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
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.