Ben Cruachan and the Kinglass peaksThe Dalmally Horseshoe above Loch Awe is a stunning ridge of peaks with a particularly fine aspect when viewed from the north. It contains the two Munros of Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh along with other peaks including Taynuillt Peak and the rough Corbett Beinn a'Bhuiridh. The nearby Kinglass Munro pair of Beinn a'Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich are softer in comparison, but offer fine panoramas on clear days.
Main route summary
Having a fairly isolated position, the long distant views from Ben Cruachan are superb, particularly over to Mull and northwards to Etive and Lochaber. It does help to have a bike at Loch Awe, by St Conan's Kirk for the last 3km back to your car.
Beinn Eunaich (989m, Munro 156)|
Beinn a'Chochuill (980m, Munro 172)
Stob Diamh (998m, Munro 141)
Ben Cruachan (1126m, Munro 31)
Beinn a'Bhuiridh* (897m, Corbett 26)|
*See 'Alternative Routes' below
walk : 8:45hr*, run : 3:45hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
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|Meanings||Ben Cruachan : 'heaped hill'
Stob Diamh : 'peak of the stag'
Beinn Eunaich : 'fowling hill'
Beinn a'Chochuill : 'hill of the cowl'
Beinn a'Bhuiridh : 'hill of the table'
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