Climb the Trossachs' famous 'mountain in miniature'
Ben A'an's distinctive pointed summit is an iconic sight in the Trossachs landscape. Indeed, its name comes from the Gaelic for 'the small, pointed peak'.
There are panoramic views of Loch Achray from the car park at the foot of the mountain, while the views from the top encompass the nearby lochs and peaks and as far as the Arrochar Alps on the western shore of Loch Lomond.
Ben A'an hill path
Ben A'an may be a mountain in miniature but the path to the top is steep and strenuous. The summit is at 1,512 feet and it's a round trip of 4.5miles. With that in mind, it's an ideal first climb for budding hillwalkers. Find out more about the route at WalkHighlands.
Watch for wildlife
Keep your eyes and ears open as you explore the woods around Ben A’an. You might spot red and roe deer amongst the trees, or hear the chatter of a red squirrel in the canopy. You’ll probably hear the mewing call of a buzzard circling overhead or, if you’re very lucky, catch a glimpse of the much bigger golden eagle soaring above the peaks.
Facilities & access
The nearest public toilets, shops and places to eat are at nearby Trossachs Pier, on the shore of Loch Katrine.
Car parking charges
Parking charges can be paid in coins only.
- £1 for up to 1 hour
- £3 for all day
- £12 for minibus and coach all day
You can also purchase season passes for Ben A'an car park. Contact our Aberfoyle office for details.
The car park for Ben A'an is on the A821 between Kilmahog and Aberfoyle, 300m east of the turning to Loch Katrine.
FK17 8HY is the nearest postcode.
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