AUTUMN ON HIGH: THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
Ben A’an, Stirling
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.