Short but steep walk to magnificent views! We go up in 1hr 25 and down in 35mins. 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. 0 1 10. comments. 6 1 16. If you need accommodation we have details of 12 properties offering rooms near Ben A'an. Close. 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. Climbed Ben A’an, my 1st ever hill climb and I loved it. KeithAlexander - 02/Nov/09: Rock is excellent when dry, beautiful setting. The Tarmachan Ridge – located over Loch Tay, this moderate difficulty hike will take you along fine mountain ridge. Ben A'an, Trossachs. The Walk Starting from Tigh Mhor (an imposing ‘Castle Looking’ Stone Building overlooking Loch Achray) make your way west towards the woods that spread up the hill (opposite a small carpark). Ben A'an has its own car park (charge) on the south side of the A821 close by the shores of Loch Achray. Ben A'an is known as a Bridget. The highest point of this walk is Ben A'an at 454m (1490ft). Ruby, Ruffles and I walk Ben A'an. 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. I love it and poccasionally we like to go somewhere new and spend the day as tourists in our own country. Posted by 1 year ago. Ben A’an: The Top of the Walks It was the middle of May, and the residents of Edinburgh were acting rather strangely. 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. The view across the Loch Lomond’s and the Trossachs National Park and Loch Katrine, Loch Akray and Loch Venacher is so worth it. This is the perfect walk for families, and even the youngest children will be able to handle the hike. However, it is also one of the steepest! Follow the Tillicoultry Glen (Mill Glen) path starting at the bridge on the east side of the burn. 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. 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. Dreadnought Hotel, Callander is 637 meters away, 9 min walk. . Archived. Starting out can be quite difficult as you initially gain some height. The Ben A’an walk is reasonably short, but it begins and ends with strenuous uphill sections. I’m new to this. 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. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk. 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. A great adventure in any season! Fois House, Callander. 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. Ascent: 700 m / 2300 feet. Get directions to the start of this easy-to-follow walk . Ben A’an walk (Quite energetic and a wee rocky scramble near top) Description. The scenery all the way up is beautiful and the views at the top took my breath away and I soon forgot about the sweaty, huffing and puffing to get there. Ben A’an is one of our all-time favourite hikes in Scotland, despite being a relatively short walk. Views are absolutely stunning at the top Descent: 20 m / 65 feet . More details; What are the nearest stations to Ben A'An B&B? If you've walked up this hill already why not log on or register and record your walk? Other walks in the area: Ben Cleuch from Alva; Wood Hill; Ben Cleuch from Glendevon; Route 1 Via The Law. Ben A'an's distinctive pointed summit is an iconic sight in the Trossachs landscape. My 8 year old who is not a fan of walking was very happy clambering up the sides and it 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. 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