Road: A821 Duke's Pass

[Ben A'an from Duke's Pass]

Duke's Pass takes you from Aberfoyle on the edge of the National Park into the very heart of the Trossachs. For many it's the means to an end - a route to the steamship on Loch Katrine, or to walks up Ben A'an or Ben Venue. However, the views north into the Highlands and south to the Lowlands make the drive worthwhile in its own right. Fortunately there are plenty of small laybys to stop in, as constant sharp bends will keep your eyes occupied when moving. If you're looking for something more slowly paced, the Three Lochs Forest Drive starts from near the summit.

[Ben Venue from the northern end of the pass]

Name: A821 Duke's Pass ★☆☆
Location (summit): A821 between Aberfoyle and Loch Achray, G.R.: NN 519038 / joys bonnet couple

Distance: 9 km / 6 miles
Height gain: 230 metres
Type of road: Surfaced A-road
Open: Always, except for occasional weather-related closures
Cost: Free

[Ben Ledi from near the summit of the pass]


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