Ben Ledi

Ben Ledi

Ben Ledi is not a ‘Munro’  but is in a prominent position on the southern edge of the Highlands and can therefore be seen from many parts of the southern Highlands in Scotland's National Park.

Traditional route is from Stank car park (about 3 M north Callander on A84, turn left at 'Forest Cabins' sign to cross a metal bridge, ). This route is well marked and visible all the way to the top. If planning to go all the way over to return by Stank Glen, be aware that the right turn off the Bealach nan Corp IS NOT MARKED and is easily missed. If you find the track rising gently, or pass a small lochan you have missed the turn and will end up on Ben Vane if you don't turn around!

Description

Take the wide gravelled path which starts at the bridge and climb steeply through plantation for about half a mile to exit the woods and continue at the other side of a timber track. Another half mile and a long flight of rough stone steps takes you into a dip to cross the burn and a stile where the engineered track ends at height about 1500 feet.

After crossing the stile the track veers SSE and climbs fairly steeply below craggy outcrops, don't be tempted to short-cut up the crags as they are steeper than they look! Half a mile past the stile the track climbs suddenly to the right and doubles round to head approx NW for one mile up the long east shoulder to the summit. Be warned there are 3 false summits!

At the summit trig pillar the view to the south east over Callander extends past Stirling and the Wallace monument and the Ochil hills to the Firth of Forth and Kincardine bridge and beyond.

A little west of south and about 16 miles away is the distinctive lump of Dumgoyne hill at the end of the Campsie hills with the high-rise towers of Glasgow beyond. A little further west and on a clear day the firth of Clyde and Goat Fell on Arran may be seen.

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