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Ben A'an a steep little b*gger

Route: Ben A'an

Date walked: 07/05/2019

Time taken: 1.48 hours

Distance: 4.1km

Ascent: 454m

The forecast had predicted that the Trossachs was probably going to have the best of the weather so I set off with my daughter and dog at 9am from Glasgow in the heavy rain full of optimism. The intention was Ben Ledi if the weather was ok or Ben A'an if it was rubbish.
The heavy rain continued all the way north but reduced to a drizzle by the time we got to the Dukes Pass. We could see through the gloom that there was a covering of snow on Ben Venue so assumed it would be the same for Ben Ledi so we settled for Ben A'an.
The car park is Pay and Display at £3 for the whole day. More on that later.
We set of in the light rain up the steep path. It wasn't long before the heart rate was up and even the dog was breathing heavily. It may be small but it's challenging. Not one for the unfit.
The rain stopped briefly but then turned to light snow as we reached the summit. Despite it being an overcast day the views were wonderful. Ben Venue and Ben Ledi standing out with their snow capped peaks.
After photographs and a bite to eat we started on the way down. That was fun on the wet rocky path.
About half way down I realised I hadn't paid for the carpark. B*ll*cks , a £50 fine !!
That put a dampener on my mood but it instantly lifted when I got to the car park and there was no ticket on my car. It'll be just my luck if its computer generated and it comes through the post.
So to sum up , a crackin wee hill if you're time crunched but not one for the unfit as its steep and there's a wee bit of scrambling involved.

**Does anyone know why Ben A'an isn't included in the Sub 2000 hills tick list? It's higher , steeper and more challenging than many on the list

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