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Ben Venue


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
729 m (2391 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
53 of 222 Grahams
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
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The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Lying at the heart of the Trossachs, Ben Venue is a popular hill situated between Loch Ard to the S and Loch Katrine to the N.

It has twin tops of almost identical height, but although the SE top has the trig point, it is the NW top which is the higher by 2m.

On a clear day, the summit offers superb views across the Trossachs and towards the Crianlarich Munros to the NW.

It is normally climbed either from Ledard to the S or from the Loch Achray Hotel to the E.

General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Ben Lomond
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Ben Venue Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ben Venue.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ben Venue

 Baggers Gallery for Ben Venue

Myself and Alba on true summit Ben Venue 1/11/2014, Loch Katrine behind

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Myself and Andrew Law at summit. 04/08/2013

© Eddie Robb

Image by Eddie Robb

James and myself at summit of Ben Venue 30/04/2013. Ben Lomond and Arrcochar Alps in the background.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

At the true summit of Ben Venue.Fantastic weather for the last day of February 2011.

© Ian Mather

Image by Ian Mather
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Russell Lett
wrote on
October 23, 2012
It started out as what looked like the prettiest of walks, but due to forestry work it turned into a mucky muddy dangerous mess, detours adding a couple of extra miles and hours on to a very tedious walk. I finally got to the top of Ben Venue, in cloud so no view. Had to resort to a back up plan, came off the mountain via Bealach nam Bo where Liam Neesam used to run his rustled cattle, sorry that should read Rod Roy.
Graham Ellis
wrote on
June 7, 2011
Climbed Ben Venue on 6/6/11. Approached from the Loch Achray end, first walking along the road, and through the back of the hotel. Some wet patches, but not boggy, on the way up. Came pretty much straight down to the SE from the top following a path where it existed (until about 630m, then another short bit of animal path at 500m) rather than retracing my steps through the wet bits. Rejoined the main path at NN 4857 0538. Note that the forest shown on the OS map at this point has now been felled, so the last bit is climbing over some dead branches! .
iain watson
wrote on
February 22, 2010
climbed on the 20th feb,absolutey outstanding! a nice gentle woodland walk from the achray hotel into the moorland which rises steeply near the summit,had the best weather and the views were out of this world,truely amazing and it was easily my best walk in my short bagging career.one odd thing though,why is it a graham if its 2763 ft? are all grahams not under 2500ft?

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