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Ben Venue

Ben Venue


Postby harkinchristopher » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:53 am

Route description: Ben Venue from Loch Achray

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Venue

Date walked: 16/04/2016

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 725m

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After sore legs completing the Glen Lyon horseshoe the week before, decided to take it slightly easier and focus on a Graham this week - had been fancying Ben Venue for a while so happy to finally give it a crack.

After parking up at the Ben Venue car park (luckily the ticket machine for the car park takes card payments otherwise I wouldn't have been able to pay the £3!) we set off up the path to start the walk in.

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Well Signed!


The route was pretty well sign-posted so no need for any mapreading/GPS today. There were plenty of people attempting the walk too. A couple of steep sections of the path later and soon we were out onto the open track. I guess previously the forest cover would have lasted a lot longer but there had clearly been considerable tree felling.

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Trees Down


Plodding on we soon started to gain height and the views back started to open up.

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We were too slow for him!

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After a steeper section we soon made our way up to the summit. It was starting to get pretty chilly by this point - hat and gloves on. Grabbed a quick lunch at the true summit before heading over to the lower 'summit' for much better views of Loch Katrine and the surrounding hills.

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Regretting running up the hill


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Second 'Summit'


After this the descent was pretty straight forward and quick. I was surprised at how many people seemed to be starting the walk as we were descending (it was around 3pm).

A quick wash of some muddy dogs in the river later and we were back and the car park heading for home.
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