Once atop this the going becomes a little easier and the corrie is now below; the path swings left a little to permit views of Loch Tay before climbing the final slopes. Its near neighbour Stob Binnein is often regarded as its twin, but this more retiring summit is actually the finer of the two peaks, a graceful cone above its supporting ridges.Terrain:Very steep ascent and descent for almost all the walk. The massive twin mountains of Ben More and Stob Binnein dominate the skylines of the Southern Highlands and at over 3800ft each they are second only in this region to Ben Lawers. The slopes are very boggy at first, but soon a path forms alongside the stream. Ben More dominates Crianlarich and the road east, an enormous green pyramid offering no obvious easy approaches; the ascent is unrelenting. It was quite boggy and couldn’t see where I was putting my feet at times, very sore on the knees. Stob Binnein is relatively straight forward, simply head south from the summit of Ben More then from the Bealach walk SSE to the summit. To the N Stob Binnein joins Ben More at Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn giving an access route from Ben More, Benmore Glen to the N and Inverlochlarig Glen to the S. SSE of the Stob Binnein summit is a minor top, Stob Coire an Lochain (1068m), to the E of which is a broad Bealach from where ridges run NE and SE. Go through the gate and take the stepped path to begin the ascent of the steep slope ahead. Very steep ascent and descent for almost all the walk. Winds extremely strong. Pronunciation – Byn More & Stop Biny-an Ben More (big hill) and Stob Binnein (hill of the anvil) are the two massive mountains you see on the left, just before Crianlarich. So, DH, his two brothers (both disturbingly fit) and I… The path keeps left of the ill-defined lower section of the Sloc Curraidh, a corrie high on Ben More. Stob Binnein is often climbed in conjunction with Ben More by means of the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn. The walk from there to the summit of Stob Binnein was excellent. They are the 16th and 18th highest Munros, and respectable heights at that! It is frequently climbed together with Stob Binnein. Regardless, we headed off bright and early to bag Munros four and… Cruach Ardrain . After descending, follow the Benmore Burn for a ways before arriving back at the starting point. Follow the track down the glen; it eventually reaches the gate where the track was left earlier; pass through to return down the zigzags and eventually the A85 and the start of the walk. Stob Binnein, with Ben More beyond, from the southern top Stob Coire an Lochain (1068m) On our first trip to Scotland since our breakdown in Glen Lochy and ignominious return to Manchester in the back of a recovery truck, we parked our shiny new MacTickie Mobile in the car park at Inverlochlarig and tramped straight up the steep, grassy slopes of Stob Invercarnaig. The huge conical mass of Ben More, seen as you approach from the east along the A85, looks formidable and daunting, especially if you can actually see the summit which more often than not is shrouded what appears to be its very own resident cloud. A little scrambling on the (long) descent from Ben More towards Stob Binnein and a very peaceful but steep and slippery walk back down from the bealach into Ben More Glen. Beyond the bealach the ascent up to Stob Binnein begins. Approaching the summit was pretty gnarly as it was blowing hard and pretty steep but great overall. It’s like climbing a set of never ending stairs. It is a wonderful viewpoint, from the fine form of Ben Lui in the west, round a great ark of the mountains of the southern Highlands to Ben Lawers above Loch Tay. Find more information about the trail up Ben More. Really nice climb up to Ben More, while wet and windy the trail was great. Ben More and Stob Binnein is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Crianlarich, Stirling, Scotland that features a river and is rated as difficult. Glen was very impressive. From the bealach a cairned path heads across the slopes below Ben More; however this path leads above some very steep rocky ground and is not the route of descent. Take caution when hiking on the mountain since it can get cold and windy near the top. The panoramic view and particularly the south view from the summit (video) over Loch Lomond and The Trossachs is stunning. Its near neighbour Stob Binnein is often regarded as its twin, but this more retiring summit is actually the finer of the two peaks, a graceful cone above its supporting ridges. Higher up the ridges are broad with one avoidable scramble on Ben More. It is the highest of the hills around Crianlarich. Stob Binnein 7 day weather forecast including weather warnings, temperature, rain, wind, visibility, humidity and UV The alternative is to head directly downhill to the west from the bealach. Further down the slopes are grassier though the path is a little eroded, and the Bealach Eadar da-Bheinn (the pass between the two hills) is reached at 862 metres, marked by an enormous boulder. Please let us know by clicking here. Upland birds, eg. Descriptive titles. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Description Road running left to right at foot of mountain in foreground, small copse beside, mountains beyond, bright but cloudy sky. Ben More (Crianlarich) Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Ben More (Crianlarich) is: A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sun afternoonFreeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sat morning, min -5°C on Sun night)Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WNW on Sat afternoon, moderate winds from the W by Mon night). Felt like a survival mission coming down. My brother Paul and I were staying at the nearby Portnellan Lodges so had an early start. using a map and compass. Not only is it less than a year since my last LJ post but this one isn' one of the three peaks. There are four major dips in the route, with the last of these - the haul up Stob Binnein from the head of Benmore Glen - demanding all the strength that is left in your … Its near neighbour Stob Binnein is often regarded as its twin, but this more retiring summit is actually the finer of the two peaks, a graceful cone above its supporting ridges. For a challenging but rewarding day out in the Crianlarich Hills, tackle the mighty Ben More and its equally lofty sister, Stob Binnein. Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. Ben More (big hill, 1174m) and Stob Binnein (either peak or anvil, 1165m) are two imposing mountains to the east of Crianlarich village (Scotland) - they are the 15th and 17th highest Munros. Well worth the hike up for beautiful views. The summit of Ben More is marked by a large cairn and at 1174 metres there are no higher mountains in Britain anywhere further south. With it only being a 6 mile loop you start to ascend from the off. Ben More from Stob Binnien. Ben More and Stob Binnein. Ben More Farm, A85. The route down from Ben More is rocky at first, with one short wall requiring a move of scrambling - though this can be avoided by diverting a little to the left. Ben More and Stob Binnein is a 9.8 kilometer loop trail located near Crianlarich, Stirling, Scotland that features a river and is rated as difficult. Steep and boggy for much of the way but no real technical skills required. At 1165 metres it may be slightly lower than Ben More, but Stob Binnein is the finer and more elegant peak. These twins are giants of the Southern Highlands - go … Ben More and Stob Binnein. Cruach Ardrain to Beinn Tulaichean Circular Walk, Ben Lui, Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig, An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin Circular Walk, The West Highland Rover Circular: Crianlarich to Loch an Dubh-lochain, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Climbed it yesterday in life threatening conditions Description Tree-lined river at foot of mountains in foreground, mountains beyond, bright but cloudy sky. It is separated from Stob Binnein 3,822ft (1,165 m) by the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn, meaning " col between two hills". Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate The ascent is unrelenting and the height of the slope was much foreshortened when seen from below, but the climb isn't quite as steep as its formidable reputation amongst walkers, and the views back are superb. The track winds to and fro uphill, passing under the pylons, to reach a gate at 300m. The Stob Binnein Ben More SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) has many rare upland plant communities. They are a very formidable pairing, throwing down some of the most notoriously big and steep slopes in the Highlands. 6 hours - 7.5 miles Ben More and Stob Binnein are located just off the A85 and I would recommend parking at Ben More Farm. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin from Stob Binnein. steep climb to Ben more , then easy way down and up to stob bennein. The walk begins from the A85 just east of Ben More farm. Needless to say, when we left on Saturday morning neither of us had high hopes for the walk. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Ben More (Beinn Mhòr - "Great Mountain"). Ben More (1174m) Stob Binnein (1165m) The weather leading up to this walk was horrible, beyond regular Scottish horrible to sideways rain, thunder and lightning. You can easily pick out the summits of Ben Vorlich, Stuc a’Chroin, Ben Ledi and Ben Cruachan. ptarmigan, red grouse, breeding waders, skylark, buzzard, golden eagle and mammals like red deer, mountain hare are all present and often visible when hiking. Ben More and Stob (Ben A'an) Binnein, view from slope of Meall a' Churain (Chuirn), over Glen Dochart. Unless you are undertaking a traverse, you should descend back down the north ridge to the bealach once more. There are no special difficulties and the small, flat summit of Stob Binnein should be reached without incident. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Ben More and Stob (Ben A'an) Binnein from above Innishewan, Glen Dochart. Followed by a further 300m to Stob Binnein after a steep descent in to Bealach-eadar-dha Bheinn (Bealach between the mountains) will test physical stamina to the full. Collection Robert Moyes … Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Ben More is steep but the path is really good, very well maintained. Last time, we parked at the little car park with the ‘Ben More Car Park’ sign. Apart from Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail, no other pair of close-by peaks can match the height and symmetry of 1,174m/3,852ft Ben More and 1165m/3,822ft Stob Binnein, connected by … The high corrie of the Sloc Curraidh has a very steep headwall and can be a dangerous trap in bad weather, or more especially in winter or spring when it is prone to avalanche - there have been fatalities. Ben Lomond. One option for the return walk is to retrace the outward route over Ben More - more ascent, but with the benefit of the path. It is just possible to park carefully just off the road along here; alternatively there is a large layby half a mile further east at the west end of Loch Iubhair. Ben More dominates Crianlarich and the road east, an enormous green pyramid offering no obvious easy approaches; the ascent is unrelenting. A relentless climb up this monster of a hill from Ben More Farm. Descriptive titles. There is a trig point a short distance beyond the cairn atop a rocky outcrop and this looks south to the elegant peak of Stob Binnein - the next destination for the walk. Have you found an error or is any information wrong or missing? Does your firm want to sponsor this route. I check forecasts, look out the window in the morning, and that is me, yes or no. Stob Binnein (1,165m) Usually walked with the neighbour, Ben More, this Munro is reached after a fairly easy going ridge, or hill pass between the two mountains. It forms a twin-peak with Ben More 3,852ft (1,174 m), from which it is separated by the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn, meaning pass between two hills. