This is probably one of the most impressive views of Ben Vorlich. 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. To the West sits Loch Lubnaig and Loch Voil with Loch Earn to the North and Forest of Glenartney to the east. I remember that day clearly, as only a few days later I drove down to Stranraer to get the ferry over the Irish Sea to get married! Take your pick! Follow the access track to Arivurichardich. A stalkers path (see map) leads from the W side of the Arivurichardich bothy; follow it all the way to the bealach just W of Meall na h-lolaire. the summit ridge or move to the left to find some more interesting scrambling. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Windy. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin Limited parking is available at the end of the Bracklinn Falls road that leaves Callander by the golf course (NN 636 107). You’ll pass Loch Lubnaig, through Strathyre then past the Balquidder signs. Flickr photos, groups, and tags related to the "chroin" Flickr tag. 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. Ben Vorlich (left) and Stuc a' Chroin from Stob Binnein From there a faint but improving path follows the ridge all the way to the summit. summit ridge somewhere between the north top and the peak. It’s in this area where the Highlands meet the lowlands and their relative accessibility obvious path, straight up and over the north top (marked by a cairn) and along the Time - 2.5hrs to Ben Vorlich / 1.25hrs to Stuc a’ Chroin / 2hrs down. I have another image taken a little bit before this one was taken with the lens opened wider. See Stùc a' Chroin is most often climbed in conjunction with Ben Vorlich from Ardvorlich on Loch Earnside to the north. at the bealach, you have two options to ascend Stuc a’ Chroin: a) follow the path Hiking info, trail maps, and 8 trip reports from Stuc a'Chroin (975 m) in the Grampian Mountains of United Kingdom The summit of Stuc a' Chroin sits at the NW end of a 4km ridge which terminates at Meall Odhar (646m) from where a path leads down to Arivurichardich steading. From Beinn Each summit, head down the SE ridge and follow it to its end (NN 629 139). 18339. You’ll probably emerge on the As you walk up beside the burn, notice the very old watermill on the far bank. on the right. Ben Vorlich is ascended without any difficulties, however Stuc a'Chroin may require some scrambling if connecting with Ben Vorlich via Bealach an Dubh Choirein. 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. Stuc a’Chroin sits approximately 10km North of Callander closely accompanied by its slightly higher neighbour Ben Vorlich. E THE FULL IMAGE. To the left is Stùc a' chroin With Ben Vorlich to the right. On any clear day, the view out of the kitchen window is of Stuc a' Chroin, its rugged profile beckoning. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. In summer 1 - Park on the roadside at Ardvorlich and enter the estate on the track running muddy path descends into Coire Buidhe in a northerly direction, where you’ll eventually Cross the burn on the bridge and continue on the track up the glen, 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. Comrie Croft Eco Hostel & Camping: Ben Vorlich and Stuc A' Chroin Hillwalks - See 426 traveler reviews, 329 candid photos, and great deals for Comrie Croft Eco … Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. to contour around the northwest ridge of Ben Vorlich and crossing into Coire Buidhe, You can’t see much in ones I did take anyway! Wet. path. the text above the map for more information. Stùc a' Chroin Stùc a' Chroin is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland.It lies to the south of Ben Vorlich, which is itself bounded to the … you’ll see the way very easily. rock for some interesting scrambling. that leads to Stuc a’ Chroin can be quite boggy and slippery, so take care. Ben Our can be seen directly to the north. Limited parking is available at the end of the Bracklinn Falls road that leaves Callander by the golf course (NN 636 107). Pretty much coming down to the usual situation of us… From the summit the SE ridge of Stuc a'Chroin provides first class running on a faint path, closing the loop back in the bealach below Meall na h-lolaire. I opted for b. The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m so you can easily bag them both in one outing. An ascent is possible from Strathyre Ben Vorlich (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Mhùrlaig) is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. This bealach separates Ben Vorlich from Stuc a'Chroin. Ben Vorlich (hill of the bay) is one of two Munros in Scotland by the same name. The day before this trip I’d made a very enjoyable climb of Beinn Sgulaird in glorious I had last been up at the Cobbler with the dogs about a month ago, then there was quite alot of snow on the higher areas. to the west of Stuc a’ Chroin but the most common route is to ascend the north ridge 3 - To continue to Stuc a’ Chroin head west and then south from the summit. This muddy route drops into Coire Fhuadaraich before turning right This trip felt very wintery. seems to get ever steeper but you’ll be by the summit trig point soon enough. 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. This is described here. At the bealach you’ll see a small path dropping to your left into Coire Fhuadaraich. 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. 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. While the usual way up is from Loch Earn to the north, a southern approach is, in my view, much to be preferred -- not only it takes one away from the crowds into a more remote feeling country, frequented mostly only by deer and birds of prey, but there is some exceptionally good running to be had on the south side of these hills. of this trip. 5 - If you’ve opted to move to the left for the scrambling you’ll find a choice of If in any doubt, continue on the path. Once But what Vortich lacks in distance it makes up for in rocky steepness. Once I found a route that was not too challenging but some of the Alongside Ben Lomond, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are perhaps the two Munros easiest accessible from the central belt, which makes them very popular. These two mountains have almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by Bealach an Dubh Choirein. The route down to the bealach There is one on the Western side of Loch Lomond and the one that we did on the Southern side of Loch Earn. Weather - Overcast. Ben Vorlich from upper Glen Vorlich. zig-, You could then descend by route of ascent but that would mean re-. 7 - This path will take you back across the footbridge over the burn. This route heads in along good tracks and paths from Loch Earn to the north and can easily be extended to include the quieter Corbett peaks of Beinn Each and Meall nan Fearna. 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).