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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

Ben A'an

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Ben A'an Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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.

Activities

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

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)

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.

Getting here

The car park for Ben A'an is on the A821 between Kilmahog and Aberfoyle, 300m east of the turning to Loch Katrine.

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FK17 8HY is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6600 (option 2)
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