Ben Cruachan Hike

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Where: Ben Cruachan at Loch Awe by Oban in the South Highlands of Scotland
When: July 2016
Weather: Sunny
Height: 3,694ft

Ben Cruachan is situated on the north side of Loch Awe next to the A85 road, 79 miles northwest of the city of Glasgow, 17 miles east of Oban, 6 miles east of the village of Taynuilt. There are 2 roads up from the south, one through Crianlarach and Tyndrum, and the other through Arochar and Inverary. There is only 3 miles of a difference between the two routes.

The image below is from the road up from Inverary looking across Loch Awe to Ben Cruachan. The 3,274ft Stob Diamh is behind the mountain on the right. About 1 mile back up this road, you get a good view of the dam up on the mountain.

Glasgow to Ben Cruachan Road Map . Large Image . Area Accommodation .

Ben Cruachan image

The image below is from the A85 road to Oban at the Falls of Cruachan Train Station. This is a small train station with Oban trains stopping here throughout the summer. There is parking here for about 12 cars. If this park is full, you have to park about half of a mile west, past the power station in a large layby. There is a good path between the layby and here.

The start of the Ben Cruachan hike goes up the steps towards the train station, then through under the railway, as can be seen in the image below. The trail then leads up past the Dam and on to the summit of Ben Cruachan.

Falls of Cruachan Train Station image

The Map below shows the route to Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh.

Large Hill Walking Map . Ben Cruachan Photo Tour to the Top .

Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh Map image
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