Do not treat as a stroll though! Trend L then R onto the ridge towards the summit then up the final climb to the trig point at 879 metres on Ben Ledi. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Click for details, Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. The publication of The Lady of the Lakeby Sir Walter Scott began the influx of visitors to the area, and today the stone streets are packed with teashops and tartan. Well maintained hill path for the ascent, but rougher with some boggy sections on the descent. The eastern slopes of Ben Ledi are owned by Forestry and Land Scotland, and form part of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. It is 879 m high, and is classified as a Corbett and a Marilyn. But it was really lovely. The Loch Lubnaig is a tiny freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Ben Ledi is the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. Harry Lawrie, who died on duty with the Killin Mountain Rescue team in 1987. While Ben Ledi is a … Continue ahead! This hike provides an excellent viewpoint and a superb climb. Ben Ledi's prominent position beside Loch Lubnaig on the edge of the Highlands makes it an excellent viewpoint. Knowing how popular a hill Ben Ledi is and considering how bonnie a day it was, I was expecting to see countless people up there also starting their weekend on this wee beauty of a hill. Benvane and Ben Ledi are the two highest tops on a mountain that runs SE to NW on the western shore of Loch Lubnaig. PDF download available. Towards the back of the park take the junction to the left (if you pass all the cabins you’ve gone too far) that leads you to more cabins and takes you behind the café. Copyright © 2021 10Adventures Inc. All rights reserved. This is one of the most distinctive of Scotland’s hills. The first of the Bens, Ben Ledi, overlooks the town, guarding the route north and bringing an abrupt end to the fields and farmland. Head to the café and enjoy a reward after a great day’s walk! Looking back at Ben Ledi 2805ft - Ben Ledi 6: mi 2.72 - alt. The indented under-edge of the chief alludes to Ben Ledi and the other mountain peaks (often snow-capped) in the vicinity of the town. Ben Ledi. Ben Ledi is a mountain that stands 872 meters high, making it a Corbett in the Scottish classification. Ben Ledi was quite hard. 5: mi 2.36 - alt. Good footwear and chocolate are recommended. Turn right here and very soon pass through the fence on the left to join the track nearer the river. At 721m Ben Cleuch is the highest point in the rounded Ochil Hills. Ben Ledi is a popular landmark in Stirling, Scotland. At 879 metres above sea level the summit is the highest in the Trossachs, an outstanding viewpoint and marked with an iron cross. Useful Information The setting, beneath the fine Rating: 4.1/5 (107 votes cast) Detailed route description and map. It makes for a relatively easy descent, ideal for enjoying views down to Loch Venachar (to the right) and Loch Lubnaig (to your left). You'll find it on the road to the Highlands, just north of the town of Callander. As with any mountain walk, hillwalking gear must be carried. Don’t be fooled by the fake summits! Brooding Ben Ledi looms large above Callander - one of those abrupt points where the Scottish Lowlands end and the Highlands begin. 1253ft - A crossing place in the fence 8: mi 4.61 - alt. Continue across the wide ridge to a fallen fence, ignoring the vague paths off to the left. Toggle navigation. It is 879 m (2884 ft) high, and is classified as a Corbett. Met some interesting people on the hike, and we enjoyed some nice meals after at the Forest Retreat. Cross was born Harry Bernard Cross in London in 1947, to a working-class family. Mhor Bread & Tearoom, Mhor Fish and Mhor 84 are all worth a visit if you have time. 500m from the barn, the path joins a forested road; turn left here and continue ahead to cross a stream. The path zig zags through the trees and passes a viewing area for an impressive waterfall. Ben Ledi is a familiar landmark from Callander and the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. Cross the river and turn immediately right. Path swings left (NN573093) to climb towards the southern nose of Ben Ledi.Path then swings right to join and ascend the southeast ridge of the mountain. Follow the footpath with the stream to your left. From the second false summit (Meall Odhar) the true, somewhat rockier summit comes into view at last, topped by an iron cross. While his father was a member of the Church of England, Cross grew up in his Irish mother's Catholic faith, in the Tulse Hill neighbourhood of London. Head downhill on the track following the blue marker post. Ignore the first path that also heads towards the stream, but actually heads uphill; you want to go downhill. The ridge can be followed right down to the bealach, or alternatively a wet path cuts off to the right slightly earlier (if taking this, ignore a path which forks off to the right and heads down beside the Coire na Fuaire stream as this is steeper - it is better to descend by the Bealach nan Corp stream). Ben Ledi is a familiar landmark from Callander and the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. This Corbett is a popular landmark and one of the more distinctive mountains within the Scottish Highlands. 