Loch Earn - Ben Vorlich, Stuc a'Chroin & neighbours

Viewed from the south, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are prominant landmarks, seen rising above the Braes O'Doune windfarm. These two high peaks, along with their neighbours indicate the start of the Southern Highlands.

Main route summary


This route heads in along good tracks and paths from Loch Earn to the north and can easily be extended to include the quieter Corbett peaks of Beinn Each and Meall nan Fearna.

Ben Vorlich is ascended without any difficulties, however Stuc a'Chroin may require some scrambling if connecting with Ben Vorlich via Bealach an Dubh Choirein.


Munros Ben Vorlich (985m, Munro 165)
Stuc a'Chroin (975m, Munro 180)
 
Corbetts Beinn Each* (813m)
Meall na Fearna* (809m)
  *see 'Alternative routes' below
 
Ascent 1190m (3900ft)
Distance       14km (9m)
Time walking : 5:30hr*
running : 1:50hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Ardvorlich
(grid ref : NN633232)

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stroll long day
Scenery
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Meanings  Ben Vorlich : 'hill of the bay'
Stuc a'Chroin : 'peak of the sheepfold'
Beinn Each : 'horse hill'
Meall na Fearna : 'alder hill'




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