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Ben Venue in the Heart of The Trossachs offers some great walking and cycling routes with a good opportunity to spot some red deer on the way. Starting from the car park on the Dukes Pass marked Leannach Wood, its possible to get a fairly long circular route with a narrow and steep track on the way back to the car park adding some technical riding on a bike.

Otherwise, its difficult to ride a longish circular route in this part of the forest but its still worth following the path up Ben Venue from Leannach until you reach the end of it and take time to site and watch the hillside for red deer which are usually always in the corrie under the ridge walk from Ledard to the summit of Ben Venue.

Combining The 3 Lochs Drive and Leannach Wood circuit together makes for an arduous but satisfying days cycling starting from The David Marshall Lodge returning partly on The Dukes Pass before heading back into the Loch Achray Forest and back to the Visitor Centre. Check out the interactive map on the Ben Venue page to see the track layout.

Ben Venue map for cyclists and walkersBen Venue map for cyclists and walkers

Cycle Maps
Link to Aberfoyle Cycle Map Link to Achray Cycle Map Link to David Marshall Lodge Cycle Map Link to Kinlochard Cycle Map Link to Milton Cycle Map Link to Old Drymen Road Cycle Map Link to Pine Ridge cycle route Link to Strathyre Cabins Cycle Map Link to Strathyre Cycle Map
The above maps have been provided courtesy of the Forestry Commission Scotland.
Most routes are suitable for cyclists and walkers. Please click on the icon to show
an enlarged map, information on the difficulty of the route, footwear etc.
Creag Noran - Ben Venue's cycle and walking tracks
The viewpoint path is a short loop walk with a firm surface. The path takes you through a regenerating native woodland to a viewpoint where you can enjoy superb views of Loch Achray, Achray Forest, Ben A'an, Ben Venue and the Trossachs.
Achray Water Bridge - Ben Venue's cycle and walking tracks
This forest walk takes you through an area of regenerating native woodland to a timber bridge across the Achray Water. Once across the bridge the path takes you along the riverside, then on a circular route through Achray Forest before returning to the car park once again via the Achray Water bridge. The path surface is varied though generally firm but steep in places and includes forest road and track, tarred road and a short section on wooden boardwalk.
Ben Venue walks and cycle tracks
The path surface is generally firm though there are sections which are uneven and wet underfoot. From the car park, via a charming riverside walk and the Achray Water bridge, this path links with the Ben Venue hill path. If you're planning to walk this route please make sure that you have strong footwear, waterproofs and extra warm clothing with you.
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Important Message from the Forestry Commission Scotland:
Many of the Forestry Commission Scotland's trails and forest roads are suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Please show consideration and courtesy to everyone you meet. Some trails and paths are less suited to cyclists and horse riders because of the gradients and surfaces. Please behave responsibily in helping us to maintain these routes.

Please remember also that forests are working landscapes and that forestry vehicles also use these roads.



Recommended websites with information on cycling:

Below are various businesses and organisations who are involved in cycling in and around the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and Stirling. Some provide cycle hire and and provide cycle related services such as repairs, others are specialist cyling organisation with information on local cycle routes etc please click on their images to check them out.

Wheels Cycle Centre in Callander has a comprehensive selection of bikes. Katrine Wheelz at Loch Katrine gives a discount on bike hire Aberfoyle Bike Hire Click for information on cycling from the National Park Authorities Mugdock Country Cycles give a discount on bike hire.
Find all providers in our Cycle Business Directory

Go to the Maps and Trails Page for more downloadable Maps and Leaflets on walking and cycling in The Trossachs. 


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