Where: Ben Vane, by Inveruglas at Loch
Lomond in central Scotland
When: April 2013
The 3,005 ft Ben Vane is situated on the
west side of Loch Lomond by Inveruglas
Visitor Centre, 4 miles north of Tarbet, 38
miles northwest of the city of Glasgow.
The image below is from the A82 road as it
aproaches Inveruglas Visitor Centre at Loch
Lomond. This is the main car park for the
hikes to the Munro's named Ben Vane and Ben
Inveruglas Road Map .
The image below is from Inveruglas Visitor
Centre looking at the Hydro Power Station and
the 2,785ft A'Chrois.
The hiking route to Ben Vane from this car
park is to follow the good roadside path past
the power sation, south towards A'Chrois.
About half of a mile south, you will see the
hill road lead to the right, up under a
railway bridge. That hill road leads 2 miles
up to Loch Sloy Dam.
The hiking route onto Ben Vane is about
half of a mile before the dam.
The image below is from about 1 mile up
the Loch Sloy Dam road where it passes
through part of the power station.
This is a good place to view the 2,785ft
A'Chrois. A worker here stated the week
before, 6 hikers set off from here to climb
this mountain. Four returned a few hours
later without reaching the top. The other two
made the summit as they had crampons and ice
axes. Probably one of the toughest sub
3,000ft hills in the area when hiked from
The image below is from only a few hundred
yards round from the power station. The
3,005ft Ben Vane is the one on the right
here, and the 3,316ft Beinn Ime out to the
Some people hike Beinn Ime from here but
it is a long way out. Beinn Ime is normaly
hiked from Arrochar to the south, or
Butterbridge to the west.
Large Image .
The image below is of Ben Vane from the
road to Loch Sloy Dam. There are two trails
that lead off to the left here marked to
Arrochar by the
Glen Loin Loop. The road leads round to
the right here to the dam.
The hiking route onto Ben Vane is cross
the bridge, along the track, then make your
way up onto the south ridge as seen in the
image below. There is a faint track low down
that gets easier to follow as it winds its
way up the south ridge. There are a number of
steeper routes that can be taken for the more
Large Image .
The image below is of Loch Sloy Dam. Ben
Vane is to the left here and the 3,093ft Ben
Vorlich to the right.
The dam is about 670 feet above sea level,
so it is about 2,300 feet of a climb back up
if you try to hike both mountains in the same
day, about 5,300 ft altogether.
The Map below shows the route from
Inveruglas Visitor Centre car park to Ben
You can also hike to Ben Vorlich from
here: Ben Vorlich Page.
The closest hotel for this hike is the
inexpensive Tarbet Hotel
about 4 miles south
Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map
and Compass on these hikes, and know how to
use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be
deadly. In Winter, make sure you have
Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use
Map . Hill Walking
Map . Ben Vane Photo
Tour to Top . Tarbet Photo