Ben Ledi is a familiar landmark from Callander and the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. It is a very
popular hillwalk and its position on the edge of the Highlands makes it an excellent viewpoint.
Please note that the ascent route is currently closed due to fallen trees; it is currently necessary to instead ascend via the Stank Glen route given here as the optional descent.
Well walked paths, rough with some very boggy sections, particularly on the descent. As with any mountain walk, hillwalking gear must be carried.
None to drop off at start, but straightforward walk on cycle path from Callander if you don't mind the extra distance.
Hillwalking in WinterPlease note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
Parking area over bridge from A84. Map and directions.
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