An Caisteal & Beinn a Chroin Hike

Where: An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin from just south of Crianlarich in central Scotland
When: April 2013
Weather: Sunny
Height: 3,264ft, 995m An Caisteal . 3,090ft, 942m Beinn a Chroin
Distance: ?

An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin are situated just over 1 mile south of Crianlarich village, 50 miles north of Glasgow, next to the A82 road.

The image below is of the large car park for the hike to An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin next to the A82, just over 1 mile south of Crianlarich. This is a large car park that can hold many cars. The highest mountain in this image is 3,851ft Ben More north by Crianlarich.

Glasgow to Crianlarich Road Map

An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin car park image

The image below is from the car park looking across a small field to the bridge under the railway line. Many hikers comment on this field being boggy.

The mountain seen below is the 2,679ft Meall Dhmah. An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin are to the right in the image below.

An Caisteal hiking road image

The image below is of An Caisteal Mountain by Crianlarich from the car park. The closest mountain is the 2,236ft Sron Gharbh with An Caisteal in the distance behind to the right.

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An Caisteal Mountain by Cianlarich image

The Map below shows the main route onto An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin by going under the railway bridge, up the old farm road so far, over Sron Gharbh, on to An Caisteal, round to Beinn a'Chroin, then down off Beinn a'Chroin to the old farm road back to the car park..

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.

Crianlarich Map . Hill Walking Map

An Caisteal Photo Tour to the Top

Crianlarich Photo Tour

An Caisteal Map image

The image below is of the Crianlarich Hotel from the railway viaduct, just over one mile north of the hiking car park. The hotel is ideally situated for hiking a number of Munro's.

Beinglas Farm Campsite is situated about 5 miles south of the An Caisteal car park, and the Drovers Inn is situated a few hundred yards south of the Campsite. Beinglas Farm Map.

Crianlarich Hotel image