Are you searching for your next adventure? A steady, yet boggy path around the back where you descent Ben Vorlich and cut sideways. 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! The others being Ben Chonzie and Ben Vorlich. You’ll remember from the misadventures of Beinn Each and Ben Vorlich that we never made it as far as Stuc a’Chroin. 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 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. Followed the path, a little boggy at times so we had to find a drier route around. 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! A hegy csúcsán át húzódik Perth és Kinross és Stirling megye határa, ugyanakkor a Loch Lomond és Trossachs Nemzeti Park területén található. All 4 of us powered our way to the top! We did debate whether to continue at this point. Ben Vorlich (hill of the bay) is one of two Munros in Scotland by the same name. ( Log Out /  The view from the summit was spectacular. We walked down towards … To reach the Ben Vorlich at Loch Earn, follow the A84 from Callander. Route on to Stuc a'Chroin involves steep, rocky terrain with some slight scrambling, whilst the return crosses boggy, eroded ground. 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. 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. We had to trudge through soaking, sodden ground the full way back to the path. 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. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Definitely the most terrifying. I always enjoy a Munro when there’s a bit of scrambling involved, makes the climb more fun! Maybe I can help. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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. 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. Luckily from the top it was easy to spot our preferred route down. We found ourselves off the route a few times, it’s scary how easy it can happen. Geein ye' fitness tips, recipes and tales of adventure fae the bonniest country in the world. Ben Vorlich is located just south of Loch Earn and the two of these mountains (or one in our case) make for a … It was absolutely spectacular. 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. With the sheer incline though, it doesn’t take long to reach the final and more level part of the ascent. I’ll definitely not hand your details to anyone either! The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Ben Vorlich itself gave its summit and its views reasonably well! Got our photos and a well earned rest, then it was time to head back down. The route then becomes a steep incline with a fair bit of scrambling involved. 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 highest one is the more Northern one, and that’s where you can finally claim Stuc a’Chroin! Essentially we had to scramble down a messy complex of boulders. Reunited with the original planned route home. 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). 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 … Learn how your comment data is processed. We tried finding solid ground or the driest parts but their was no avoiding it. 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). 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. Overall, cracker to get in the bag and one of the more exciting climbs I’ve done this year! 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. Pretty much coming down to the usual situation of us getting lost and making life difficult for ourselves. However, with Geo’s Cliffhanger knowledge and our perseverance we eventually made it to the top. The pair provide an excellent day out, with fine views to the Ben Lawers range to the north. < 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. It’s amazing how happy some dry solid ground can make you. 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 I knew there was a path up through them and there was nothing too technical involved. It’s in this area where the Highlands meet the lowlands and their relative accessibility makes them popular Munros. Ben Vorlich (984m) is a popular peak due to its easy access and the superb views from the summit. But I will admit that it wasn’t all doom and gloom. 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. this time accompanied by Stuart (@therugbyfoodie), Geo (@geos_munro_bagging_adventures) and Ailsa (@ailsawylie), was an effort to say the least. That’s all for another adventure. First, you’ll need to navigate over a boulder field, making your way left. The others being Ben Chonzie and Ben Vorlich. Enter your e-mail address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by e-mail. 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. This walk from the shores of Loch Earn takes in the two munro of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin. We had a day where we thought it was going to be miserable but after ascending 750metres, we broke through the clouds. 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. and apparently recreating scenes from Cliffhanger..but I’ll come to that later. Ben Vorlich & Stuc A’ Chroin. Now I’ve never seen Cliffhanger, Stuart has never seen Cliffhanger, Ailsa has never seen Cliffhanger. 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 However, once on it, we could see the aggressive prickly side of Stuc a’Chroin to the South West. I’m a former waiter and manager for Pizza Hut, now an adventure seeker and travel consultant. Stuc a'Chroin is a steep and rocky peak, involving a scramble when ascended (as is … We kept just looking for previous boot prints in the mud. