Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh Hike
Where: Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh from by
Tyndrum in central Scotland
When: April 2013
Height: 3,707ft Ben Lui . 3,005ft Beinn
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.
Tyndrum Village Road Map .
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.
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
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.
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.
Large 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
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