more steeply onto the north ridge of Ben Vorlich. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin are neighbours and are among the first Munros to be seen by visitors heading N as they can be seen from the A9 S of Stirling. From there take the track by Braeleny farm all the way to the stream that flows down Gleann Breac-nic, and cross this on a bridge, then follow the other bank right (E) a few meters to the stream that comes from the reservoir above, and cross this (wet feet, except after sustained dry spells; the bridge still marked on OS maps has been swept away over a decade ago). conditions (, A good path ascends the north ridge of Ben Vorlich. 7 - This path will take you back across the footbridge over the burn. Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) is: A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri nightTemperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Fri night, min -4°C on Sun night)Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SSW on Fri afternoon, gales from the WNW by Sat afternoon). An ascent is possible from Strathyre such a good idea. this time accompanied by Stuart (@therugbyfoodie), Geo (@geos_munro_bagging_adventures) and Ailsa (@ailsawylie), was an effort to say the least. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. 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. 18339. Stùc a' Chroin is most often climbed in conjunction with Ben Vorlich from Ardvorlich on Loch Earnside to the north. From Beinn Each summit, head down the SE ridge and follow it to its end (NN 629 139). On any clear day, the view out of the kitchen window is of Stuc a' Chroin, its rugged profile beckoning. These two mountains have almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by Bealach an Dubh Choirein. 4 - From here you have two options, follow the path straight up the craggy nose onto This muddy route drops into Coire Fhuadaraich before turning right There is one on the Western side of Loch Lomond and the one that we did on the Southern side of Loch Earn. Repeating Ben Vorlich to bag Stuc A Chroin. The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m Ben Vorlich is the higher of the two, but the ascent from Ardvorlich on Loch Earn to the north is a shorter route than that to Stuc a‘ Chroin from the high ground above Callander to the south. Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 3,700 ft Route type Loop Windy. 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. Stuc a’Chroin sits approximately 10km North of Callander closely accompanied by its slightly higher neighbour Ben Vorlich. Ben Vorlich est un chemin relativement simple. The path provides good running, though there are a few boggy sections that persist even through the driest spells. Hiking info, trail maps, and 8 trip reports from Stuc a'Chroin (975 m) in the Grampian Mountains of United Kingdom I have climbed it 8 times over the years, always with its partner Ben Vorlich until last year when icy conditions deterred us from continuing over to Stuc a' Chroin as we guided a novice walker down from Ben Vorlich. What is more, the rewards come in the breathtaking views from on high. The rocky butress rises from the Bealach an Dubh Choirein, which connects to the mountain Ben Vorlich, to a cairned summit north of the true summit. To the left is Stùc a' chroin With Ben Vorlich to the right. Cross the stream at the the bottom of Gleannan an Dubh Choirein around NN 644 166, and head up the SSE ridge of Ben Vorlich. the two peaks. 2 - You’ll cross a footbridge over another burn and then the path will begin to climb The going is fairly wet in places and some of the rock for some interesting scrambling. If needed, running water can be found within fifty yards or so S of the path as it reaches a low point around NN 607 171 (there are no other good water sources beyond this point). to contour around the northwest ridge of Ben Vorlich and crossing into Coire Buidhe, To the north east the second peak of Stuc a Chroin and its difficult 'broken shoulder' looms over the 'Bealach an Dubh Choirein' and faces Ben Vorlich. rock was fairly slippery on what was a very wet day. Perhaps proclaiming the first day of summer wasn’t Around 1km after the bridge the path forks, take the option around the northwest ridge of Ben Vorlich. From Ben Vorlich, descend into Bealach an Dubh Choirein following the walkers path (running water can usually be found just under the steep descent), and cross the bealach to below the NE buttress of Stuc a'Chroin. As you are negotiating the initial peat hags, aim for some scattered boulders slightly higher up. 1 - Park on the roadside at Ardvorlich and enter the estate on the track running Ben Vorlich & Stùc a' Chroin is a 8.3 mile loop trail located near Lochearnhead, Stirling, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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. road by following the reverse of step one. of this trip. to two cairns on the peak (again the real summit is the one on the right). It’s quite rocky near the top and Surprisingly, approach from the nearer south or east sides gives you a long, boggy and unexpectedly remote ridge circuit; but the shorter, easier route from Loch Earn in the north is by far the more popular way. Take your pick! The south-west ridge of the two drops down to the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. To reach the Ben Vorlich at Loch Earn, follow the A84 from Callander. of the moves wasn’t particularly tough but some of the rock was quite slippery so Limited parking is available at the end of the Bracklinn Falls road that leaves Callander by the golf course (NN 636 107). 6 - The quickest route back is to head north to return to the bealach, via the main Ben Vorlich (Callander), Stuc a’ Chroin. Descend toward the bealach at NN62164, Ben Vorlich and its sister Stuc a’ Chroin come as a pair and a double Munro ascent is popular, summiting Stuc on the way down. Weather - Overcast. This is probably one of the most impressive views of Ben Vorlich. 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