Walk: Ready, Ledi, Go!

[Ben Ledi]

Brooding Ben Ledi looms large above Callander - one of those abrupt points where the Scottish Lowlands end and the Highlands begin. At 879 metres above sea level the summit is the highest in the Trossachs, an outstanding viewpoint and marked with an iron cross. At least nine different lochs and reservoirs can be seen from various points on this route, perfectly illustrating why the Trossachs is known as Scotland's answer to the English Lake District. Combining the south ridge "tourist route" with a slightly quieter (but rougher) return along the north ridge before descending into impeccably-scented Stank Glen makes a great circuit.

[The ascent has great views of Loch Lubnaig]

Name: Walk: Ready, Ledi, Go! ★★★
Length: 10 km / 6 miles
Ascent: 760 metres
Main summits: Ben Ledi (879 metres, Corbett)
Points of interest: Stank Glen waterfalls
Start / finish: Car park off the A84 just north of the Pass of Leny (gets busy - arrive early), G.R.: NN 587090 / walls weeks rising

Route: North end of car park - track junction at NN 580093 - join south ridge near 566 metre spot height - Ben Ledi - Bealach nan Corp via ridge - south side of Stank Burn - Stank Glen waterfalls - track junction just south of Stank - start.
Terrain: Clear paths with just a couple of boggy parts; rougher, narrower and steeper on descent.
Wildlife today: Sheep, frogs, ravens.
Weather today: Hazy sunshine although some high level cloud around. Breezy at times on the ridge, otherwise light winds.

[Start of the descent route along the north ridge]


Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

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