic figures sho Descent: 20 m / 65 feet . Ben A’an last weekend. Walk 72 – Ben A’an, Trossachs – 4 miles. This is the perfect walk for families, and even the youngest children will be able to handle the hike. Ben A'an: Amazing views, well worth the steep climb - See 132 traveler reviews, 144 candid photos, and great deals for Callander, UK, at Tripadvisor. The relatively minor summit of Ben A'an (454m) offers some astounding views. Total time 4 hours. The Ben A’an walk itself is around 4km and… Read more. Starting out can be quite difficult as you initially gain some height. There are panoramic views of Loch Achray from the car park at the foot of the mountain, while the views from the top encompass the nearby lochs and peaks and as far as the Arrochar Alps on the western shore of Loch Lomond. Ben A'an is one of the most prominent landmarks in the Trossachs. Click thumbnails for larger images. Not a mountain, but a lesser peak on the side of ‘Meall Gainmheich’, the walk is popular at all times of the year with locals, as the summit can usually be reached in around 60 minutes and the views are simply breath-taking. The scenery all the way up is beautiful and the views at the top took my breath away and I soon forgot about the sweaty, huffing and puffing to get there. It’s located in Loch Lomond And The Trossachs National Park, over stunning Loch Katrine, only a short drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Car park is small for such a popular walk, we went on a week day I dread to think what it must be on the weekend! Find places to stay in Pitlochry, such as Saorsa 1875 and Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa. Head up the track, and when it swings left take the path directly ahead amongst the trees. Distance: 3.8 km / 2.4 miles. At 1520 feet high, it is by no means a lofty peak, but its craggy slopes give it the mountainous air of a much taller hill. The Ben A’an walk is reasonably short, but it begins and ends with strenuous uphill sections. The walk begins across the road. Climbed Ben A’an, my 1st ever hill climb and I loved it. We go up in 1hr 25 and down in 35mins. Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: anne mariecb and Chris Mac (twice). It’s best known for its distinctive, outcropping peak, but the hike up Ben A’an is also a really enjoyable way to experience the majesty of this beautiful region. The view across the Loch Lomond’s and the Trossachs National Park and Loch Katrine, Loch Akray and Loch Venacher is so worth it. Ben A’an Walk: Ben A’an is one of the Trossachs’ ‘mini mountains’, and this small, perfectly formed hill is one of our favorites. Does anyone have any other recommendations for some easy busy scenic walks. You do get a 10/15 minute flat walk but that just sets up up for the hardest bit. KeithAlexander - 02/Nov/09: Rock is excellent when dry, beautiful setting. Category: Scotland. Ben A'an. Get directions to the start of this easy-to-follow walk . There’s also a theatre, distilleries and even a salmon ladder to check out when your feet need a rest! Ben A'an is known as a Bridget. Ben A'an has its own car park (charge) on the south side of the A821 close by the shores of Loch Achray. The ascent is arduous, rising straight up from the shores of Loch Achray through dense commercial forestry. This session started at 10am and finished at 4pm. If views could be measured then this short walk could possibly provide more quality views per mile walked than many other longer and more arduous excursions. Route & map Indeed, its name comes from the Gaelic for 'the small, pointed peak'. This circular walk makes use of a lesser known path at the back of the hill for the return route. Cloudy and rainy to start but it soon cleared up and it was a smashing walk. The Tarmachan Ridge – located over Loch Tay, this moderate difficulty hike will take you along fine mountain ridge. Location: Aberfoyle; Height: 729m / ascent 725m; Go climb Ben Venue; 6 – Ben Cleuch, The Ochills . Vital Statistics: Length: 2.5ml (4km) Ascent: 1,329ft (405m) Time: 2½ hrs: Grade: (Easy) Route Summary: - Ben A'an Forestry Commision Car Park, Loch Achray, The Trossachs, Woodland, Ben A'an, Woodland, Ben A'an Forestry Commision Car Park, Loch Achray. The shortest and most popular route up Ben Cleuch. 6 1 16. The walk up Ben A'an is one of the most popular in the Trossachs, and for good reason; the going is not difficult, and the rewards are great, with superb views over Loch Katrine and Loch Achray as the payoff for an hour of not too strenuous exertion. The walk starts just along from the Ben A’an car park and will take you around 4 hours. : NN 509070 ///cute.crumple.decency 4 km / 2 mi | 340 m | ⌚ Half a day | ⬤ Moderate Features: Ben A'an (454 m) Terrain: Excellent path throughout, often steep. Dreadnought Hotel, Callander is 637 meters away, 9 min walk. Close. Stairs and bigs steps the whole way up. Some Tips for your day on Ben A’an Trail Details. Does anyone have any other recommendations for some easy busy scenic walks. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk. If you need accommodation we have details of 12 properties offering rooms near Ben A'an. I witnessed two men swimming in the sea at (not so) exotic Newhaven on a Saturday morning, I saw “taps aff” on Leith Walk, and people were actually smiling at strangers in the street. It may affect schedules and lines relevant to your trip to Ben A'An B&B in Callander. Has anyone climbed, or seen descriptions for these? Despite this its summit is very easily attainable via a well made forestry path. We recommend another two great hikes, both are less than 1 hour drive from Ben A’an! Ascent: 700 m / 2300 feet. Ben An 505082 on three levels great intro for moving together alpine style. The two uphill sections of this hike are through beautiful forests, filled with birdsong and wildflowers; showy purple foxgloves seem to be growing everywhere along the side of the trail. Archived. Spending all week outdoors with Ruby my dog is why I learned how to start a dog walking business.. This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps: OS Explorer Map 365: 1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers) OS Landranger Map 57: 1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers) Some Photos and Pictures from Walk st131 Ben A'an from Loch Achray. If you've walked up this hill already why not log on or register and record your walk? 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