Sat, 26 Jun|
Get On Yer Hike Level 1
Experience the beauty and wonder of the Trossachs.
Time & Location
26 Jun 2021, 08:00
Callander, Callander FK17 8HY, UK
About the Event
Ben A'an is one of the most popular amongst Scotland's smaller hills. Often known as the mountain in miniature, its position at the heart of the Trossachs makes it a truly wonderful viewpoint. Recently the trees have been felled and the path improved.
Level 1 Get On Yer Hikes
Level 1 Get On Yer Hikes are entry level hikes if you have not done much hill walking recently. They will involve hikes of 2-4 hours in duration and hills smaller than munros. They are an excellent way to start off or get back into hiking before advancing to Level 2 hikes which include the Munros of Scotland.
The excellent path has recently been rebuilt but the route is still steep.
Fitness and Safety
Please note we will be climbing some steep terrain. Distance will be 3.7km and walking of 2-4 hours. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and walking ability to be able to complete this.
Please do assess your own level of fitness to ensure you are confident you will be able to complete the hike.
Get On Yer Hike is a community group. By coming on these hike you agree to take full responsibility for your own safety. You will have and require the correct kit and knowledge to navigate safely without causing harm to yourself or others. There will be people on the hike who know the route but you agree to take full responsibilty for your own safety.
Walking will be around 2-4 hours.
Only 6 spaces availabe so book fast.
Ensure you appropriate kit with you. See kit list in menu for a list of desired equipment for hiking. Boots suitable for walking, warm clothing, waterproofs and water bottle essential.
Where to Meet
Please be at the Ben A'an car park and kitted up and ready to leave for hike at 8am. Please don't be late as we don't want people waiting around in the cold.
Dealing with emergency poo situations in the outdoors
Please bring toilet paper, a disposable bag and hand sanitiser (a backpaking trowel can come in handy for digging a hole). Please read this advice for dealing with emergency poo.
Learn how to avoid and treat ticks here.
Learn how to avoid midges here.
Get On Yer Hike Shop
See our online shop for emergency bivvy bags and tick removers.
The latest Scottish government guidelines state:
"Organised outdoor non-contact sports, exercise, personal training and coaching are permitted in groups of up to 15 people (including coaches and instructors), providing appropriate guidance is followed."
We will be following Mountaineering Scotland's Guidance for Hillwalking during COVID-19
This includes the following advice:
Follow the current Scottish Government advice (FACTS):
- Avoid crowded places
- Clean hands regularly
- Two metre distance
- Self-isolate (10 days) and book a test if you have symptoms
- Be cautious of touching surfaces eg gates, stiles and clean your hands if you do touch a hard surface.
- Avoid sharing food, drink or equipment with other people.
- Be self-sufficient and plan ahead to minimise potential contact with others by avoiding stops for fuel and using other facilities out-with your area where possible. Take everything you need withyou including food, drink and a bag to put your litter in and #TakItHame.
- Car sharing and public transport - follow the current guidelines on the Transport Scotlandwebsite