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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 340 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Trantham Clan04/06/2019
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
Colin Crawford01/02/2019
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
Simon Winton20/12/2017
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
Alison R12/02/2017
Sick Kid03/12/2016
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