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A cracking Venue for kick-starting the weekend!

A cracking Venue for kick-starting the weekend!

Postby Graeme D » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:23 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Venue

Date walked: 30/05/2014

Time taken: 3.8 hours

Distance: 9.6 km

Ascent: 812m

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There is no shortage of reports on here for Ben Venue so I won't go into any detail.

Met Kev shortly after 5 at the Ben Venue car park near the Loch Achray Hotel after clocking off for the week and headed for the hill via the Bealach nam Bo. This route gives grand views on ascent of Lock Katrine and across to the Balquhidder and Crianlarich hills.

We enjoyed a couple of bottles of Ossian Supremely Golden at the top before heading down into the vandalised and ravaged landscape of Gleann Riabhach and back along the track to the hotel and the car park a short distance further along the road.

Loch Achray from the car park

The hill peaking out in the background

Heading towards the sluice gates at the head of Loch Katrine

The Bealach na Bo ahead

Almost at the bealach

Ben'An across Loch Katrine

In shadow in the bealach

Back whence we came

Under one of the massive slabs of rock in the bealach

Across Loch Katrine towards the Crianlarich giants

Eastern end of Loch Katrine with the boat just visible tucked away in an inlet

Ben Venue's craggy nature reveals itself

Almost at the summit


Loch Katrine from the summit

Ben Ledi and Lochs Achray and Venacher from between the two summits

Getting the Ossian out at the south east summit

A shocking case of vandalism in Gleann Riabhach

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Re: A cracking Venue for kick-starting the weekend!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:15 pm

A very lush looking landscape. Nice photo of the eastern end of Loch Katrine.

As you say, great start to the weekend.
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Re: A cracking Venue for kick-starting the weekend!

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:47 am

A good day out , must do this wee beauty myself one day :D
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