Ben Vorlich’s Height: 985m & 975m Summit Grid Reference: NN 629 189 & NN 617 174 Translation: Hill of the Bay & Mountain of Danger Start Point: Car Park in Ardvorlich at the Southern Shore of Loch Earn Both Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin, belong to the easily accessible Scottish mountains from Stirling, Glagow and Edinburgh and have always been popular among hill walkers. The others being Ben Chonzie and Ben Vorlich. 16/06/2019. If I had tackled it alone it would have been a miserable 7 hours but with this lot I tip my hat to you and say thank you for making it enjoyable in what was, lets say, not ideal conditions. I can finally say I’ve done all the Crieff and Loch Earn Munros! Creagan nan Gabhar. Spirits were high knowing that Ben Vorlich was a steady enough climb and all pathed (see previous post) however, would these spirits continue towards the cruel mistress which was Stuc A Chroin (translated to Peak of Harm or Danger). They are adjacent to each other and situated in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. The pair provide an excellent day out, with fine views to the Ben Lawers range to the north. Stuc a’Chroin is located just behind Ben Vorlich and requires you to climb Vorlich first. A little after 10h we began the gentle walk in, passing through the valley and the micro hydro scheme. Welcome to Alzos Adventures! Glen Lednock Circular Walk > The Knock > Easy walking again < Back to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin summary page < Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin 1st story < Back to Scotland page with links to other walks < Back to Crieff and Strathearn intro page. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. My plan was to include Stuc a’Chroin on the walk as well but my friend didn’t seem too keen on the crags. Enter your email address to receive free workouts and fitness content! With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. ( Log Out /  Solid ground at last for the home stretch. Once the terrain becomes a bit easier to walk on, the path fades through the bog. It didn’t look too far off, and we were armed with great weather, and a bit of knowledge about an easy bypass path. Wet sodden feet, but another Munro in the bag, what an adventure! Although once we hit our lovely flat part through “the bowl” of the hills things went a little downhill again. Route on to Stuc a'Chroin involves steep, rocky terrain with some slight scrambling, whilst the return crosses boggy, eroded ground. 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.Terrain:Straightforward hillwalking to Ben Vorlich. Ben Vorlich (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Mhùrlaig) is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. We walked down towards … We kept just looking for previous boot prints in the mud. 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 Contour Collection - Stuc a'Chroin & Ben Vorlich Print Like so many people during the lockdown, I turned to the great outdoors to escape from all the madness! This time Teej, Boab and I did. Geein ye' fitness tips, recipes and tales of adventure fae the bonniest country in the world. These two mountains have almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by Bealach an Dubh Choirein. this time accompanied by Stuart (@therugbyfoodie), Geo (@geos_munro_bagging_adventures) and Ailsa (@ailsawylie), was an effort to say the least. But I will admit that it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Got our photos and a well earned rest, then it was time to head back down. Which was nice enough to still be a few hundred metres away from the actual summit, but thankfully was all flat along the way. So lets just say, we absolutely smashed it out the park! Learn how your comment data is processed. Stùc a' Chroin is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. Repeating Ben Vorlich to bag Stuc A Chroin. For an easier day, you can summit the wonderful Ben Vorlich and return via the same path. The photos are below for a wee gander if you fancy it and the August competition is still live for subscribers. < Back to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin summary page < Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin 1st story < Back to Scotland page with links to other walks < Back to Crieff and Strathearn intro page. Except from being in an aeroplane or sky-diving, I’ve never really been above the clouds quite like that. However, once on it, we could see the aggressive prickly side of Stuc a’Chroin to the South West. Are you searching for your next adventure? As long as you continue heading North, you’ll notice the path fade in and out. Ben Vorlich is a very popular munro in the Southern Highlands. It was truly a spectacular sight. Back around the outside rather than having to tackle that monstrosity all over again. Ben Vorlich & Stuc A’ Chroin. The ascent begins at the shore of Loch Earn and climbs through sparse woodland before reaching open hillside. Closer up, they are more different. So let me clarify…apparently there is 2 routes to Stuc A Chroin. Ben Vorlich (hill of the bay) is one of two Munros in Scotland by the same name. Ben Vorlich and her neighbour Stuc a 'Chroin stand on the southern edge of the Highlands and the easiest way to access them is from the southern shore of Loch Earn. From there, it’s plain sailing back down to Loch Earn and your car. I’ll definitely not hand your details to anyone either! I still have no idea if this is a good or a bad thing but if anyone wants to let me know if he was filling us with hope or fear I’d be happy to find out. 