Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh Hike

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Where: Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh from by Tyndrum in central Scotland
When: April 2013
Weather: Sunny
Height: 3,707ft Ben Lui . 3,005ft Beinn a'Chleibh
Distance: ?

Ben Lui is situated 7 miles southwest of Tyndrum village, 62 miles northwest of Glasgow, next to the A85 road.

The image below is from the Glen Lochy car park, 7 miles southwest of Tyndrum village, next to the A85 road.

This is the shortest route onto Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh, but is a bit tricky due to having to cross a river, a railway, then up through a forest trail.

Glasgow to Tyndrum Village Road Map .

Glen Lochy Car Park image

The image below is of Ben Lui from the entrance to the Glen Lochy car park. Beinn a'Chleibh is to the right in this image, you can just see the north side of Beinn a'Chleibh in this shot.

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Ben Lui from Glen Lochy

The image below is of Beinn a'Chleibh from the entrance of the Glen Lochy car park. Ben Lui is just to the left in this image. This image shows the trees are being cleared in 2013, so the path up through the plantation should be easier to follow for a few years.

The main Hiking route here is to leave the bottom of the car park, cross the River Lochy by stepping stones, or wading, cross the railway under the bridge if possible, or over the railway, as most hikers do knowing they are not supposed to, then make your way up the forest path onto the mountains, as seen in the map below.

You can buy waterproof boot covers that are like bin liners with soles on them. Alternatively, two heavy duty bin liners are normally enough to help get across shallow rivers or burns, and do not take up much room in the pack.

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Beinn a'Chleibh from Glen Lochy Car Park image

About 1 mile north of the Glen Lochy car park is a layby at the 2,283ft Beinn Dubh mountain. There is no forest to go through to get onto Beinn Dubh.

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Beinn-Dubh by Glen Lochy image

The image below is of the car park at Dalrigh, 1 mile east of Tyndrum village next to the A82. This is a less adventurous route onto Ben Lui, but is a 3 to 4 mile hike or bike along a farm road to the side of Ben Lui.

This route is best if there has been a lot of rain, as the River Lochy may be un-crossable at the Glen Lochy car park.

This car park is the main car park for the 3,375ft Ben Oss and 3,208ft Beinn Dubhchraig. That is Beinn Dubhchraig you can see covered in snow.

Dalrigh mountain car park image

The Map below shows the routes onto Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh. Doing the four 3,000ft plus mountains here in one day would be tough going. Getting dropped off at Glen Lochy and picked up at Dalrigh would make it easier. Using two cars is an option.

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.

Glasgow to Tyndrum Village Road Map . Hill Walking Map . Tyndrum Photo Tour .

Ben Lui Photo Tour to the Top from Glen Lochy . Ben Lui Photo Tour to the top from Dalrigh .

Ben Lui Map image
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