Description Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin are neighbours and are among the first Munros to be seen by visitors heading N as they can be seen from the A9 S of Stirling. It’s a steep descent but no where near as bad as the ascent! Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Decision set to go for it, the scramble was on. Ben Vorlich’s Height: 985m & 975m Summit Grid Reference: NN 629 189 & NN 617 174 Translation: Hill of the Bay & Mountain of Danger Start Point: Car Park in Ardvorlich at the Southern Shore of Loch Earn Both Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin, belong to the easily accessible Scottish mountains from Stirling, Glagow and Edinburgh and have always been popular among hill walkers. My plan was to include Stuc a’Chroin on the walk as well but my friend didn’t seem too keen on the crags. Ben Vorlich & Stùc a' Chroin is a 8.3 mile loop trail located near Lochearnhead, Stirling, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The others being Ben Chonzie and Ben Vorlich. A clear well-maintained path to the summit of Ben Vorlich, from where the link to Stuc a' Chroin is on rougher ground. With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. Followed the path, a little boggy at times so we had to find a drier route around. All 4 of us powered our way to the top! I knew there was a path up through them and there was nothing too technical involved. The path was clearly outlined (for most parts) so it was simple enough to follow. I mean we just basically recreated what we were told was a Sly Stallone classic before walking through ground which could summon up some swamp monster any second. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Instead of the usual rolling hills and mountains, it was white clouds with only Munro summits poking out through the white sheet. Spirits were high knowing that Ben Vorlich was a steady enough climb and all pathed (see previous post) however, would these spirits continue towards the cruel mistress which was Stuc A Chroin (translated to Peak of Harm or Danger). Reunited with the original planned route home. These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. Spirits and morale started to take a little dip by this point as I think we were all kind of wishing for it to be over by this point. Stuc a’Chroin is located just behind Ben Vorlich and requires you to climb Vorlich first. The photos are below for a wee gander if you fancy it and the August competition is still live for subscribers. Ben Vorlich itself gave its summit and its views reasonably well! Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. Now I’ve never seen Cliffhanger, Stuart has never seen Cliffhanger, Ailsa has never seen Cliffhanger. That’s all for another adventure. We walked down towards … Ben Vorlich (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Mhùrlaig) is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. A hegy csúcsán át húzódik Perth és Kinross és Stirling megye határa, ugyanakkor a Loch Lomond és Trossachs Nemzeti Park területén található. The pair provide an excellent day out, with fine views to the Ben Lawers range to the north. The full walk around the side of Ben Vorlich was just one long continuous ongoing bog! < Back to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin summary page < Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin 1st story < Back to Scotland page with links to other walks < Back to Crieff and Strathearn intro page. As long as you continue heading North, you’ll notice the path fade in and out. ( Log Out / As you make your way further up, there are parts that are more like steep, muddy stairs which makes it easier but no less daunting if you look down. Ben Vorlich itself gave its summit and its views reasonably well! Got our photos and a well earned rest, then it was time to head back down. Stuc a’Chroin from Ben Vorlich. However, once on it, we could see the aggressive prickly side of Stuc a’Chroin to the South West. I can finally say I’ve done all the Crieff and Loch Earn Munros! To descend from Stuc a’Chroin, follow the path down to the gully where you made the ascent. We enjoyed our time at the top of what was possibly one of the toughest climbs I had experienced so far. Ben Vorlich (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Mhùrlaig) is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. Glen Lednock Circular Walk > The Knock > Easy walking again The highest one is the more Northern one, and that’s where you can finally claim Stuc a’Chroin! It curves round and starts taking you down to the bealach. < Back to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin summary page < Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin 1st story < Back to Scotland page with links to other walks < Back to Crieff and Strathearn intro page. this time accompanied by Stuart (@therugbyfoodie), Geo (@geos_munro_bagging_adventures) and Ailsa (@ailsawylie), was an effort to say the least. The Contour Collection - Stuc a'Chroin & Ben Vorlich Print Like so many people during the lockdown, I turned to the great outdoors to escape from all the madness! It lies to the south of Ben Vorlich, which is itself bounded to the north by Loch Earn, and to the west by Loch Lubnaig. A Stùc a' Chroin északi oldala sokkal sziklásabb, és meredekebb, mint az északkeleti szomszédjáé, hagyományos módon mégis innen, a Ben Vorlich csúcsán keresztül közelítik meg. Both of which, I’ve already done. From there, it’s plain sailing back down to Loch Earn and your car. We kept just looking for previous boot prints in the mud. Well in our typical fashion we still managed to mess it up and get lost! Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin hike August 14, 2018 admin United Kingdom This is an easy hike that starts by Loch Earn in the southern part of the Highlands and takes you to two munros – Ben Vorlich (985m) & Stùc a’ Chroin (975m). We did debate whether to continue at this point. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. If tackled head-on the northeast buttress of Stuc a' Chroin gives some good scrambling on which it's possible to vary your line and the difficulty (from grade 1 to rather harder than that). While slightly lower, Stuc can be a difficult peak with scrambling and a significantly rockier nature. Route on to Stuc a'Chroin involves steep, rocky terrain with some slight scrambling, whilst the return crosses boggy, eroded ground. You’ll remember from the misadventures of Beinn Each and Ben Vorlich that we never made it as far as Stuc a’Chroin. Ben Vorlich & Stuc A’ Chroin. Ben Vorlich and her neighbour Stuc a 'Chroin stand on the southern edge of the Highlands and the easiest way to access them is from the southern shore of Loch Earn. But their is an easy enough path to fallow all the way to the bealach. Glen Lednock Circular Walk > The Knock > Easy walking again We were all good to begin with. Strictly between me and you. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It can be tackled on its own but it is certainly worth allocating time to visit its near neighbour Stuc a' Chroin (975m). It was an interesting start to say the least. A few leaps and jumps had us praying we wouldn’t be climbing back up the mess on the return leg. Nice and simple right? Instead of repeating myself, the directions to these Munros can be found in the Ben Vorlich post. I remember that day clearly, as only a few days later I drove down to Stranraer to get the ferry over the Irish Sea to get married! Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) , Stuc a'Chroin Time taken: 6 hours Distance: 13.5 km Ascent: 1145m Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 3,700 ft Route type Loop Creagan nan Gabhar. Much more than meets the eye on this monstrosity. So lets just say, we absolutely smashed it out the park! As I said, it sounded door, but it was still a fun filled climb with some great people. I was getting my legs swallowed up to my shins at point (Geo’s hips) and it just never ended. As I said previously, I’m delighted to finally have Stuc a’Chroin in the bag. We had long steep drops off narrow ledges, tight grips to hold onto and on a few occassions had to even hang an arm to physically pull one another up the rocks to the next part of the climb. Wet sodden feet, but another Munro in the bag, what an adventure! Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with steep, rocky ground.Terrain:Straightforward hillwalking to Ben Vorlich. My plan was to include Stuc a’Chroin on the walk as well but my friend didn’t seem too keen on the crags. To reach the Ben Vorlich at Loch Earn, follow the A84 from Callander. Living in Scotland, I started climbing Munros and the map contours inspired me to start 'The Contour Collection'. Ben Vorlich and her neighbour Stuc a 'Chroin stand on the southern edge of the Highlands and the easiest way to access them is from the southern shore of Loch Earn. The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m so you can easily bag them both in one outing. However, with Geo’s Cliffhanger knowledge and our perseverance we eventually made it to the top. We had to trudge through soaking, sodden ground the full way back to the path. Repeating Ben Vorlich to bag Stuc A Chroin. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with steep, rocky ground. The others being Ben Chonzie and Ben Vorlich. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. I wont spend long discussing Ben Vorlich as you can read about that venture in an earlier post, as I had already completed it this year (my first of 2019 and where my thought of 15 began). Welcome to Alzos Adventures! Once the terrain becomes a bit easier to walk on, the path fades through the bog. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with rocky ground and scrambling.… Ben Vorlich (984m) is a popular peak due to its easy access and the superb views from the summit. Once the ground levels out, well back to a gradual incline, make your way East (to the left) and you’ll notice two cairns. Once you’ve reached the summit of Ben Vorlich and ready to continue on to Stuc a’Chroin, there’s a faded path to the West. Just how anybody would like to spend their Sunday morning. It was truly a spectacular sight. Once you reach the more level surface, make your way across the bealach and then the fun begins. Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) is: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Sun nightTemperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Sun afternoon, min -4°C on Mon night)Winds decreasing (gales … Living in Scotland, I started climbing Munros and the map contours inspired me to start 'The Contour Collection'. It didn’t look too far off, and we were armed with great weather, and a bit of knowledge about an easy bypass path. Ben Vorlich is a very popular munro in the Southern Highlands. 2020/10/22 Life’s twists and turns can take you to some unusual places and a recent walk of the two Munros, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin, from the shore of Loch Earn, near Lochearnhead, gave me plenty to think about and ponder. But just like the cliff face of Stuc A Chroin we persevered (as if we had a choice, we wanted to get home) and we eventually made it out the far end and back to the solid, dry path leading us back to the car down Ben Vorlich. It’s in this area where the Highlands meet the lowlands and their relative accessibility makes them popular Munros. I’ll just continue the route from the Ben Vorlich summit. Are you searching for your next adventure? I’ll definitely not hand your details to anyone either! Photoshoot number one was done and dusted and we ventured towards peak number 2. Often it is combined with Stuc a'Chroin by those want to tick off as many munros as possible. Ben Vorlich and its sister Stuc a’ Chroin come as a pair and a double Munro ascent is popular, summiting Stuc on the way down. We celebrated at the summit, delighted to have finally got there. If I had tackled it alone it would have been a miserable 7 hours but with this lot I tip my hat to you and say thank you for making it enjoyable in what was, lets say, not ideal conditions. With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. The pair provide an excellent day out, with fine views to the Ben Lawers range to the north. Solid ground at last for the home stretch. and apparently recreating scenes from Cliffhanger..but I’ll come to that later. Personally for myself, I also felt much better having made amends from my first climb and finally bagged Ben Vorlich’s accomplice, Stuc A Chroin. First, you’ll need to navigate over a boulder field, making your way left. Repeating Ben Vorlich to bag Stuc A Chroin. Essentially we had to scramble down a messy complex of boulders. The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m so you can easily bag them both in one outing. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Enter your e-mail address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by e-mail. 16/06/2019. this time accompanied by Stuart (@therugbyfoodie), Geo (@geos_munro_bagging_adventures) and Ailsa (@ailsawylie), was an effort to say the least. Climbing Ben Vorlich from the bealach. Although once we hit our lovely flat part through “the bowl” of the hills things went a little downhill again. However, once on it, we could see the aggressive prickly side of Stuc a’Chroin to the South West. What made this one so special though was the view from the summit. Climbing Ben Vorlich from the bealach. 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. No spam, notifications about new adventures, posts and updates only. Overall, cracker to get in the bag and one of the more exciting climbs I’ve done this year! Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin By Colin Hogarth. We could see the route stretching into the distance looping around the back end of the Munro. Return to Edinample – and a brief mention of the World Cup! Of course with the definition of the Munro lingering and just looking at the narrow ridges and scramble ahead of us it sparked quite the debate “It’s just not worth it eh?” I believe was the original consensus, but in our typical fashion we took the less than sensible option and decided to give it a go regardless. Ben Vorlich / Stuc a'Chroin / Beinn Each 13 October 2015 on #runslessepic Alongside Ben Lomond, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are perhaps the two Munros easiest accessible from the central belt, which makes them very popular. Apart from getting sunburnt and covered in sh*te i managed to climb two munros on a very enjoyable sunday afternoon. Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin By Colin Hogarth. Stùc a' Chroin is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. Get new content delivered directly to your inbox. This walk from the shores of Loch Earn takes in the two munro of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. As soon as our muddy, soaked boots touched it we seemed to all lift ourselves up and hold a solid, comfortable pace all the way to the end. With the sheer incline though, it doesn’t take long to reach the final and more level part of the ascent. “Why is the path around the back getting further away?”. Well this was a boggy yet hilarious venture to say the least. This time Teej, Boab and I did. We did eventually make Stuc A Chroin in the end!
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