- Ben Aán, The Trossachs
- Saturday 1st December 2018
Today we decided to either get into the Christmas spirit or flee the Christmas madness, or maybe even do a bit of both.
We were heading to the hills. It had been a while and as John Muir once wrote “The mountains are calling and I must go”……although today we weren’t heading to the mountains as such I understand that feeling, and I knew I’d still get a result and more importantly a sense of calm!
Ben Aán, gaelic for ‘the small, pointed peak’ is a small hill in Scotland often referred to as the mountain in miniature.
It is situated in the great Trossachs Forest and has a truly wonderful viewpoint even on misty atmospheric days like today.
This was the perfect short hike to dust of the old cobwebs and get back out on the hills.
Straight away I was glad to be here. The colours of the hills and trees were pretty special, although we’re in winter there is still a hint of autumn.
The path up was pretty straight forward, well made, with stone steps and bridges.
The going was not difficult and after only one hour we had reached the top.
The views were pretty rewarding over Loch Katrine and Loch Achray and it felt great to be back out on the hills of Scotland!
We stayed here for a bit, had lunch then reluctantly headed back down to finish off a pretty quiet, peaceful, scenic, enjoyable day.