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Ben Venue from the main Car Park at visitor centre

Ben Venue from the main Car Park at visitor centre


Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:09 am

Route description: Ben Venue from Loch Achray

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Venue

Date walked: 19/05/2018

Distance: 13.7 km

Ascent: 880m

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Ben Venue was to be the chosen hill for today, a good path most of the way and a fine weather day, it promised to be a good hill day all round.

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Ben Venue in the background
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From the Visitor Centre walk down main road until you come to a single track road on your right, take this
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Walk down until you see a Ben Venue signpost take this path which takes you over this bridge over the stream
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Looking up to Ben Venue through the trees
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A good path for walking, well made
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Soon you come to this path junction on your right take this as it climbs up around the hill
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Good track circling around the base of the hill and already quite busy, it seems very popular today
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Further along the track where there has been some forestry clearances in the past
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Climbing steeper but the gradient is very easy at this point
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After another small climbing section this is another which forks off to the right at a well made cairn
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Looking back towards the cairn
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After another downhill section and yet another wee ascent. Looking back
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Getting nearer the summit
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From the summit looking down to Loch Achray and Loch Venachar
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From the summit looking down at Loch Katrine and Ben A'an in the middle of the photograph
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From summit looking down at the camping area with pods beyond Loch Katrine
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At the summit Trig point
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The Rodmiester
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Re: Ben Venue from the main Car Park at visitor centre

Postby Gordie12 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:12 am

Hi Rod

Enjoyed this as I'm looking to do this hill and Ben A'an next spring - a lot of ascent for a relatively wee hill - there seem to be quite a few ups and downs along the way.

You must be catching up with your backlog of reports now??????????
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Re: Ben Venue from the main Car Park at visitor centre

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:12 pm

Gordie12 wrote:Hi Rod

Enjoyed this as I'm looking to do this hill and Ben A'an next spring - a lot of ascent for a relatively wee hill - there seem to be quite a few ups and downs along the way.

You must be catching up with your backlog of reports now??????????

Hi Gordie, I am slowly catching up. You will really like this wee hill, easy walking all the way, and yes a good path, not like the Corbetts I've been doing recently :lol: Still not done Ben A'an, but I believe it's much busier than this one, when I do it I think I'll leave it for an evening climb, on a good day, less folk and stunning views.
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Location: Carnoustie

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