Sunday’s walk (18 Nov) – Ben Venue

No apologies for including this one on the calendar again.  It’s a gem!  And this time with a twist (mebbe).

Speaking of twists, the name is apparently a corruption of Venebh meaning miniature.  Sort of hoping no gaelic speakers are reading this, but if so, then I blame WH.  (Though I might have made up the spelling.)

Woodland approach.  Maybe even some lovely autumn colours still on the trees then rocky at the top.  Plus you get 2 summits to play with!  From either on a clear day (which is what the forecast is currently saying!) the views extend to the Firth of Forth, the Clyde and Isle of Arran and the Paps of Jura. Good views can also be seen along Loch Katrine, Ben A’an, Ben More, Stob Binnein, Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps.  In fact, it is so beautiful that the view from the top was framed and hung on my parents’ wall when I was in short trousers.  (Honest.  That really was the case.)

So that’s Sunday –

The link shown here is to Ledard Farm but Loch Achray is also an option.  Let me know if you plan to come and we’ll see whether we’ve got the cars to go up one way and back down the other.  (That’s the twist – if you were wondering.)

Details to be confirmed nearer the day but lets plan for meeting at 9.30 so that we can have a 10 o’clock start.  2 summits and 2 routes!  What more could you ask for?

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