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Ben A'an Hike

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The 461m /1,512ft Ben A'an mountain is situated by Loch Achray and Loch Katrine, between Aberfoyle and Callander, next to the A821 tourist road, 31 miles north of the city of Glasgow, no Buses use this road.

This is a real popular Hike with a good Path and Trail all the way to the top, averaging about 1 and a half hours up and 1 hour back down. The Car Park is about 300ft above Sea Level.

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The image 2nd top is of the Ben Aan Car Park and Start of the Path across the Main Road. Cost £3 per day in 2021, pay by Coins or Card.

This Car Park is often Full at Weekends / Holidays. There is another Car Park a few hundred yards north at the end of Loch Achray for the Hike to the 729m /2,392ft Ben Venue, there is often more space there.

The First Section up Ben Aan is fairly steep, winding up over a Hiking Bridge.

The Second Section is a nice steady Walk towards the Top Section. The Trees here were cut down about 2016, should take a few years before the new Trees block the view.

The Top Section looks impossible, but there is a Real Steep Trail up through the Trees that takes you onto the East Side.

The last 100ft up the East Side is fairly steep, up to the pointy Summit of Ben Aan.

The Summit of Ben Aan is real popular for Photos with Loch Katrine down to the left. Large Image

You may see Tour Boats going up and Down Loch Katrine, or people Biking along the east side of the Loch, there is also a good Diner at Loch Katrine with great views.

There are other Hills you can Hike to the east of Ben Aan, but there are no real Trails to them, so a bit testing through the Heather. Large Image

Back down is the same Trail, the image right shows just how steep it is. Large Image

This is a great little Mountain to try out before taking on any over 3,000ft, is just as steep, just half the height.

The Click on Map below shows the Tourist Trails in Blue, Brown Rougher Trails.

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these Hikes, and know how to use them, as in Cloud, these Mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.

Some people are now trying out OS Phone Apps that can help.


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