GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ben Ledi Walk

4 miles (7 km)

Climb to this popular viewpoint on this challenging walk in the Trossachs. The mountain gives fabulous views over the woodland and lochs of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.
There's a car park at Creag Dhubh, just off the A84, about 2 miles west of Callander. From here you can pick up the tracks to take you through woodland and then up on to the mountain peak. It's about a 2.5 climb from the car park to the 879m (2,884ft) summit of Ben Ledi. There's fabulous views of Loch Lubnaig and Callander, while on a clear day you can see as far as the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle. There's also splendid views of some of the most famous mountains of the area including Ben Lawers and Ben Lomond.
To extend your exercise in the area you could enjoy a waterside cycle or walk along Loch Lubnaig and visit the delightful Falls of Leny on the way. The Rob Roy Way also passes through the area so you could futher explore the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park by picking up the trail and visiting Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie.

Ben Ledi OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ben Ledi Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Ben Ledi - geograph.org.uk - 111888

Taken from the lower slopes of Ben Ledi looking down to Loch Lubnaig

Ben Ledi - North Ridge - geograph.org.uk - 162247

North Ridge

Summit, Ben Ledi - geograph.org.uk - 55359

Summit Trig. Looking ESE towards the Ochil Hills

Ben Ledi, Above the Tree Line - geograph.org.uk - 219764

Above the Tree Line. This is on the main track from Stank to the summit of Ben Ledi. Foxgloves grow amongst the heather on the grassy hillside just above the coniferous plantation.

Memorial Cross, Ben Ledi - geograph.org.uk - 967323

Memorial Cross

Path up Ben Ledi - geograph.org.uk - 955580

Here we are looking down the path which leads up to the summit of Ben Ledi. This is not far from the point where the path turns to make the final ascent. Some of the mountains on the far side of Loch Lubnaig can also be seen in the background.

Path on the lower slopes of Ben Ledi - geograph.org.uk - 955971

Path on the lower slopes. This is the point where the path emerges from the forest and crosses a forest track. The map indicates that the forest should extend beyond the track but there has been extensive felling of trees in this area.

Burn on the lower slopes of Ben Ledi - geograph.org.uk - 955907

Burn and heather on the lower slopes. At this point the path up Ben Ledi briefly goes downhill to the burn before rising again after crossing the burn.

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Ben Ledi.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Ben Ledi.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)