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Feb 2020: Ben Venue in the snow

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:26 pm
by bkyc
Woke up to a stunningly beautiful Saturday morning and decided to do this walk on a whim. Packed my daypack, hopped into the car and away I went!

Out of about 40-ish hills I've done, this is probably the most sign-posted one so far. Very helpful in guiding your way through the forest to the base of Ben Venue.

Stage 1

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Wooden board walk


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Private road and sign for Loch Katrine


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Achray water


Stage 2

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Achray water bridge


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Beautiful waterfall by the bridge


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Another beautiful sighting through the forest


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Looking ahead to the mountain...


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...and looking back to the loch.


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Looking across to a felled area


Stage 3

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Getting closer to the waterfall


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Looking back on the path


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Knee deep in fresh snow


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Where the path curves around


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Stage 3

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The large cairn at the lowest point of the ridge


Stage 4 - turning right for Ben Venue

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Looking back down on the large cairn


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Stage 5

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Stage 6 - N.A. due to gale force winds

Journey back as it snowed all throughout.

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All in, a beautiful day :wink: