3.1 of 5 (15 votes)

Ben Ledi from Callander

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in Stirlingshire, Scotland, about 17.30km (10.75 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 7:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 761m (2496ft)
Descent 762m (2500ft)
Max. Elevation 860m (2821ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1523m (4996ft)
Start & End
Distance 17.30km
Duration ~7:15h
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 26 Aug 2010
Ben Ledi is a fine hill in the wonderful Trossachs hills. It's normally approached from the A84 car park, but starting from Callander along the dismantled railway - now a national cycle route - allows you to visit the impressive Falls of Leny on the way. It adds a couple of hours to the route, but makes this great hill into a full day out.

Walk Functions


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Take the bus to Callander to start the walk. The bakery on the high street has the best macaroni pies I have eaten in Scotland and Ben Ledi is a two-pie walk. Head west out of town along Leny Road.
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Just off the Leny Road, the cycleway heading to Ben Ledi begins.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
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Halfway along are the Falls of Leny, a marvellous waterfall where a large rock splits the river into two fast-flowing streams.
About 3.09 km (~1.92 miles) from
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The path up to Ben Ledi begins just beyond the waterfall. It's a well-worn path and easy to follow.
About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
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The path climbs steadily up to the shoulder of the hill, from where it's a steady plod to the summit.
About 1.64 km (~1.02 miles) from
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The summit - 879m, so a little shy of Munro status.
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
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Continue north from the summit to Lochan nan Corp, from where a path leads down alongside Stank Glen.
About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
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The path rejoins the railway near Loch Lubnaig. Head south, past the remains of St Bride's Chapel, and return towards Callander.
About 2.70 km (~1.68 miles) from
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The Lade Inn, in Kilmahog, is a great spot for a post-walk pint.
About 3.28 km (~2.04 miles) from
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Back to Callander for some more pies and the bus home.
About 1.80 km (~1.12 miles) from

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