Crianlarich Hills

Crianlarich Hills from Strathfillan
DatesCostGradeAvailability
22nd – 24th July£179DemandingSpaces

The Crianlarich Hills are home to some fantastic walking with rugged slopes, rocky summits and fine ridges. Ben More and Stobinnein are seen from all over the highlands as well as the central belt. They are an impressive pair of summits and some of the highest in the southern highlands. We will spend three days climbing all 7 Munros in the Crianlarich hills.

Ben More & Stobinnein

We will climb these from the south near Inverlochlarig. It’s still as steep start and usually a little quieter than the northern approach. After the steep start there is the stunning southern ridge of Stobinnein with some minor tops along the way. Then a big descent to the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn and a steep walk up Ben More. The views from these two hills are incredible on a good day. Returning to the Beallach we then descend open slopes to the south and down into Inverlochlarig Glen. A good track takes us back to the start.

An Caisteal, Beinn a’Chroin & Beinn Chabhair

This time we approach from the Crianlarich side of these hills to explore three wonderful Munros. A good track starts us off before we make our own way up the flanks of An Caisteal to its rocky summit. Crags are a feature of these hills as we weave between them down to the Bealach Buidhe. More rocky ground awaits as we head for Beinn a’Chroin and its summit. We will return to the bealach and head west down more pathless terrain to reach a low col at 619m. A steady climb brings us slowly up to the top of Beinn Chabhair. The knobly northwest ridge takes us down to Meall nan Tarmachan from where we head straight down grassy slopes. We pick up a hydro track that will lead us back down to Derrydaroch.

Cruach Ardrain & Tulaichean

We will take the classic route up from Glen Falloch towards these hills as the views are the most rewarding. It’s a bit boggy in places and the undulating approach to Cruach Ardrain is well worth it. The path improves and so do the view as you get closer to Cruach Ardrain. Depedning on the weather at this point heading out ot climb Beinn Tualaichean first gives options for alternative descents. Back up onto the lovley summit of Cruach Ardrain and the views along Strathfillan. It’s possibly to take in the Munro top Stob Garbh on the way down in good weather or to retrace the route up.

DaySummitsDistance & AscentTime
1Ben More
Stobinnein
15km & 1450m7-9 hrs
2An Caisteal
Beinn a’Chroin
Beinn Chabhair
17km & 1450m7-10 hrs
3Cruach Ardrain
Beinn Tulaichean
17km & 1400m6-8 hrs

If you are interested in booking on to this guided walk then please check out my booking information and get in touch!