A path then bears slightly right - aim for a slabby rock which can be ascended via a gully along its left edge. As height is gained the path becomes increasingly eroded as it leads up the Sgiath nam Tarmachan ridge (wings of the ptarmigan). Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. The walk begins up the track on the opposite (east) side of the burn, passing between the urn-topped stone gateposts. In winter conditions the scrambling line up the northeast buttress of Stuc a' Chroin merits grade I - harder rock steps can be found too, if you like. Today’s trip is slightly further afield, to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin near to Loch Earn in Perth and Kinross. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/ben-vorlich.shtml Grade - mod/hard. At the same time it is a justifiably popular introduction to the higher Scottish peaks. Straightforward hillwalking to Ben Vorlich. Did the scramble up the prow on Stuc a' Chroin … Today Katrina and I had a day out walking up Ben Vorlich. Munro Climbed: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) - 985m Altitude Date - 12th September 2017 Total Hiking time: 3 hours 36 mins Distance covered: 12km Elevation gain: 847m Stuc a' Chroin summit not acheived I have set myself the challenge to complete all of the 282 munros in Scotland in my lifetime. Ben Vorlich is a very popular munro in the Southern Highlands. Copyright © 1997 - 2020 Walking Britain. Ben Vorlich from where we parked the car. Munros: Ben Vane, Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond) Date walked: 12/09/2009. Within an hour or so drive of many larger Scottish cities, the climb is readily accessible on a day trip. walked Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin on the 29th of June, weather was fine, bright and warm with a light breeze which kept us cool on the tops. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km. The non-scrambling alternative still needs competence. The climb from Glen Ample not both Ben Vorlich and Stuc A Chroin is not difficult on a map but it's the terrain. Allow 5 hours to complete this 12.29 km route. On the day fifteen people turned up, those who didn't appear must have known what was heading our way. It's difficult to walk on. The steep upper slopes of Ben Vorlich need some care in icy conditions as it'd be possible for a slip to take you a long way here. From here there are great views back to Ben Vorlich. Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details. The climb is on forestry tracks and mountain path … Route on to Stuc a'Chroin involves steep, rocky terrain with some slight scrambling, whilst the return crosses boggy, eroded ground. The weather was sunny but the tops were in cloud. Ardvorlich, Loch Earn. Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices. We would love to have you back again! Grade - moderate. They are adjacent to each other and situated in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. At over 8 hours of walking it would be very hard to manage both peaks in short winter day, especially if winter conditions prevailed. Over 70 graded low-level, mid-level and mountain walks taking in hills, glens and picturesque woodland, as well as all of the region's Munro summits. Today it is a working landscape and there is much of interest charting past mans' activities. To include it, follow the ridge path west at first and then curve round on it to the left to descend to the intervening bealach. A guide to walking and scrambling routes in the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Closer up, they are more different. Didn’t manage to the too of vorlich due to increasingly high winds, great walk all the same. Ben Vorlich is a 6.1 mile out and back trail located near Lochearnhead, Stirling, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. From there the northwest ridge can be followed to rejoin the main route at the top of the prow. Ascent - 2880 feet / 873 metres . Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. Ascent: 985m. Date walked: 10/11/2002. Distance: 18 km. Keep right at the fork below the farm cottages, crossing the bridge back to the west side of the burn. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate Vital Statistics: Length: 9ml (14.5km) Ascent: 3,502ft (1,067m) Time: 6.75hrs: Grade: (Hard) However, a much more satisfying route can be had by combining it with the lesser frequented Ben Our and then ascending by its north west shoulder.… Ben Vorlich is located just south of Loch Earn and the two of these mountains (or one in our case) make for a fantastic day out walking … This is a much rockier and trickier peak, and is well seen from Ben Vorlich. Ben Vorlich is one of the most popular mountains in Scotland. Follow Walking Britain for the latest news. Ben Lomond and Ben Vorlich across the loch are both designated as SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) with species that include black grouse, ptarmigan, upland waders, eagle, pine marten, red deer, mountain hare and water vole. Ben Vorlich is in my opinion one of the best of the smaller Scottish Munros. With its position on the southern edge of the Highlands, it offers unrivalled views over Scotland's central belt - a remarkable contrast to the view to the north. Often it is combined with Stuc a'Chroin by those want to tick off as many munros as possible. In fine weather the route offers good views including a panorama over Loch Lomond and surrounding hills. You have the coice between this and ben vane, both great paths and relatively well pathed to the summit. Ascent: 1731 metres. Getting There On the map, it looks like an easy 5km valley walk. Nat Park - Loch Lomond and Trossachs. You can walk to the top of Ben Vorlich (The Arrochar Alps) by using this easy to follow route map: Walk ab121 Ben Vorlich (Arrochar Alps) from Inveruglas. Length:6 miles (4 - 6 hours) Start:about 0.5 mile south Ardlui A82 (parking on A82 verge near Stuckendroin farm) A serious walk; in winter conditions be properly prepared and add 50% to your time. To the northwest Lochearnhead is seen, whilst Loch Voil can be spotted over to the west. After about a kilometre and a half there is fork in the track. Exploration710603, VR Owner at Ben Vorlich, responded to this review Responded January 15, 2019 Hi Thank you for taking the time to review this. The summit of Stuc a'Chroin is a half kilometre further south along the ridge; there are two cairns, with the higher summit being the smaller northern one. It is steep sided hills with some of the thickest heather you will ever see. Take the main route to the right which continues the ascent. This Munro is usually walked with its neighbour Stuc a Chroin from Loch Earn. Time taken: 6 hours. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Regular updates on how Covid 19 will impact on walking in the UK More info. Ascent - 3400 feet / 1030 metres . Ben Vorlich from Ardlui Introduction to Walk 2317. The total ascent is 1,440 metres. It is possible to avoid this ascent by descending into the coire from the bealach, descending a little into the corrie on the west side before climbing the still-steep path that zigzags up a grassy slope between the broken rocks. Scotland is under national lockdown. Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich sit high above Loch Sloy 5km West of Inveruglas on the shores of Loch Lomond. Munro: Ben Vorlich. Keep going west towards the summit cairn on Ben Vorlich at a height of 941m [5] Heading North West slightly to Ben Vorlich highest point at 943 is the start of the decent but make you keep to the left to get a safer way down. Ben Vorlich is a large, complicated mountain, with ridges running to the SSE, east, ENE, NE and north of the mountain. Ben Vorlich rises high above Loch Earn with spectacular views in good weather. It was only a 5 minute walk back along to the usual starting point which takes you up a track towards Ardvorlich house – a stunning looking building. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. We had a good walk up even though I missed the path from the road to the dam and we… Click for details, Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. All rights reserved. Nat Park - Loch Lomond and Trossachs. As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.There are 136 user reports for this walk - click to read them. It continues the climb, now across open heather slopes, towards the north side of Ben Vorlich. More Information. From rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north, there are many lochs and rivers with forests and woodlands adding variety to the landscape. using a map and compass. The distance by road may be further. The peak of Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond) takes the form of a north-south ridge with three small summits.Although the central one is the highest at 943m, the southern top is marked with a trig point. For the south ridge it is possible to start the walk between Inveruglas and Loch Sloy. A longer drive means we are at the foot of the hill around 10, where we meet up with some other car loads who have made their way there seperately, and while getting kitted up I … County/Area - Argyll and Bute. There are a number of ways to reach this mountain and I suspect the main 'bagger's' route would be from the south. We left home just before 10am and set off from Inveruglas at 11am. The name “Ben Vorlich” can be translated into “Hill of the Bay”. Walk Route Description. After a quick recovery and smiles all round I then set off for the original return route over the 2 Graham Tops of Ben Vorlich; Creagan nan Gabhar and Ben Our. Another early start saw me leaving Perth on my way to the Loch Earn start point at 05.15. I am far more skilled and self-confident. Please let us know by clicking here. The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area. The position of Ben Vorlich on the southern edge of the Highlands - combined with the steepness of the slopes falling away from the summit - ensures it a superb viewpoint for much of central Scotland. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Starting from Ardlui, this hill walk in the Southern Highlands includes the summit of a Munro. The route may be further extended by ascending Ben Vorlich via Glen Vorlich and the south shoulder. Your best starting position for an ascent of Ben Vorlich is by way of the hill path at the rear of Ardvorlich house in Ardvorlich. Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. Author - Rob Kay. Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin Time taken: 6 hours Distance: 13.5 km Ascent: 1145m. We will climb the mountain from the car park by the power station at Inveruglas. These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. Time taken: 3 hour 45 minutes. Highlights include Ben Lui, Ben Lomond, the Cobbler and the Arrochar Alps.More information, This practical handbook covers digital outdoor photography and the whole range of outdoor activities including walking, running, cycling, water sports (in and on the water), as participant or spectator. Inaugurated in 2002, this National Park lies within an hour's drive of 70% of Scotland's population. The track leads over stiles next to several gates. A fine route to the summit of a Munro in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs. Approx time taken: 5 to 6 hours. The peak rises to 974m and the views from the trig point at the summit are truly spectacular. This route approaches Ben Vorlich from the north side and offers splendid scenery. The name Vorlich translates as Hill of the Bay (as it overlooks Loch Lomond) and there are two Munros with the same name in Scotland, the other being on Loch Earn.. Ben Vorlich A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, about 9.30km (5.78 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15h. Time - 6 hours 50 minutes. Ben Vorlich. Total ascent of 3400 ft, to a height of 3076 ft. Explorer map 364. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with steep, rocky ground. Time - 5 hours 50 minutes. Starting from Ardlui, this hill walk in the Southern Highlands includes the summit of a Munro. I visited it for the first time at the end of April 2006 and would definitely choose it for a revisit. Please ask permission to use site content and images. Of course, I can’t recall if I was led or did the leading the last … For the return route, the prow can be avoided on a path on the west side that keeps just below the rockier gound. A very eroded and boggy path now continues contouring, this time around the head of Coire Buidhe, before losing height as it gradually converges with and rejoins the ascent path back down to Loch Earn. A final steeper climb half left leads up towards the summit ridge. The walk starts at Ardlui. Experienced Munro-baggers may want to include Stuc a'Chroin. Does your firm want to sponsor this route. The Route (from Ardvorlich) This is a circular of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin, 9 miles. Walking | Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin | Summary:These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. Ardvorlich House is seen ahead here, but instead turn left once over the bridge. County/Area - Perth and Kinross. Great winter walk, just be sure to check the forecast before hand. This first part of the path has been much improved in recent years. Location. Self Catering & Cottage Holidays - Properties throughout the UK & Europe. Closer up, they are more different. There are steep zig-zagging paths heading up the slope above, keeping to the right of the main buttress - care is necessary to ensure you stay on route, which ends abruptly at a cairn on the top of the prow. Users' walk reports for Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) There are 14025 Walkhighlanders who have … For most visitors, this summit will be enough; they should return the same way. From here the usual route follows the path to the bottom of the steep prow of Stuc a'Chroin, then ascending a short boulder field. Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km. There is rough informal parking on the verges of the minor road along the south side of Loch Earn, mostly just west of the hump-backed bridge over the Ardvorlich burn. At the time, it seemed like a good idea to descend into a valley east of Stuc a’Chroin for a long walk around the base of Ben Vorlich and up to a saddle east of its summit. From Callander follow the A84 west in the Strathyre direction. Ben Vorlich from Loch Earn Introduction to Walk 2185. Introduction. Includes advice and useful links. Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Ben Vorlich is one of two Munros, the other being Stuc a’Chroin. A nice steady ascent which took about 2 1/2 hours to summit on Ben Vorlich. Once easier terrain is reached below the path becomes boggier and not so obvious, but in clear conditions this boggy trod contours the slopes keeping just below the ridge linking the two Munros, continuing right around to reach the NW ridge of Ben Vorlich at around 680m. Time they say is a great healer and come July 2002 Robert and Catriona were collecting names for a walk in August, this time up Ben Vorlich. A little further on, cross the Allt a'Choire Bhuidhe via a footbridge; here the track ends and the route becomes a path. Once the ridge coming down from the prow is reached at around 850m carefully take the very steep path that zig-zags down the grassy slope to the northeast. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Author - Tony Maries. A long long time ago maybe twenty years or so ago I walked this route and failed. Ben Vorlich Loch Earn Walk. An alternative route starts at Edinample but car parking is very limited and you may have to park at the A84 and walk the extra mile to Edinample). It's thick thick heather. For climbing the north ridge there is a route starting between Inverarnan and Ardlui. No public transport to the start; buses do run to Lochearnhead and St Fillans. Distance: 10 km. This route follows the two most attractive ridges – it ascends by the east 'Little Hills' ridge and descends by the NE 'Stob nan Coinnich Bhacain' ridge. Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond) Ben Vorlich is the most northerly mountain in the Arrochar Alps, a group of rocky mountains North of Glasgow. Have you found an error or is any information wrong or missing? In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk. 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