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Ben Ledi Hike

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The 2,883ft / 879m Ben Ledi mountain is situated on the south side of Loch Lubnaig, 4 miles north of Callander, 45 miles north of the city of Glasgow, next to the A84 road.

This is a fairly Direct Hike with a good Path and Trail all the way to the top, averaging 2 and a half hours up and 1 and a half hours back down. The Free Car Park is about 400ft above Sea Level, no regular buses.

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The image top is from Callander looking north to Ben Ledi.

The Free Car Parks are at the Entrance to Strathyre Cabins, 4 miles north of Callander, just drive across the narrow Bridge here. There are three small Car Parks just over the Bridge, and a large LayBy about 300 yards up the Main Road if these Car Parks are full.

The Start of the Path is just across the Bridge, where one of the small Car Parks is situated.

The Path takes you up through Woodland with a couple of real Steep Sections.

Where the Path clears the Woodland, it leads you up onto a low point on the wide South Ridge, to just under 2,000ft / 610m. There is another Steep Section up to the Low Point.

As soon as you are heading up the South Ridge, you can see a Metal Cross on the Summit.

After a fairly long Steady Hike up a good Path, you reach a small Cairn just before a Trail over a little Steep Section.

Over the the little Steep Section is another little Steep Section up to the Summit of Ben Ledi.

You reach the Cross first, in honour of Sgt Harry Lawrie, killed in a Helicopter Crash in 1987 when the Killin Mountain Rescue Team were trying to rescue a woman that had fell on the 3,800ft Ben More mountain at Crianlarich, 26 miles northwest of here. Sgt Lawrie was based in Callander, probably why the Memorial was erected looking down on Callander.

Cross and Summit Large Image

The Summit gives good views West to the Mountains - Ben Aan, Ben Venue and Ben Lomond. Large Image

The Summit also gives good views East over Loch Lubnaig. Large Image

Most people go back down the same Trail / Path, but you can go down the North Side, see the OS Map at the top for that Route, wont be as good a Trail though.

Back down the same Path gives great views over Loch Lubnaig where there is a Cafe and Beach for Watersports.

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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