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Ben Ledi


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.
879 m (2883 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.
50 of 222 Corbetts
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.
Gentle sloped hill

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  57   Stirling & The Trossachs

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

Benvane and Ben Ledi are the two highest tops on a mountain that runs SE to NW on the western shore of Loch Lubnaig. These two hills can therefore be climbed in a single traverse if transport can be arranged.

Ben Ledi has crags on its E slopes and a few near the summit but otherwise this is a grassy hill which is forested on its E and W slopes.

The shortest and most frequently used route is from the head of the Pass of Leny to the E, but an ascent is also possible from Brig O' Turk to the S via Gleann Casaig.

Hazards you may encounter on Ben Ledi include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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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Ben Ledi Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Ben Ledi.

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 Routes that include Ben Ledi
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 750 m 9.41 km 3.5 hrs Ben Ledi  An easy well trodden route up a popular mountain.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Ben Ledi

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Me at the top of Ben Ledi..my first mountain. Ben Nevis Training 1a

© Julie Baxter

Image by Julie Baxter

At the cross on Ben Ledi.

© Peter Hughes

Image by Peter Hughes

At the top

© Stuart Carruthers

Image by Stuart Carruthers

Top of Ben Ledi, 13th May 2011.

© Stevie Lees

Image by Stevie Lees
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Ben Ledi
by Doug Tulloch
Ben Ledi and Benvane [Loch Lubnaig]
by Brian Howarth
Ben Ledi
by Alan Brand
Ben Ledi
by Graham Gaw
Benvane [Loch Lubnaig] and Ben Ledi
by David McSporran
Ben Ledi
by Neil Cuthbert

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Andrew Stewart
wrote on
May 16, 2014
The 'regular' path up the hill via the South ridge is currently closed - the forestry commission have put a map in the car park recommending ascent via the Stank glen (no problems here) and descent via the South Ridge. Be warned however, that the diversion on descent is also impassable. This leaves you two options - 1) Cut through a mess of fallen trees on the closed standard path (not recommended 2) Walk all the way back to Kilmahog on forestry tracks (a walk of several extra miles). Best bet whilst the path is closed is to ascend and descend via Stank Glen until the path is restored/cleared.
Bill Kasman
wrote on
April 28, 2013
Ben Ledi is only about 35m short of being a Munro and is every bit as fine a walk as any bigger hill. The views are stunning. The only slight drawback is that it is very popular (we passed about 30 people) and the path is very eroded.
Peter Aylmer
wrote on
June 1, 2010
The Ben Ledi - Benvane ridge was a great start to a week heading north to Corrour. Good conditions, track to top of Ledi only took 1h 20m from the car park at the bottom. I found the ridge over to Benvane reminiscent of the Dales. Track from Benvane to Ballimore is a joy, easy graded, down at the bottom in no time.
Eileen Stark
wrote on
December 23, 2008
Never tire of doing this hill. Views are superb if you get a good day. My partner Jim did this while on a course of chemo. after major operation so it was a great achievement for him. Superb.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
October 16, 2007
Paula and I had a pretty wet ascent, but it was drier at the top. Saw a Brocken Spectre from the summit (and got the camera out in time). Totally clear on our descent. A fairly straightforward hill, although the path was a little boggy in places.

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