The image Top is from the road from
Aberfoyle looking to Ben Venue.
The second image is of the Ben Venue Car
Park at the head of Loch Achray, £3 per day in
2021, pay by Coins or Card.
Two Paths leave this Car Park, best use the
one on the left out through the Woodland where
you soon reach a Wooden Walkway with views to
From here you have to follow a number of
signs, down a single lane road, over a wooden
bridge, round a forest road, up a steep forest
path, up a forest road, then up another forest
path out onto the Mountain, all well sign
posted, just as well.
Once out onto the Mountain, follow a good
Path all the way around to Waterfalls on the
North Side, where the Path ends and a Trail
starts, you are then on the best Hiking Trail
in the Trossachs, nice and rugged.
There is a Steep Trail up past the
Waterfalls, with a little bit of fairly safe
Scrambling over Rocks.
Above the Waterfalls is a Wet Section about
100 yards to get through, or try and go round,
not doubt there will be a stone path laid here
The Trail then leads from the Wet Section up
to a Large Cairn.
At the Large Cairn, go up the real Steep
Trail to the right, some Hike up this, some
Scramble up it.
Above the Steep Trail is another Steep
You then see the Two Summits on Ben Venue,
most people go straight for the South Summit
with the Trig Point on it, a real good Steep
Trail up through Rocks, sometimes past Mountain
Once at the Trig Point, the views down over
Loch Katrine, Loch Achray, and southeast to
Callander are probably the best views in the
Trossachs. Large Image
Loch Katrine has Boat Trips, Bike Hire and a
Looking over to the North Top, it looks
higher, which it is, so most people follow the
Faint Trail over to that top on the way back
down. Large Image
Down off the North Side of the North Top is
steep but safe, taking you back onto the Main