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. 16/06/2019. To descend from Stuc a’Chroin, follow the path down to the gully where you made the ascent. The ascent begins at the shore of Loch Earn and climbs through sparse woodland before reaching open hillside. 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! 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. 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. They are adjacent to each other and situated in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. Well in our typical fashion we still managed to mess it up and get lost! Stuc a’Chroin is located just behind Ben Vorlich and requires you to climb Vorlich first. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. Stùc a' Chroin is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. Although once we hit our lovely flat part through “the bowl” of the hills things went a little downhill again. A clear well-maintained path to the summit of Ben Vorlich, from where the link to Stuc a' Chroin is on rougher ground. I’ll just continue the route from the Ben Vorlich summit. It’ll gradually curve round to the right and into a rocky gully. A few leaps and jumps had us praying we wouldn’t be climbing back up the mess on the return leg. https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js. 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. Ben Vorlich is a very popular munro in the Southern Highlands. Often it is combined with Stuc a'Chroin by those want to tick off as many munros as possible. Once the terrain becomes a bit easier to walk on, the path fades through the bog. 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. A nice steady slope down and around till we were to reach our original path on Ben Vorlich for a smooth descent. this time accompanied by Stuart (@therugbyfoodie), Geo (@geos_munro_bagging_adventures) and Ailsa (@ailsawylie), was an effort to say the least. Lets just say Ailsa wasn’t the only of us to suffer from wet feet from this point on. Stuc a’Chroin from Ben Vorlich. Repeating Ben Vorlich to bag Stuc A Chroin. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. Instead of repeating myself, the directions to these Munros can be found in the Ben Vorlich post. Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin By Colin Hogarth. It curves round and starts taking you down to the bealach. It’s a steep descent but no where near as bad as the ascent! 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. 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. We could see the route stretching into the distance looping around the back end of the Munro. Photoshoot number one was done and dusted and we ventured towards peak number 2. Except from being in an aeroplane or sky-diving, I’ve never really been above the clouds quite like that. It didn’t look too far off, and we were armed with great weather, and a bit of knowledge about an easy bypass path. Repeating Ben Vorlich to bag Stuc A Chroin. Both of which, I’ve already done. We did eventually make Stuc A Chroin in the end! Almost at double figures for the year after these 2! Closer up, they are more different. Get new content delivered directly to your inbox. Apart from getting sunburnt and covered in sh*te i managed to climb two munros on a very enjoyable sunday afternoon. 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 Google account. You’ll curve around Ben Vorlich and eventually link up with the original path that took you up. Just how anybody would like to spend their Sunday morning. We took off on what was a beautiful clear skied day, with myself and Geo looking to make amends for our previous trip up Vorlich by reaching Stuc A Chroin this time. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) has been my Moby Dick this year and I’ve finally bagged it. Well… except from out an aeroplane window! Return to Edinample – and a brief mention of the World Cup! As long as you continue heading North, you’ll notice the path fade in and out. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich are neighbours with almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. It’s quite a steep descent and can be a little tricky, so care is required. It was a tough one but it was maybe one of the most rewarding, we got a view that I’d never seen before! It’s in this area where the Highlands meet the lowlands and their relative accessibility makes them popular Munros. 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. You’ll pass Loch Lubnaig, through Strathyre then past the Balquidder signs. I want to come clean on one thing before I continue. I can finally say I’ve done all the Crieff and Loch Earn Munros! For an easier day, you can summit the wonderful Ben Vorlich and return via the same path. Well this was a boggy yet hilarious venture to say the least. It was an interesting start to say the least. 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. “Why is the path around the back getting further away?”. Glen Lednock Circular Walk > The Knock > Easy walking again Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We walked down towards … ( Log Out /  Creagan nan Gabhar. To climb or not to climb? 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. ( Log Out /  The path was clearly outlined (for most parts) so it was simple enough to follow. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. 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