130m further on the forest road you’ll turn right through the wooden barriers onto a smaller footpath heading uphill. As well as the mountains already mentioned, Ben More and Stuc a'Chroin are prominent, together with Ben Lawers. Turn off the A84, following the sign for Strathyre Forest Cabins, to cross the Garbh Uisge to the south of Loch Lubnaig; on the far side of the bridge turn left to reach the parking area. Highlands. The Summit Trig Point of Ben Ledi. Meet the more obvious junction and turn left towards the summit. Located between the two popular mountains, Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich, it’s hard to miss this stunning waterway. Turn left and take the path that rises steeply up to a fence line. Soon the track swings back to the left. Return by the same route. 436ft. Shame. These two hills can therefore be climbed in a single traverse if transport can be arranged. Please see the photographs. This is very popular and often full in high season so it is a good idea to arrive early. It weighs c13.5g The stem is a wee bit bent. Continue ahead past the summit and follow the path along the ridge that drops away towards the south-west. This symbol and motto is also the seal of the town of Callander. You can keep along the A84 road out of the town for 4-5 miles (past the Falls and Pass of Leny) till you reach the parking spot on your left. 650ft - Forest trail 9: mi 5.04 - alt. Fell Runner Taking a Photo from the Memorial Cross on Ben Ledi. A short distance beyond is the cairn and trig point marking the summit of Ben Ledi. To the West the Glen Finglas Reservoir from the Summit. While Ben Ledi is a mountain, it’s actually specifically classified as a Corbett. On a clear day, the views from Ben Ledi are panoramic, with Lochs Lubnaig and Venachar below you and Ben Lomond, the … Finally got some good weather though. Eventually you’ll come to a T-intersection. Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. Turn right along the track and follow it all the way back to the car park. Early life. Become a Contributor at 10Adventures and share your adventures! While a steep hike, the top of Ben Ledi offers superb views over Lochs Lubnaig and Venachar below you and Ben Lomond, the Arrochar Alps and a series of Highland peaks in the distance. Harry Laurie who was killed on duty with Killin mountain rescue in 1987. Ben Ledi (Beinn Leitir in Scottish Gaelic) is a mountain close by the Eco Camp, approximatley 7 miles away on the A821. The cross is a memorial to a member of the Killin Mountain Rescue team. Ben Ledi has crags on its E slopes and a few near the summit but otherwise this is a grassy hill which is forested on its E and W slopes. Further on the views over Callander really begin to open up, with the Wallace Monument and perhaps even Stirling Castle visible, backed by the Pentlands on a good day, whilst Loch Venachar comes into view closer at hand when the ridge is gained. In each yurt there is a double bed and a double futon, plus a single sleepover mat which can be added for an extra child so they can sleep a family of five. Pop in before or after your hike! Cross the fence line via the kissing gate. Ben Ledi, which means the mountain of god, lies just past Callander in the Trossachs. The ridge of Ben Ledi in winter. Ben Ledi (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Leitir) is a mountain in the Trossachs, in the Highlands of Scotland.By road it lies about eight kilometres north-west of Callander, near the village of Kilmahog. Along the crests towards Ben Vane, the route becomes gradually less frequented, but paths can be traced to give delightful walking and running terrain through grass and over undulating crests. This eventually passes a building on the left and reaches the main drive for the houses along Loch Lubnaig. Cross the forest road and continue uphill along a stepped path which becomes rocky higher up. If coming from Stirling, and the M9 motorway, take the junction 10 exit, signposted for Callander and Crianlarich, then follow the A84 to Callander. Through forestry, well maintained tracks and paths lead up Ben Ledi's hillside to a cross on the summit. It then begins to climb again, reaching the first of a couple of grassy false summits, each followed by a short descent. Ben Ledi is a familiar landmark from Callander and the highest mountain in the main part of the Trossachs. Cross a logging road twice. Cross the hedge line via a small gap and turn left to head back towards Strathyre Lodges. The cross is actually nothing to do with the ‘hill of god’ – it is a memorial to Sergeant Harry Laurie of the Killin Scottish Mountain Rescue team, who died in 1987 in a helicopter crash. Ben Ledi and Ben Lomond yurts share the woodland just a little way on from Stuc a’Chroin yurt and the two together make a great family camp. Park at the holiday resort café. NN5609 : Summit, Ben Ledi Scotland is under national lockdown. Download .GPX file. Walking Route Highlights. Other routes and challenges. 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