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Discover the delights of the 'pointed peak' – an iconic Trossachs summit with spectacular views to Loch Katrine and Ben Venue

Ben A'an improvement programme

This essential improvement programme began in October 2014 and is part of The Great Trossachs Forest Project, which aims to restore a large scale area of Scotland’s native woodland, helping to conserve the landscape for walkers and other users for years to come. On Ben A’an the felling of non-native trees, the main trail upgrade works and re-planting part of the area with native trees are all now complete, the final part of the hill path and car park improvements will be carried out to complete the site works.

About the footpath improvement works

The path upgrade is part of a wider project called 'The Mountains and the People’, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund in partnership with Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Forestry Commission Scotland and the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust. Over the next five years this project will see path improvements to popular hill paths in the area including The Cobbler, Ben Lomond and Ben Venue.

More information

If you have any questions, please contact the Cowal and Trossachs Forest District office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .