Ben Lui

Ben Lui & neighbouring Munros

Routes to Ben Lui, Ben Oss, Beinn Dubhchraig & Beinn a'Chleibh

Ben Lui is a spectacular mountain with excellent views and due to its shape, is easily identified from other summits. In winter, a cornice establishes itself over the northern coire - Coire Gaothach and the peak is famed for its winter climbing. In the gully below are the remains of an aircraft which crashed into the mountain in 1941.

The surrounding hills are less dramatic, but grass covered slopes make for an enjoyable walk. There is a fine little lochan on the western crest of Beinn Dubhchraig - an excellent place to pause and take in views.

Main route summary

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Good tracks lead in from Tyndrum and Dalrigh (described below) to the north-east and from Glen Falloch to the south-east.

If doing the this route from east to west, the day is finished off with a superb run down through muck, forest and water - you can wash down in the River Lochy at the day's end !

Munros Beinn Dubhchraig (978m, Munro 175)
Ben Oss (1029m, Munro 101)
Ben Lui (1130m, Munro 27)
Beinn a'Chleibh (916m, Munro 280)
Corbetts Beinn Chuirn (880m, Corbett 48)
  * see alternative routes below
Ascent 1700m (5,600ft)
Distance       18.5km (11.5m)
Time walking : 7:30hr*
running : 3:05hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start   Dalrigh on A82
(grid ref : NN343292)
Finish     A85, 9km west of Tyndrum
(grid ref : NN238279)


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Meanings  Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh) : 'calf hill'
Beinn a'Chleibh : 'hill of the creel or chest'
Beinn Dubhchraig : 'hill of the black rock'
Ben Oss : 'hill of the loch outlet or elk hill'
Beinn Chuirn : 'cairn hill'

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