Thursday, 22 September 2016

Another visit to Ben A'an

22 September 2016

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.


1 comment:

blueskyscotland said...

Wow. Makes some difference to the path with the trees gone. I think the age of free parking might be behind us as I've been several places recently in Scotland where new pay and display machines have arrived in normally free car parks. £1 for each hour there as well.