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Stuc a’Chroin from Ben Vorlich. To reach the Ben Vorlich at Loch Earn, follow the A84 from Callander. Ben Vorlich / Stuc a'Chroin / Beinn Each 13 October 2015 on #runslessepic 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. I knew there was a path up through them and there was nothing too technical involved. Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin By Colin Hogarth. Now I’ve never seen Cliffhanger, Stuart has never seen Cliffhanger, Ailsa has never seen Cliffhanger. Poor Ailsa suffering trying to handle the bogs in a pair of trainers made it a slightly less enjoyable experience for her, but one issue was slowly arising in all of our minds. 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. As I said, it sounded door, but it was still a fun filled climb with some great people. 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.… Luckily from the top it was easy to spot our preferred route down. Stuc a’Chroin from Ben Vorlich. Well this was a boggy yet hilarious venture to say the least. The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m so you can easily bag them both in one outing. While slightly lower, Stuc can be a difficult peak with scrambling and a significantly rockier nature. The path was clearly outlined (for most parts) so it was simple enough to follow. Pretty much coming down to the usual situation of us getting lost and making life difficult for ourselves. It can be tackled on its own but it is certainly worth allocating time to visit its near neighbour Stuc a' Chroin (975m). It’ll gradually curve round to the right and into a rocky gully. It lies to the south of Ben Vorlich, which is itself bounded to the north by Loch Earn, and to the west by Loch Lubnaig. To descend from Stuc a’Chroin, follow the path down to the gully where you made the ascent. Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) , Stuc a'Chroin Time taken: 6 hours Distance: 13.5 km Ascent: 1145m It was a tough one but it was maybe one of the most rewarding, we got a view that I’d never seen before! All 4 of us powered our way to the top! The route then becomes a steep incline with a fair bit of scrambling involved. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) has been my Moby Dick this year and I’ve finally bagged it. You’ll remember from the misadventures of Beinn Each and Ben Vorlich that we never made it as far as Stuc a’Chroin. To a Chroin (9 miles total) head down the west side from the summit of Ben Vorlich, veering to a south westerly direction and onto to the bealach (Bealach an Dubh Corrien) then follow the track leading toward the ominous looking broken buttress of Stuc a Chroin. Just how anybody would like to spend their Sunday morning. Strictly between me and you. Well… except from out an aeroplane window! As soon as our muddy, soaked boots touched it we seemed to all lift ourselves up and hold a solid, comfortable pace all the way to the end. It curves round and starts taking you down to the bealach. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin hike August 14, 2018 admin United Kingdom This is an easy hike that starts by Loch Earn in the southern part of the Highlands and takes you to two munros – Ben Vorlich (985m) & Stùc a’ Chroin (975m). To climb or not to climb? Lets just say Ailsa wasn’t the only of us to suffer from wet feet from this point on. We celebrated at the summit, delighted to have finally got there. We did debate whether to continue at this point. There is one on the Western side of Loch Lomond and the one that we did on the Southern side of Loch Earn. It’s quite a steep descent and can be a little tricky, so care is required. Well this was a boggy yet hilarious venture to say the least. Almost at double figures for the year after these 2! I was getting my legs swallowed up to my shins at point (Geo’s hips) and it just never ended. Or the expert mountaineering style route down the rocky side of Ben Vorlich, essentially taking you to the cliff faced side of Stuc A Chroin which would definitely define “climbing”. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. We walked down towards … https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js. Overall, cracker to get in the bag and one of the more exciting climbs I’ve done this year! I always enjoy a Munro when there’s a bit of scrambling involved, makes the climb more fun! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. As I said previously, I’m delighted to finally have Stuc a’Chroin in the bag. Ben Vorlich is located just south of Loch Earn and the two of these mountains (or one in our case) make for a … I knew there was a path up through them and there was nothing too technical involved. You’ll pass Loch Lubnaig, through Strathyre then past the Balquidder signs. A Stùc a' Chroin északi oldala sokkal sziklásabb, és meredekebb, mint az északkeleti szomszédjáé, hagyományos módon mégis innen, a Ben Vorlich csúcsán keresztül közelítik meg. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. Instead of the usual rolling hills and mountains, it was white clouds with only Munro summits poking out through the white sheet. