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Ben Venue

Ben Venue Height (Hill of Caves) 2,391Ft. 727 metres. Distance 7 miles (11.2 km)
Duration of Walk 4 to 6 hours.

How to get there. From Callander take A84(T) to Kilmahog turn left on to the A821. Pass the old Trossachs Hotel turn the bend of the Loch and there is a car park on your right, you will then need to walk to the Loch Achray Hotel.

From Aberfoyle take the A821 over the Dukes Pass. When you reach the Loch Achray Hotel you have a choice of trying to park at the limited space behind the Hotel or carry on to the first car park on the left. ( I would advise this unless you are there really early) The start of the path is to the rear of the loch Achray Hotel.

We took the path that starts to climb as opposed to the path that goes to Loch Katrine. You will find the path wide and well maintained abet to be used for mountain bikes. When you reach the forestry road turn left and after a short distance the forest path to the right is the one to take. This path will then meet up again with the same forestry road, the path continues straight across the road.

When you reach the fence and stile and leave the forest behind, things start to get a bit boggy. Follow the well worn path which basically does not venture too far from the burn that flows down towards you. Remember this as the path becomes obscure futher on. When you reach the crest turn right up towards the summit. On a good day the views are well worth it, Ben Venue might not be a Corbett but never the less a nice climb.

Ben Venue from Ben A'an


Start of path Ben Venue


Near the end of the forest path Ben Venue


End of forest path Ben Venue


Looking back towards forest path Ben Venue


Good place for a rest on the way up Ben Venue


Old Trossachs Hotel from Ben Venue


Loch Katrine from Ben Venue


Loch Achray & Loch Venachar from Ben Venue


Triangulation Pillar Ben Venue


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All Photographs on this site are copyright of James Barclay 02/04/2002