Hiking in Scotland: Ben Ledi

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I got out for a solo hike yesterday to a new spot, doing a loop over Ben Ledi (a corbett, not a munro) in the Trossachs and part of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day on the hills and, even though I was just putting one foot in front of the other, one of the coolest things I’ve done in the past couple of months.

Here is a map of the route along with my activity tracker from the hike.

Download file for GPS

🗾 OS Maps route

Here are notes from the day:

SIgn post showing way to Ben Ledi
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I left at 6am from the house and was on the trail by 7.

Ever since I started doing monthly hikes last year the weather has never cooperated. Today though, i finally got clear skies and sun.

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It was crazy windy on the mountain ridge. Listen to the wind and check out these poor geese, they had to fly sideways to go straight.

The wind was so intense I could hold my phone straight. Check out the wobbly lines in the panoramic from all the gusting.

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I brought my paint set for a few quick paintings along the way.

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Here are some additional photos:

I can’t wait to get out again.

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.

Gary Snyder

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