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Thankfully our boy George has seen it in case anyone was worrying, and he informed us that this was going to be just like the movie. ( Log Out /  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. A steady, yet boggy path around the back where you descent Ben Vorlich and cut sideways. Once the ground levels out, well back to a gradual incline, make your way East (to the left) and you’ll notice two cairns. Ben Vorlich itself gave its summit and its views reasonably well! Decision set to go for it, the scramble was on. Nice and simple right? Both of which, I’ve already done. ( Log Out /  These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Ben Vorlich & Stuc a Chroin Although I've been up Ben Vorlich many times over the years, I haven't gone on to the enjoyable scramble up Stuc a Chroin since July 1996! Repeating Ben Vorlich to bag Stuc A Chroin. The pair provide an excellent day out, with fine views to the Ben Lawers range to the north. Return to Edinample – and a brief mention of the World Cup! Description 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. and apparently recreating scenes from Cliffhanger..but I’ll come to that later. No spam, notifications about new adventures, posts and updates only. From there, continue the path West and you’ll see some sort of path heading downhill. A hegy csúcsán át húzódik Perth és Kinross és Stirling megye határa, ugyanakkor a Loch Lomond és Trossachs Nemzeti Park területén található. I mean we just basically recreated what we were told was a Sly Stallone classic before walking through ground which could summon up some swamp monster any second. We had a day where we thought it was going to be miserable but after ascending 750metres, we broke through the clouds. It’s in this area where the Highlands meet the lowlands and their relative accessibility makes them popular Munros. 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. It’s a steep descent but no where near as bad as the ascent! ( Log Out /  But just like the cliff face of Stuc A Chroin we persevered (as if we had a choice, we wanted to get home) and we eventually made it out the far end and back to the solid, dry path leading us back to the car down Ben Vorlich. Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 3,700 ft Route type Loop Personally for myself, I also felt much better having made amends from my first climb and finally bagged Ben Vorlich’s accomplice, Stuc A Chroin. However, with Geo’s Cliffhanger knowledge and our perseverance we eventually made it to the top. 2020/10/22 Life’s twists and turns can take you to some unusual places and a recent walk of the two Munros, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin, from the shore of Loch Earn, near Lochearnhead, gave me plenty to think about and ponder. The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m so you can easily bag them both in one outing. I’ll just continue the route from the Ben Vorlich summit. Enter your e-mail address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by e-mail. If tackled head-on the northeast buttress of Stuc a' Chroin gives some good scrambling on which it's possible to vary your line and the difficulty (from grade 1 to rather harder than that). It’s far too easy to loose grip and the rocks aren’t stable. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. Ben Vorlich and her neighbour Stuc a 'Chroin stand on the southern edge of the Highlands and the easiest way to access them is from the southern shore of Loch Earn. What made this one so special though was the view from the summit. Instead of repeating myself, the directions to these Munros can be found in the Ben Vorlich post. My plan was to include Stuc a’Chroin on the walk as well but my friend didn’t seem too keen on the crags. We had to trudge through soaking, sodden ground the full way back to the path. 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. I’m a former waiter and manager for Pizza Hut, now an adventure seeker and travel consultant. A clear well-maintained path to the summit of Ben Vorlich, from where the link to Stuc a' Chroin is on rougher ground. The view from the summit was spectacular. It was an interesting start to say the least. Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich are neighbours with almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. Once you reach the more level surface, make your way across the bealach and then the fun begins. Reunited with the original planned route home. As you make your way further up, there are parts that are more like steep, muddy stairs which makes it easier but no less daunting if you look down. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. I want to come clean on one thing before I continue. A little after 10h we began the gentle walk in, passing through the valley and the micro hydro scheme. It didn’t look too far off, and we were armed with great weather, and a bit of knowledge about an easy bypass path. Ben Vorlich standing majestic (view from the eventual route home). But their is an easy enough path to fallow all the way to the bealach. We had long steep drops off narrow ledges, tight grips to hold onto and on a few occassions had to even hang an arm to physically pull one another up the rocks to the next part of the climb. It’s amazing how happy some dry solid ground can make you. Followed the path, a little boggy at times so we had to find a drier route around. However, once on it, we could see the aggressive prickly side of Stuc a’Chroin to the South West. We enjoyed our time at the top of what was possibly one of the toughest climbs I had experienced so far. A few leaps and jumps had us praying we wouldn’t be climbing back up the mess on the return leg. We did eventually make Stuc A Chroin in the end! Apart from getting sunburnt and covered in sh*te i managed to climb two munros on a very enjoyable sunday afternoon. Climbing Ben Vorlich from the bealach. The highest one is the more Northern one, and that’s where you can finally claim Stuc a’Chroin! Change ). Much more than meets the eye on this monstrosity. It’s in this area where the Highlands meet the lowlands and their relative accessibility makes them popular Munros. So out popped the legendary selfie stick of Ailsa! Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) , Stuc a'Chroin Time taken: 6 hours Distance: 13.5 km Ascent: 1145m Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) is: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Sun nightTemperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Sun afternoon, min -4°C on Mon night)Winds decreasing (gales … Definitely the most terrifying. First, you’ll need to navigate over a boulder field, making your way left. Return to Edinample – and a brief mention of the World Cup! The full walk around the side of Ben Vorlich was just one long continuous ongoing bog! We were all good to begin with. You’ll curve around Ben Vorlich and eventually link up with the original path that took you up. We found ourselves off the route a few times, it’s scary how easy it can happen. Living in Scotland, I started climbing Munros and the map contours inspired me to start 'The Contour Collection'. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin hike August 14, 2018 admin United Kingdom This is an easy hike that starts by Loch Earn in the southern part of the Highlands and takes you to two munros – Ben Vorlich (985m) & Stùc a’ Chroin (975m). “Why is the path around the back getting further away?”. Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin By Colin Hogarth. The others being Ben Chonzie and Ben Vorlich. I wont spend long discussing Ben Vorlich as you can read about that venture in an earlier post, as I had already completed it this year (my first of 2019 and where my thought of 15 began). Stuc a'Chroin is a steep and rocky peak, involving a scramble when ascended (as is … 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! We could see the route stretching into the distance looping around the back end of the Munro. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. That’s all for another adventure. Spirits and morale started to take a little dip by this point as I think we were all kind of wishing for it to be over by this point. With the company I had on this hike it was full of laughs start to finish and we somehow found ways to make light out of all the situations we got ourselves stuck in. Once you’ve reached the summit of Ben Vorlich and ready to continue on to Stuc a’Chroin, there’s a faded path to the West. Living in Scotland, I started climbing Munros and the map contours inspired me to start 'The Contour Collection'. Of course with the definition of the Munro lingering and just looking at the narrow ridges and scramble ahead of us it sparked quite the debate “It’s just not worth it eh?” I believe was the original consensus, but in our typical fashion we took the less than sensible option and decided to give it a go regardless. this time accompanied by Stuart (@therugbyfoodie), Geo (@geos_munro_bagging_adventures) and Ailsa (@ailsawylie), was an effort to say the least. Ben Vorlich (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Mhùrlaig) is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. A nice steady slope down and around till we were to reach our original path on Ben Vorlich for a smooth descent. Often it is combined with Stuc a'Chroin by those want to tick off as many munros as possible. The Contour Collection - Stuc a'Chroin & Ben Vorlich Print Like so many people during the lockdown, I turned to the great outdoors to escape from all the madness! Essentially we had to scramble down a messy complex of boulders. The others being Ben Chonzie and Ben Vorlich. Well in our typical fashion we still managed to mess it up and get lost! So far this has all sounded rather miserable and a terrible experience and I wont lie, at times it was and the descent was no better (which I will come to). Ben Vorlich itself gave its summit and its views reasonably well! Get new content delivered directly to your inbox. Glen Lednock Circular Walk > The Knock > Easy walking again It was absolutely spectacular. 2020/10/22 Life’s twists and turns can take you to some unusual places and a recent walk of the two Munros, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin, from the shore of Loch Earn, near Lochearnhead, gave me plenty to think about and ponder. The route off Ben Vorlich was the same as this morning, except I tended right to the Graham Top ridge of Ben Vorlich instead of left to Stuc a' Chroin. Climbing Ben Vorlich from the bealach. 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 rocky ground and scrambling.… Ben Vorlich is one of two Munros, the other being Stuc a’Chroin. This walk from the shores of Loch Earn takes in the two munro of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin. Maybe I can help. With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. Be sure to stay on the right, the path does fade an re-emerge but you don’t want to find yourself in amongst the rocks. We tried finding solid ground or the driest parts but their was no avoiding it. With the sheer incline though, it doesn’t take long to reach the final and more level part of the ascent. 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