Ben A’an – A kick up the Trossachs

It was a late start since we weren’t prepared so Ben A’an is suggested since it’s a small hill, but a fun climb and great views. Jon and myself got train to Westerton where Niels picked us up. It’s not long until we get to the north end of loch Achray and the car park for Ben A’an walk. The route through the larch is steep and the atmosphere is very muggy. The sweat is pouring off me already. The fact that whole families with young children are coming down looking remarkably fresh disturbs me. I’ll have to comfort myself with the fact that we must be doing it a lot faster! The sun stays with us and we get to the top in 30 – 45 minutes I think. The top is busy with people taking in the lovely views across Loch Katerin to Ben Venue and the Lomonds. We have a long lunch in the cooling breeze before heading back down. Once in the wood again the humidity hits again. I don’t know we’re never happy. Too hot one day blowing a hooly the next. These are the pleasures I suppose of walking in Scotland.