Ben Gullipen is situated on an open parallel ridge. These type of ridges are a direct result of the geological activity along the Highland Boundary Fault, which makes the natural and cultural transition between the Highlands and Lowlands.
The walk up this hill starts close to the popular tourist town of Callander on the A81 Glasgow Road.
It comprises a hike upwards from around 60m above sea level to 414m so you should be prepared for a bit of a challenge but the path is good and easy to find.
What is more, the rewards come in the breathtaking views from on high. Look to the south to see the Wallace Monument near Stirling, then west to spot Loch Venachar and Ben Venue, north to see Ben Ledi, as well as the Munros Stuc a’Chroin and Ben Vorlich, and east over the rolling Menteith Hills.
A fascinating fact is that Ben Gullipen is classified as a “Tump”, which is a hill in the UK with at least a 30m drop from the summit to the nearest shoulder of land.
You can find more information about the hike up from this Walkhighlands walk report here.
We want everyone to enjoy the National Park in a safe and responsible manner. Be aware that the owners of the land you are crossing might be engaged in deer management and other land management activities and you can help minimise the chance of disturbance. Read more about it in the Heading to the Hills practical guide.
Hiking and hillwalking are risk sports. Always ensure you are prepared before heading out to the hills – information and practical advice on how to stay safe can be found by reading about Safety and skills in the mountains from Mountaineering Scotland.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority cannot be held responsible for any accidents, injuries or damage sustained whilst hiking in the Park. All persons taking part in such activities do so at their own risk, acknowledging and accepting the risk of accident, injury or damage.