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Ben Chonzie

Meaning: Probably Mossy Hill

Munro Region: Loch Lomond to Loch Tay

Munro Number: 246

Height in Metres: 931

Height in Feet: 3054

OS Map Reference OS Sheets 51 and 52; 773308

Description:

This solitary Munro is the highest point in the extensive tract of flat-topped hills and high moorland between Strath Earn and Loch Tay. At the centre of this area Ben Chonzie rises just sufficiently above its neighbouring hills to be the most prominent among them. The summit is a long broad ridge and to its east there is a large corrie ringed by grassy crags at the head of Glen Turret. The hill can be climbed either from Glen Turret or Glen Lednock. The Glen Turret route starts at the carpark at the Loch Turret Reservoir and goes up the track on the east side of the reservoir to reach Lochan Uaine at the head of the glen. From there climb north-westwards to the ridge of Ben Chonzie just north-east of the summit. The Glen Lednock approach starts at Coishavachan and follows the track up the Invergeldie Burn and north-east onto the wide ridge of Ben Chonzie 1½ kilometres south of the summit. Continue along the line of the fence to reach the summit.

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