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Ben A'an is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Callander, Stirling, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 1,158 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Rocky

Scramble

Description
Waypoints (1)

Ben A'an is situated in the Trossachs area of the highlands north of Glasgow, rising above Loch Katrine and Loch Achray (with incredible views of both). The summit area is largely treeless and comprises several rock outcrops and crags, its highest point being a rounded summit, unlike its more popular and lower west top. Parking: £3 for the day

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Reviews (145)
Photos (171)
Recordings (85)
Completed (280)
jessie caudron
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Pretty busy trail when the sun is out. pack enough water and enjoy the beautiful view at the top

Paul James
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HikingRockyScramble

The views are beautiful and definitely worth the climb. car parking quite difficult in the ben A'an car park. although after some patience i got parked. The steep climb at start might put some people off. my advice get by that part it evens out parts of the trail and its an adventurous climb with rewarding panoramic views i completed this with my Pal and 8 month old dogg gypsy.

Chris Wedlock
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HikingScramble

Completed this climb with my wife and 3 kids (10, 7 and 6 years old). We found that it was a challenging hike in parts but thoroughly enjoyed it and were rewarded by the amazing views; the view from the peak is stunning. We found this hike more challenging than Tinto by comparison. parking was difficult and required patience - we parked at Ben Venue car park and walked round. Enjoy

giorgio dellantonio
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WalkingRockyScramble

easy hike and beautiful view on three lochs. very short way to the top, close to the end gets steeper

Sandra Morrison
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Hiking

Great wee hike slippery at some points due to it being wet it was misty at the summit but views were good at some points will be back when its better weather

Nina Beltran Salas
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Hiking

Trail is like stairs most of the way so great workout. Views at the top were spectacular. Very busy! Get there early for parking. (Police were making sure people wouldn’t park on the road)

Gary Stevens
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Hiking

Climb this just over a week ago , found the first part the hardest straight out the car park felt it got easier as it went on . Wad raining and visibility at top wasn’t the greatest but still managed to see a bit . Hopefully get back in a clear day .

Helen Camille Allan
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Hiking

Fabulous morning hike. Sumitted in an hour 15mins despite my 8yr old niece crying for the first 500m. Had gnats for the first 500m while climbing a staircase but soon disappeared. After that there is a nice flat section which leads to the half way mark. Then again climbing a well marked staircase to the top. Views are lovely. Even on an overcast day. Was busy but not overcrowded. Lots of dogs and children’s taking part. 2km to the top from the car park.

Peter M
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Hiking

Very narrow path and with good weather it can get busy.

Craig Telford
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I'd never herd about this place till my friend took me, And I'm glad she did, even the drive up is breathtakingly beautiful. The path to the top is made up of big boulders, so it's like climbing the stairs and it does get steep, so much so I was ready for throwing in the towel near the top, but fight through it because the view is unbelievable, the place is a photographer's dream.

Sebastian Wo
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HikingBugsRocky
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Zoe Lees
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Hiking

A great beginner hill with picturesque views over Loch Katrine. Steep in the last part going up the rocky terrain.

Kirsti Wilson
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Hannah That Adventurer
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Hiking

Little bit muddy in places (especially near the summit) and patches of snow but easily doable without poles or spikes. Beautiful summit views!

Elisa S.
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Phyllis Briggs
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Hiking

Am 31.12.2019 gegangen. Anstrengend für Anfänger, aber machbar. Am Fuß des Weges waren es ca. 0.5Grad C. Oben war es dementsprechend stellenweise rutschig/ eisig. Viele Stufen, am Ende etwas klettern. Sehr schöne Aussicht.

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Steven Browne
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HikingRocky

Climbed up and camped out on the top overnight. Amazing views!

Hannah Cock
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Hiking

Not the easiest of a moderate walk - a few bits I elected to come down on my bottom - but well worth the view

Brett Stovin
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Hiking

Amazing hike! You can definitely notice a temperature change between the hidden valley below and the summit of Ben A’an. Bring layers and waterproof footwear because it was quite wet. Full stars for this one. Also bring change for parking at the bottom! £3 for the day.

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Susan Thomson
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HikingRocky

loved this hike . even though it wasn't a tough hill it got the heart pumping. cracking views at the top x

Hannah Flood
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Fredrik Uhr
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Hiking

Very Nice view from the top ! Good but very short hike . I would do it if you don’t have so much time or combine it with another hike the same day

Nicholas White
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Hiking

A great walk. We had a mostly sunny day just a little wind. Some steep sections that are exactly like climbing stairs. The View of both loch Katrine and loch achray are amazing.

Omar Khalifa
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HikingRocky

great easy walk for moderate walkers. Is quite steep and is mostly rocky steps but view of Loch Katrine at the top is worth it

keith neiswender
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Hiking

Great well maintained trail last part to the summit was the most challenging

Steven O'Rourke
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Just climbed Ben Aan for first time. My third Ben after Chabhair and Lomond. Not as challenging or as long as the others but the two steep staircase sections shouldn't be underestimated. Views at the top best both the others. Stunning

Muscat Baptiste
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HikingRockyScramble

400 m de dénivelé sur un peu plus de 2 kms mais quel pied en arrivant. La vue est incroyable. Il nous a fallu environ 1:30 pour monter et descendre. Si vous séjourner à Édimbourg sur un court séjour c’est la destination idéal pour ne pas faire trop de kms.

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