Walk: Ben Shian - Strathyre Panorama

Stirling | Trossachs | Half day walk | ★★★★

[Deforested sections on the ascent open up beautiful views towards Loch Lubnaig]

Woodland, water and open moorland seem to perfectly combine in this corner of the Trossachs north of Callander. Steep forestry paths and tracks soon lead away from the bustling car park tourist hub, emerging to brilliant views of Loch Lubnaig. Beinn an t-Sidhein (or Ben Shian) is the highest summit on the ridge, but on the way it's worth detouring slightly to An Sidhean itself: a much pointier, perfect miniature peak with a panorama to match.

[An Sidhean has a perfectly shaped, intimate summit]

📌 Walk: Ben Shian - Strathyre Panorama ★★★★
Start / finish at car park off A84 immediately south of Strathyre village centre, G.R.: NN 561169 ///tickling.spots.cupcake

▶ 7 km / 4 mi | ▲ 460 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: △ An Sidhean (546 m); △ Beinn an t-Sidhein (572 m, sub-2000')
Terrain: Mostly wide forestry paths or tracks, often steep. Hill paths above 400 m, occasionally wet or faint, especially southeast of An Sidhean with briefly non-obvious route-finding. A couple of tiny snow patches lingering in shady areas.

Route & map

Car park - Strathyre school - An Sidhean - Beinn an t-Sidhein - return to start by outward route


Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

On our visit

Wildlife: Several deer crossing the forestry tracks, first lizards of the year near the summit, noisy birdlife in the lower woodland.
Weather: Gorgeous! Nudging 20°C with sunshine and a gentle breeze. Shorts weather on Easter Sunday... a welcome treat.

[View west to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin]

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