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. Ben A'an is one of the most prominent landmarks in the Trossachs. Distance: 6 km / 4 miles. 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. 0 1 10. comments. Here are some examples: 4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage. 2.5 miles, OS Landranger 57. If you've walked up this hill already why not log on or register and record your walk? Ben A'an is definitely a tough one from the start. Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: anne mariecb and Chris Mac (twice). 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. Walk Route Description. Ben An 505082 on three levels great intro for moving together alpine style. This climbs steeply close to the edge of the woods. Please ensure you adhere to the BBC's rules … Posted by 1 year ago. However, it is also one of the steepest! We recommend another two great hikes, both are less than 1 hour drive from Ben A’an! Descent: 20 m / 65 feet . With views of both Loch Katrine and Loch Achray this walk offers stunning views of some of Scotland’s best landscapes. The iconic pointed peak of Ben A’an in the Trossachs is a fantastic wee climb and the views of Loch Katrine and Ben Venue from the top are nothing short of spectacular. Views are absolutely stunning at the top Dreadnought Hotel, Callander is 637 meters away, 9 min walk. jackse - 23/Feb/11: There are several small crags on the lower hill to the right of the footpath. This is the perfect walk for families, and even the youngest children will be able to handle the hike. Close. Head up the track, and when it swings left take the path directly ahead amongst the trees. report. 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. 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. It is steep in parts but if you go at your own pace it is do-able. 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. Ben A’an walk (Quite energetic and a wee rocky scramble near top) Description. Total distance 2.5 km. Ben A'an. Ascent: 700 m / 2300 feet. This particular session was focused on promoting good health and taking in awesome views! 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. Other walks in the area: Ben Cleuch from Alva; Wood Hill; Ben Cleuch from Glendevon; Route 1 Via The Law. The highest point of this walk is Ben A'an at 454m (1490ft). The nearest stations to Ben A'An B&B are: Orchardlea House, Callander is 126 meters away, 2 min walk. Walk st131 Ben A'an from Loch Achray. Location: Aberfoyle; Height: 729m / ascent 725m; Go climb Ben Venue; 6 – Ben Cleuch, The Ochills . Halfway up Ben A'an. Total time 4 hours. A holiday rarely allows enough time to climb a mountain, however this peak is Ben A’an, one of our Little Treasures. 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. Route & map Spending all week outdoors with Ruby my dog is why I learned how to start a dog walking business.. There’s also a theatre, distilleries and even a salmon ladder to check out when your feet need a rest! Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk. 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. Stairs and bigs steps the whole way up. Ben A'an is known as a Bridget. 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. Indeed, its name comes from the Gaelic for 'the small, pointed peak'. I’m new to this. I’m new to this. . It may affect schedules and lines relevant to your trip to Ben A'An B&B in Callander. Ben A'an, Trossachs. 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. . It’s located in Loch Lomond And The Trossachs National Park, over stunning Loch Katrine, only a short drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Cloudy and rainy to start but it soon cleared up and it was a smashing walk. For an experienced hill walker Ben A’an would be considered easy. Dog walking at the Trossachs. The shortest and most popular route up Ben Cleuch. Data from walks website Walkhighlands.co.uk has shown a shift from searches for walks in more remote parts, with record people searching for walks close to Glasgow, Edinburgh and the rest of the central belt. save. You do get a 10/15 minute flat walk but that just sets up up for the hardest bit. Ben A'an's distinctive pointed summit is an iconic sight in the Trossachs landscape. Walk 72 – Ben A’an, Trossachs – 4 miles. Click thumbnails for larger images. Despite this its summit is very easily attainable via a well made forestry path. 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. 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! Does anyone have any other recommendations for some easy busy scenic walks. The Cobbler – a fine walk in Arrochar Alps near Glasgow. Our traffic figures sho Fois House, Callander. My 8 year old who is not a fan of walking was very happy clambering up the sides and it BEN A’AN. 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. If you need accommodation we have details of 12 properties offering rooms near Ben A'an. Ben A’an although of very modest height (454m) has all the character of a miniature mountain with craggy cliffs and a rocky summit. Short but steep walk to magnificent views! In no particular order . This thread is archived. The Ben A’an walk tackles a 454m summit in the hills of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. How easy is Ben A’an to climb? Ruby, Ruffles and I walk Ben A'an. hide. 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. Follow the Tillicoultry Glen (Mill Glen) path starting at the bridge on the east side of the burn. More details; What are the nearest stations to Ben A'An B&B? The walk starts just along from the Ben A’an car park and will take you around 4 hours. The Ben A’an walk itself is around 4km and… Read more. The view across the Loch Lomond’s and the Trossachs National Park and Loch Katrine, Loch Akray and Loch Venacher is so worth it. The relatively minor summit of Ben A'an (454m) offers some astounding views. Ascent: 400 m / 1350 feet. 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. This session started at 10am and finished at 4pm. 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. Some Tips for your day on Ben A’an Trail Details. 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