Ben Venue Hike

Where: Ben Venue at Loch Achray between Aberfoyle and Callander in central Scotland
When: April 2013
Weather: Sunny
Height: 2,391ft, 729m
Distance: ?

Ben Venue is situated on the north side of Loch Achray, between Aberfoyle and Callander, next to the A821 tourist road, 31 miles north of the city of Glasgow.

The image below is of Ben Venue from the small scenic Trossachs Church on the east side of Loch Achray. Ben Venue looks a cracking hike from here. Large Image

Glasgow to Loch Achray Road Map

Ben Venue Mountain image

The image below is of the hiking car park for Ben Venue at the northwest end of Loch Achray. The hiking trail can just be seen in this image leaving from the car park by the camper van. This may be a pay car park? normally about £3 per day.

The Forestry Commission in this area really seam to have their act together, providing car parks and maintaining the hiking trails.

Ben Venue car park image

The Map below shows the route to Ben Venue. The hiking car park is right next to the A821, a few hundred yards from the road up to Loch Katrine for the Boat Tours on the Sir Walter Scott. The hiking trail winds its way up through woodland and on to the south side of Ben Venue for some of the best views of the area.

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.

Hill Walking Map

Ben Venue Photo Tour to the Top

Callander Accommodation & Photo Tour

Aberfoyle Accommodation & Photo Tour

Loch Achray Hotel

Ben Venue Map image