Walk 97 – Ben Venue from Loch Achray – 8.4 miles

Ben Venue, meaning “the small mountain” certainly packs a punch for being a Graham! At 729m / 2391ft, it is the rockiest hill in the Trossachs and is a very familiar sight across Loch Venachar, Loch Achray or Loch Katrine. Consisting of 2 summits, on a clear day you will be rewarded with stunning views across the highlands. A fairly long walk in means allowing approximately 6 hours to complete this route. … More Walk 97 – Ben Venue from Loch Achray – 8.4 miles

Walk 95 – Blackcraig Hill, East Ayrshire – 3.6 miles

Blackcraig Hill, close to New Cumnock, is the highest peak in the area (700 m / 2296 ft) and on a clear day you will be rewarded with simply stunning views from the top. With no obvious footpath to follow, some navigation skills are required, particularly in poor visibility. The route described below is a straightforward gentle ascent on mostly grassy ground with a few craggy sections to look out for. … More Walk 95 – Blackcraig Hill, East Ayrshire – 3.6 miles