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Ben Chonzie, Comrie

#17 of 19 in Nature in Perth and Kinross
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Ben Chonȝie, also known as Ben-y Hone (Gaelic Beinn a' Chòinnich, meaning "mossy mountain"), is a Scottish mountain situated eleven kilometres northwest of Crieff. It stands at 931 m (3054 ft) and is therefore listed as a Munro. It is the highest point of a large area of moorland and rounded hills between Loch Earn and Loch Tay, and with a broad, flat summit and relatively few distinguishing features, it is often regarded as one of Scotland's least interesting Munros. It is most often climbed from Invergeldie (Comrie) to the southwest; however it can also be climbed from the southeast by way of Glen Turret. The latter is longer but presents walkers with a more interesting and scenic ascent, having an array of buttresses and cliffs which can be tackled by those who feel brave, or passed by on either side. Mountain hares (Lepus timidus, subspecies Lepus timidus scoticus) can be seen around the plateau area if walkers are quiet and observant. There are also many other animals on the approaches to the Ben, including Buzzards, other birds of prey, and frogs and newts in the pools alongside the landrover track that runs up the eastern aspect of the loch. Deer may be seen on the slopes to the north of the Ben.

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  • From the small car park, head up towards the cottages before turning right and heading through a gate and onto a well made track. Cross g a couple of footbridge you are soon climbing towards a pretty....  more »
  • Nice day and good to get another hill climb workout. But have to say not my favourite Hill. Path like walking in a boulder strewn river bed for a large part and the summit not the most inspiring but....  more »
  • Very easy Munro, under 4 hours up and down. Nice easy marked path the entire way up. Would even be an easy winter walk with a good amount of snow on the hill.
  • Good Munro, the views are well worth the effort
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