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Loch Lomond and Trossachs Walk
Ben Ledi, near Callander

Nat Park - Loch Lomond and Trossachs

County/Area - Stirling

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km    Ascent - 2400 feet / 727 metres

Time - 5 hours 10 minutes    Grade - moderate

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Ben Ledi, near Callander
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This is a popular walk (even in bad weather!) that offers a well graded route to an excellent summit that offers fine views over the hills of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

The start (Grid ref. NN586091) is a small parking area just off the A84 that is reached by a girder bridge across the river just upstream from the Falls of Leny. At busy times parking may be at a premium so an early start is recommended.

From the car park a clearly marked footpath ascends quite steeply through trees. Underfoot the path is well maintained and height is gained quickly to reach a forest road. Go across this and continue upward on the paved path. You are now clear of the trees and to your right is an excellent view along the length of Loch Lubnaig. Crossing a small stream in a natural rockery garden the path turns south to cross a fence.

The path becomes unpaved and you soon reach a flat area where the path turns north (Grid ref. NN 571 086). The view from here looking southwards is excellent with many small lochs scattered in the valleys. Returning to the task, you ascend once more with some false summits ahead. The going is never steep and subject to cloud cover the views are good. A final descent and ascent leads you to the true summit with its trig point and a memorial.

The return route used was simply to follow the outward route. However you can continue north to the next col and descend into Stank Glen where paths lead back to the valley floor.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3647 Callander, Samson's Stone & Coilhallan Woodeasy4.7 miles
Walk 2309 Ben A'an from Loch Achrayeasy/mod2.5 miles
Walk 2413 Ben Venue from Loch Achraymoderate8.2 miles
Walk 2185 Ben Vorlich from Loch Earnmoderate6.0 miles
Walk 2418 Inverlochlarig, Beinn a'Chroin & Beinn Chabhairhard12.5 miles

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