The walk this Sunday is Ben Venue, it may be small in stature but it is a mountain of real character, the finest in the Trossachs when seen across Loch Venachar, Loch Achray or Loch Katrine. The ascent is a great walk with both boggy and rocky ground higher up, and stunning views from the summit. It is not in view from Loch Ard, which results in this approach being quieter than that from Loch Achray. Nonetheless the beautiful broadleaved woodland of the lower Ledard Glen provides a picturesque approach, though the upper glen is boggy. Once on the ridge, the views are magnificent.
Ben Venue from Ledard Farm
There is a good sized layby on the road alongside Loch Ard opposite the track to Ledard Farm grid ref NN460 022 for the techies among us. Let’s meet at 9.30 for a 10.00 start.
It’s that time of year again.
The clocks have gone back so it’s time to start thinking of next year – spring, summer and all that beautiful weather.
So put your thinking caps on and let us have some ideas for next year’s walks. They don’t have to be spectacular, mammoth expeditions just something that you think you and others would enjoy as a Sunday out and about.
I looking forward to my mailbox being inundated with ideas.
This Sunday’s walk is Beinn nan Oighreag behind Killin. Ranking amongst the highest of the Corbetts, Beinn nan Oighreag was briefly thought to top 3000 feet. The approach from Glen Lochay is perhaps the most attractive, following an old path to the shielings of the Allt Dhuin Croisg.
We need to park carefully – taking care not to cause an obstruction – by the start of tarmac track branching from Glen Lochay minor road at NN539352, about 700m from where the two roads up the glen join up.
Lets meet at 10.00 for a 10.30 start. As usual the weather is unpredictable with some forecasts being good and others not so good. So remember this is Scotland.
The usual carsharing thing applies.
The walk this Sunday is the graham, Mealna Letter and includes Loch Beanie. A great circuit climbing to the summit of Mealna Letter with good views before descending to Loch Beanie to return along the Cateran Trail in Glen Shee.
The start of the walk is from a layby on the B951 between Cray and Forfar – NO153642. The B951 is the road to Glenisla off the road to Glenshee.
The start time is 10am for a 10.30am start. If you are interested in car sharing let me know and we can see if we can organise this.
I hope to see you there.