Ben Venue – Loch Achray

Adopted by Ann.

This is the most popular route up Ben Venue and can be very busy on a nice day. I particularly like the lower parts of the path as it crosses the Achray Water, where the waterfalls that can be spectacular after rain, before entering a lovely wooded area. Higher up in Glen Riabhach a lot of the forest has been felled. However, the stags were roaring when I walked up the path this week which added to the atmosphere. Going up towards the ridge there is a short rocky section followed by a muddy section. Beyond the large cairn, which is as far as the constructed path goes, there is still quite a stiff climb to the summit but the rewards are magnificent views of Loch Katrine, Loch Achray and Loch Venachar and the surrounding hills.

Mapping

Problem(s) detail

Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

Three blocked culverts. Drain alongside path blocked with leaves


Lat: 56.2226659683404, Lng: -4.430656677246134
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Water damage to path surface on steep slope. Length affected about 20 metres.


Lat: 56.22161823933288, Lng: -4.4326566772460865
Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

Three water bars and three cross drains need cleared of gravel and vegetation


Lat: 56.2172363951742, Lng: -4.437570846557719
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Very muddy section extending to about 250 metres.


Lat: 56.2167114080322, Lng: -4.440257492065484
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Erosion of path on steep slope. Extends for about 10 metres


Lat: 56.21580909025898, Lng: -4.44399999999996
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Large area of deep water on the path. Walkers are avoiding going through the water by climbing the high banking on the right hand side of the path (looking up the path).


Lat: 56.215570451745684, Lng: -4.44465667724603
Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

water on path ? blocked lett


Lat: 56.21576136267519, Lng: -4.444999999999936
Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

Water bar needs cleared


Lat: 56.21560458852341, Lng: -4.445304532361661
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Loss of path surface - about 50 metres in length


Lat: 56.215331811746786, Lng: -4.446000000000026
Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

4 cross drains blocked with vegetation over about 150 metres


Lat: 56.214522711414084, Lng: -4.4479141693115025
Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

7 blocked cross drains, 3 blocked letts, 1 water bar needs cleared over a distance of about 350 metres. Path very muddy.


Lat: 56.214, Lng: -4.452
Requires Attention

Blocked drainage feature

3 cross drains and 2 water bars need cleared of vegetation and gravel


Lat: 56.21809544953363, Lng: -4.463514984130825
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Erosion of path, very muddy at bottom of rocky section. Also path widening where people are trying to avoid the rocky section


Lat: 56.219, Lng: -4.465
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Very muddy


Lat: 56.22000000000001, Lng: -4.466000000000008
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Constructed path ends and enters boggy area. Path resumes after about 75 metres


Lat: 56.22090455769943, Lng: -4.467343322753891
Requires Attention

Surface Issues

Very muddy section for about 250 metres. No obvious drainage features. Also path widening due to people trying to avoid mud. Muddy section extend from this point to the large cairn.


Lat: 56.220809115161174, Lng: -4.467171661376938

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