AU­TUMN ON HIGH: THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

Ben A’an, Stir­ling

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Discover -

At 1512ft, Ben A’an is half the size of the 21 Mun­ros (Scot­tish peaks over 3000ft) that lie all around it in Scot­land’s first na­tional park. But that makes it the per­fect van­tage point from which to take in au­tumn’s high­land trans­for­ma­tion – its chill­ing of the great lochs that streak out in all di­rec­tions, and its grace­ful ag­ing of moun­tains that soar out of wooded glens. It’s a mile’s walk which sit­u­ates you in the cen­tre of au­tumn’s ul­ti­mate IMAX panorama. Pho­tog­ra­pher Guy Ed­wardes wouldn’t want to be any­where else: “You have to hike up through the woods, so you’re sur­rounded by the sights and smells of au­tumn un­til your reach the tree­less sum­mit. On a crisp au­tumn morn­ing I think it’s the best view­point in the UK.”

 WALK HERE: Don’t miss next is­sue of CW, which fea­tures a Ben A’an route card.

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