Ben Chonzie is actually pronounced ben –ee – hone. Whatever way you like to think of it, it is a fairly isolated munro on the SE edge of the highlands featuring a broad rounded summit more reminiscent of the cairngorms.
If you want a quick no hassle ascent then choose the approach from the south west by parking at Coishavachan in Glen Lednock where there is space for a few cars. From here a track rises steadily all the way to the broad ridge leading to the summit. Its not particularly exciting but there again navigation is not a problem. From the top the east side drops away more steeply giving a view towards Loch Turret.
A more interesting but significantly longer approach is from Loch Turret dam. A track follows the NE shore of Loch Turret and then a mile or so beyond to loch Uaine and from here you can work your way round the crags and steeply onto Chonzie’s NE ridge. Then why not return down the broad southerly ridge and up onto Carn Chois in order to circumnavigate Loch Lednock. This longer outing can be rewarded by a visit to Glen Turret distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland, where you can acquaint yourself with Touser the Mouser and a wee dram.