BEN-LEDI. a Scottish mountain, lying northwest of Callander, Perthshire, reaching the height of 2,875 feet above sea-level. It is somewhat difficult of ascent, but gives a splen did view. High up on it there is a small loch. It is mentioned in Scott's 'Lady of the Lake,' Its name, Ben le Dia, gGod's mountain,'" was bestowed by the Drtuds, who were wont to celebrate the Bealteine, or sun-festival, on its sununit.
a Scottish mountain at the western extremity of Stirlingshire, on the east shore of Loch Lomond. The ascent is divided into three great stages, and the top has an elevation of 3,192 feet above sea-leveL Ort the southeastern side it presents a sheer preci pice of about 2,000 feet. From the hotel at Rowardennan, on the east shore of the loch, to summit, the distance is four miles. The lower part is well wooded, and the upper affords excel lent healthful pasture. It commands a most extensive prospect of the vale of Stirlingshire, the Lothians, the Clyde, Ayrshire, Isle of Man, Hills of Antrim, and all the surrounding highland territory. Like Ben-Lawers this is
one of the botanical gardens of the highlands.
(the great mountain), a coni cal hill between Loch Dochart and Loch Voil, western part of Perthshire, among the Braes of Balquhidder. It rises to an elevation of 3,843 feet above the level of the sca. Several other hills also bear this name.
ben-mak-doo'e, or (Gael. Ben-na-muice dubh, mount of the black pig), the second highest mountain in Scotland, situated in the southwest corner of Aberdeenshire, on the borders of Banffshire. It is a granite mass, rising to the height of 4,296 feet, and forms one of a cluster of lofty mountains, among which are Brae-riacla, Cairntoul, Cairngorm, Ben-a-bourd and Ben-A'an. Its.upper parts are bare of vegetation. The view from the top includes the Moray Firth, the hills of Caithness and Sutherland, Ben Nevis, Benmore, etc.