Participants: Neil and Ben
Where: Ben A'an, Trossachs, a Tump
As it often does, the atmosphere had cleared after overnight rain so another walk was in order. When I climbed Ben A'an last year, the main path was closed for repair and the forest was being cut down. Both of these have really enhanced the walk, the path is a delight and there are views across the loch most of the way up (and down). The Forestry now charge £3 per day to park and claim that all the fees are channelled into path restoration work. You could get off with only paying £1 but that only gives you an hour; I for one certainly can't do Ben A'an in that time!! It's too nice a hill to hurry; there are some great views on a good day. The route is straightforward, just follow the path from the car park to the top and then reverse it. Here are todays photos.