Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin Hike

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Where: Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin at Loch Earn in central Scotland
When: April 2013
Weather: Sunny
Height: Ben Vorlich 3,231ft . Stuc a'Chroin 3,198ft
Distance: ?

Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are situated on the south side of Loch Earn by Lochearnhead village, 14 miles north of Callander, 55 miles north of the city of Glasgow.

The image below is from the village of Lochearnhead looking over Loch Earn to Ben Vorlich in the distance.

The route to the mountains is to take the road marked South Loch Earn Road, about half of a mile south of Lochearnhead. It is 3 miles from the start of South Loch Earn Road to the car parking by Ardvorlich House, on the banks of Loch Earn. This is a single lane road with many passing places.

Glasgow to Lochearnhead Road Map . Large Image .

Ben Vorlich from Lochearnhead image

The image below is of the car parking by Ardvorlich House, 3 miles from the start of this road by Lochearnhead. Note the small bridge here, that is where the hiking trail begins. There is a lot of parking along this stretch of road, either side of the bridge.

Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin parking image

The image below is from the car parking, just before the small bridge. That is Ben Vorlich completely covered in snow, in April. Ardvorlich House can just be seen in the trees.

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Ben Vorlich from Loch Earn image

The image below is from just over the small bridge, looking at the road leading up to Ben Vorlich. The white notice on the tree gives information on this trail, by the estate.

Make sure and use this road as the other road, just west, is a private road for Ardvorlich House.

Ben Vorlich trail from Loch Earn image

The Map below shows the route from the south side of Loch Earn to Ben Vorlich. Most hikers hike straight out over Ben Vorlich to Stuc a'Chroin, then skirt around Ben Vorlich on the way back, following a faint path.

The 2,404ft Ben Our and 2,247ft Creagah an Lochain can be hiked from the same car parking.

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 them.

Glasgow to Lochearnhead Road Map . Hill Walking Map . Ben Vorlich Photo Tour to Top .

Lochearnhead Photo Tour .

Stuc a'Chroin Map image
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