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Name:Ben Venue
Hill number:51
Height:729m / 2392ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,P500)
Grid ref:NN 47459 06326
Summit feature:rock 25m E of cairn
Drop:545m
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 303 users)ByDate of Ascent
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
SunnyRodge06/10/2016
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
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
SoloUisdean2514/02/2016
Deep snow. Excellent views on the way up. Freezing cloud cover at the summit. Really good walk.Stevend116/01/2016
CKSheilaS28/12/2015
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
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
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
done via loch venachar and down via loch ardbuggerlugs05/04/2006
sololittle al15/05/2005
From Loch Achray Hotel. Great walk with 3 bros & neph, spoiled when we tried to descend NE direct to hotel without a map. Slopes got steeper, slabbier & slippier forcing us back up. Last part of improvised descent in dark, thru felled forest. A lesson!AndyBlair197216/10/2004
KeithByTheC29/05/2004
with Jamie His first Graham and day before his first Munro Ben Chonzievegibagger29/10/2003
From east top 200m away. 12.20. No view - mist. Very cold. My 1,000th Marilyn but no-one came to celebrate. Waited for 20 minutes. Dram in coffee. Phoned Patricia.arranc21/04/2003
Easter 03 (exact date unknown) - RT/MW - WetSidath1601/04/2003
Climbed solo on the way to a stay at Ewich House, Crianlarich.marktrengove06/09/2002
With family. The descent route we took was desperate and bordering on dangerous.AGWilliamson29/08/2001
With: hb sb ab; Parked by Loch Achray. Walked up through forest into Gleann Riabhach. A fox cub came and stood by our feet while I took photographs. Obviously confused! Up to col the summit and E top. Returned to col and I bagged Stob an Lochain.Ian Baines28/05/2001
MC JC est date.Martin6601/03/2001
And 29/11/2017chrispine01/01/2000
From Ledard with Fiona, Beinn Venue, ET & Beinn Bhreac. Chalmers No.24agentmancuso10/07/1999
BGS SNEG Uisdean2519/03/1999
Staying at Loch Earn? With S and G mates. Very steep descent onN side - missed route, a bit desperate down cliffs. Louise lost car keys - found following day by Punit.Jim T31/12/1998
westies club rundonmeister10/10/1998
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine, busy (Saturday in the Trossachs!). (1) A821 @ 500068; (2) Circuit from SW, path from Ledard, taking in the 3 GTs. RHW02/05/1998
Date unknownkannegray13/05/1997
Estimatechrisbien01/01/1997
Sunny, snowy and windy, good views.iangalbraith18/02/1996
Solo tripInvicta1409/09/1995
Night walk from Loch Ard with AJ.Eddie06/08/1992
First ascent with Susanalexmaclennan22/03/1992
Estimated date. Done as part of the Challengers Trophy, effectively a team orienteering competition. This stage involved estimating time for ascent from the hotel on N side of Loch Ard & descent to the finish at the hotel at Loch Achray. No bonus for beating your estimate but penalties for every minute you exceeded it by. The overriding memory was of the stink of one of the very early energy drinks provided free by the sponsors... We finished inside our estimated time & moved up the leaderboard!NotReallyABagger25/05/1990
petey01/01/1990
With parents and sister.islamidget01/09/1989
with Rosey [aged 10]IanHHill06/08/1989
Afternoon ascent from Aberfoyle after nearby orienteering event.JohnW05/08/1989
Date is a guess but I think first ascent was during scout Easter camp - deep snow on hill.callumblack01/04/1988
16/05/2010 - 4th ascent.russell6113/11/1983
long agooatcake01/08/1983
Achray Water- Gleann Riabhach- Ben Venue (NW, then SE top)- Achray Water- Trossachs Pier. Out via forestry path, excellent views over Loch Katrine, return down the old path- very steep, good mountain route; the forest way was dull back in 1983, the rest very enjoyablepwheeler25/05/1983
with Gavin. Took sluices path. Vertical scrappiness. No view from the top, exited towards Achray Hotel by Foresrty Commission "path"niallp31/03/1983
with Dad & Norman Swain.First hill.Date estimated.davidsbatty01/06/1959
Hike with Bob Duguid about 2002barnz48blank
Climbed on two occasionsFlyingrabbitblank
G and Aarthurwhittakerblank
Climbed on several occasionsTheflyingrabbitblank
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