Ben Chonzie - is it really boring?
by murphy999 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:44 pm
Route description: Ben Chonzie via Glen Lednock
Munros included on this walk: Ben Chonzie
Date walked: 10/09/2009
Time taken: 3 hours
Distance: 6 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Arriving at the head of Glen Lednock a small car park has room for a few cars and the route onto the hillside is obvious along a short road and to the right side of a pair of houses.
Following an old Land Rover track it's a long rocky slog, tough on the ankles, but consolation comes in the form of the beautiful Glen Lednock gradually unfolding behind you.
Almost at the ridge we left the track and crossed the headwaters of the burn following a muddy track which sucks your boots under.
Up and onto the ridge we made our way between two rocky outcrops and to within sight of the summit. Heading north west and then north east for about half a mile it is simple to find the top following a line of old fence posts.
Having climbed Ben Chonzie I can say its reputation is somewhat deserved, but the hill serves as a perfect vantage point for far more impressive mountains. Extending as far north as the Cairgorms and in spectacular fashion towards the Lawers range the views are truly magnificent.
On a clear winters day this must be a fine spectacle, I know I will be back to see it.
by MacCookie » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:10 pm
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by MadMackem » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:16 pm
by IreneM » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:21 pm
Ok, Ben Chonzie isn't the most physically challenging hill, but there should be loads of wildlife - hares in particular - and as the others have said, the views towards other hills will whet your appetite for other expeditions!
Mind and tell us all how it went.
by doogz » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:21 pm
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by kevsbald » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:36 pm
by kinley » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:36 pm
I don't accept that - it should read "There's no such thing as a boring hill - just bored hillwalkers"
I don't ever remember a bad hill day - but as I run around photographing plants and wildlife and rocks while climbing the hills and taking in the views I think I have enough to keep me occupied.
Ben Chonzie has some of the highest density hares in Scotland and I've seen Osprey, Hen Harriers and Red Kites in the area so I wouldn't say boring.
by LeithySuburbs » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:41 am
by iainwatson » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:45 pm
i just love being out in the hills,
rain,sleet,snow,gale force winds- nothing deters me from enjoying it
granted i've only been up 30 odd hills but every hill has offered something memorable
thinking of going up Chonzie tomorrow and very much looking forward to it
by murphy999 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:25 pm