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. Thick snow,couldn’t see any obvious path,blizzard conditions at summit-brilliant, Very steep and icy at the top but absolutely gorgeous. From the bealach the zig-zag path to the summit of Stob Binnein is clear. Ben More and Stob Binnein. Although only 7 ½ miles, 1300m of ascent made up of 1000m continuous ascent from the A85 to Ben More summit does not provide much of a respite to acquire your 2 nd wind. It was pretty nice hike , just a bit muddy on the way down. The descend and final climb to top of Ben More was tough. The descent between the two peaks is considerable, but there is a clear path. Stob Binnein’s summit is 1165 metres high and therefore just slightly lower than Ben More. A novelty! Only our party of 3 on it. There is no higher hill in the UK to the south of Ben More. It was suggested the best way would be to head back over Ben More and ascend that way, however I didn’t fancy that as it’s a monster of a hill and steep on all sides. Steep with little reprieve! if walking on a wet day it could be very marshy! From Glen Dochart, Ben More shows its impressive bulk well but Stob Binnein is hidden. Descended as per route, down to the bealach and headed WSW along the side of Stob Binnien into the glen. Trail 100 - Ben More and Stob Binnein is an expert Hiking Tour: 10.5 km and takes 05:08 h. View this route or plan your own! Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. After that an easier climb to summit of Stob Binnein. Ben More and Stob Binnein So as any of you who have read my reports regularly are probably aware, I am a bit of a last minute walker. The munros are a part Stob Binnein from trig point on Ben More ( 1,174m, 3,852ft ) (Beinn Mhòr - "Great Mountain" ) Ben Nevis from Ben More. Stob Binnein’s Height: 1165m Summit Grid Reference: NN 434 227 Translation: Peak Start Point: From Benmore (north) or Inverlochlarig Farm (south) With a height of 1165m, Stob Binnein is one of the highest Munros’ south of Strath Tay. There are pathless sections with boggy ground, and some dangerous terrain if the route is lost. At this point there is no path, I followed some sheep tracks and some well trodden grass. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Stob Binnein is a mountain in the southern Highlands of Scotland, near Crianlarich. We reached the summit of Ben More … Continue the ascentto reach the steepest section of the climb, gaining the rocky shoulder of Cuidhe Chrom. It is the highest of the so-called Crianlarich Hills to the south-east of the village, and there is no higher land in the British Isles south of Ben More. This fantastic hike offers great views of the surrounding region. It is the highest peak in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Stob Binnein is most ­usually climbed with its partner, Ben More, from the A85 roadside near Crianlarich. The climb up Stob Binnein was a lot easier and quite pleasant on the knees coming down....that is until you branch off to the left between the 2 hills and follow the map down. Look out for a low wooden sign beside the A85 marked 'Ben More'; this indicates a small path which inelegantly crosses the ditch to join a track just above the farm; turn left up this. Again the path is clear and it zig-zags slightly to ease the long climb. Ben More and Stob Binnein are a matched pair, suggestive grassy cones separated by a high cleavage-like bealach. As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.There are 103 user reports for this walk - click to read them. The view south takes in much of the Trossachs seen over a foreground of Stob Binnein's south ridge. Stob Binnein is joined to its slightly higher twin Ben More and seldom thought of on its … This descends on the left side of the stream all the way down to the glen and is boggy and slightly eroded in places. From about 800 metres there is a drystone dyke along the ridge round the north side of the corrie, and the path keeps just to the left of this (note that on the OS 1:25 000 maps the dyke is erroneously marked as a stream). The Munros Ben More (1174 m / 3851 ft) and Stob Binnein (1165 m / 3822 ft) lie close to Crianlarich and are easily accessible from A85. Click for details, Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. Many argue it’s a more picturesque peak and certainly the views of the summit as you climb upwards, as … For the return home, the easiest way is to back track to the bealach (GR 433236), then drop down west into the valley and follow the Benmore Burn back to the farm. Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 4,327 ft Route type Loop Hiking Nature trips Walking Running River Views Wildlife Snow Great hike, a relentless climb to the top of Ben More. However, I have some spare time and thought I would maybe try to write short accounts of all the 3000+feet mountains. Once down in the glen head northwards downstream to reach the end of a track. Summary:Ben More dominates Crianlarich and the road east, an enormous green pyramid offering no obvious easy approaches; the ascent is unrelenting. This ridge too carries a path, this one leading to Inverlochlarig in the glen above Balquhidder - a long distance from the start by road. 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