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Name:Ben Venue
Hill number:51
Height:729m / 2392ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 47459 06326
Summit feature:rock 25m E of cairn
Col:184m  NN406085  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) OL46S 365S
Observations:cairn is at NN 47435 06329
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 364 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Hiked as part of a Ochils Mountaineering Club day meet, I meet Tom Lockie and David Hills at castleview park and ride, Tom drove to the Ben Venue car park, via Aberfoyle as the Callander road was closed due to flooding. We hiked up and down in 04:55hrs, very windy on top, with hail making it unpleasant at times. Some cracking view of the forth valley and Loch Katrine.chillyman823/02/2020
Solo on a sunny morning - icy patches and cold which kept the boggy parts frozen.mproudfoot28/10/2019
With Dave Roeder and family for his last Graham. From big layby at Ledard (11:10) followed path through woods to open country to col, then along side of ridge to join main path from N at a large cairn. Thence rocky climb to summit and on to trig point before returning. Very hot day; pleasant breeze high up but opressive in valley. Some swimmers on way down. Finished 18:00. Sklow progress but very pleasant company in party of about 10dbb25/08/2019
Parked at road to Katrine dam (13:00) and followed signposted path up Gleann Riabhach, corkscrewing round hill and finally steeply to top, just in cloud. On to 2nd top then back same route. Route from S shorter and better. Finish 17:05dbb29/03/2019
I was amazed at the number of people up here on a Sunday in February. No need to use a map, just follow the sign posts and Sunday walkers! Interestingly not many people head for the summit and just visit the trig point on the E Top! Solo.Dangerous Dave24/02/2019
From Ben Aan carpark up via Loch Achray Hotel and back via Loch Katrine roadDanmawr02/02/2019
Group walk with the Munro Meanderers via the standard route from Loch Achray. Cold, frosty and icey but a great walk with good views. Did both summits then returned the same way.Chris Mac02/01/2019
1of2: From Loch Katrine CP.ChrisR15/10/2018
Trail runHuwel15/09/2018
Dry but cold on top. Easy ascent via the main path from car park at Loch Achray.Roblex22/06/2018
From Ben Venue car park more or less as per Andrew Dempster's route. Perfect May morning, blue skies, almost too hot! Excellent views. Did East top and then descent down steepish ground to sluice.MichaelF17/05/2018
Ben Venue and East Top from Ben Venue car park. Sunlit walk through birches and forestry, then deep snow above the 450m level. Clear skies alternating with mini-whiteouts as the Pest from the West added to the snow brought by the Beast from the East. Followed the ridgeline from the East Top to rejoin the hill path by the plantation fence.Nick Down109/03/2018
Walked via Loch Ard, climbed summit (cairn and rock next to it) but never had time for the East Top with Trig Point. Amazing views all round but expecially of the Crianlarich Munros.Chris Mac17/07/2017
From Ledard.ngthack14/05/2017
As per Walkhighlands, from Loch Achray.TRG31830/04/2017
Parked lay-by Loch Ard road towards farm crossing bridge before farm. Boggy path at times leads to half fallen down trig. Back to Graham & down same way. 5 hours 24rogreeves21/04/2017
From the south via Ledard Farm. Soft snow from 600m, snow showers and low cloud/mist. No viewsLesH05/03/2017
sololittle al10/09/2016
With GHC from the car park. Dank.Play2End17/07/2016
Ascent with Hazel from layby beside Lochs and Glens hotel. New signed route through forest and improved path through felling.SpudGunn09/06/2016
Solo. From Ledard, Loch Ard. Ascended up path to Ben Venue East Top. From East Top on path to main summit of Ben Venue. Duly stood on rock 25m E of cairn, which is the highest point. There is a single stone on the top of the rock does this constitute a cairn? Continued on path to rejoin ascent route for the descent.pwbellarby13/05/2016
Via path from P at NN505068. Then to Ben Venue East Top.summitsup18/04/2016
Up from the hotel at Kinlochard with my boys. Quite boggy, but it stayed mainly dry.Alan08/04/2016
Deep snow. Excellent views on the way up. Freezing cloud cover at the summit. Really good walk.Stevend116/01/2016
Final Graham, at mercy of winter weather. Rain, sleet, first deep deep snow of the winter and blowing spindrift. Even the sun appeared.N.Morters29/11/2015
From new car park near Loch Achray hotel. Normal route to just above tree line then up onto South ridge to avoid deep snow on rest of normal route. Main summit plus all intervening tops. returned by dropping quickly down ointo normal rote - a mistake snow was soft, deep and hard going.dickscroop22/01/2015
With Sarah, glorious day with plenty of snow arouns and a cloud inversion that lasted all day. Came up from the Loch Achray side, which now has a good carpark and a well-signposted path. Coming down we thought we'd found a shortest path down to the treeline on the east of the hill, but it didn't work out and the route through the forest wasn't the best.Colinmac200529/12/2014
From Loch Achray Hotel. A day of high wind and sleet/snow ascended by a route of pure purgatory because i had some perverse wish to do the broad south ridge. This entailed battling through a swathe of felled trees and new plantations. Nobody else on the hill and only a few prints in the snow. Both summits visited. i descended the north-east aspect through steep gullies of soft snow and finally a steep slope of birch trees. There are simpler ways to do the hill, i suppose.thenomad20/02/2014
A run up with KM and EF on a scorcher of a day before a great night out in Callander.GravelMonkey20/07/2013
JEB, RIB Uisdean2507/10/2012
Visited on Ben Venue Hill Race. Up in 45min, 1:32:30 for the whole race.stever06/10/2012
with renee from loch ard on a nice day.robertphillips18/05/2012
Nice day lovely and sunny but very boggy. Both Sam and Bobby also clinbed here yesterday with the Mrs.samandbobby06/11/2011
From the Loch Katrine car parkBLACKHILL02/11/2011
Deleted 1992 ascent, did not reach summit. Left car at 500068 and walked up private road to and over Katrine dam. Followed path NW to Bealach nam Bo (481074), then ascended north face. A more direct return route became a bracken thrash.Topographer5731/08/2011
Climbed with Jenx on birthday. From hotel at NN459022, lovely track through birch woods. Snowy conditions, up to col at 462056 and then knolls to summit rocksnordicstar10/03/2011
Climbed up from Ben Venue car park. Left the track to ascend the ridge south of the hill and followed it clockwise to the hill.derekblackburn11/09/2010
4th time.russell6116/05/2010
with MichelleJamesSDonald01/05/2010
boggy hillmunromurph01/08/2009
With Dave.petemckin27/02/2009
Ticked on the way home from the north. Up as Ralph Storer route but returned the same way as time was pressing.mindlessflogger01/08/2008
Circuit from Loch Achrayrjf3525/07/2007
Alone. Short day, dead goat.Grinner08/07/2007
600th Marilynrichtea504002/03/2007
Started from Achray Hotel -quieter than Ben Venue car park, nice walk up good path, lovely views at top.Philonehalf13/08/2006
Climbed with Kath, Daphne and the Beesshirley pbgv08/08/2006