Where: Ben Vorlich, by Inveruglas at
Loch Lomond in central Scotland
When: April 2013
Height: 3,093ft, 943m
The 3,093ft Ben Vorlich is situated on
the west side of Loch Lomond by Inveruglas
Visitor Centre, 4 miles north of Tarbet, 38
miles northwest of the city of Glasgow.
The image below is from the Inveruglas
Visitor Centre at Loch Lomond looking at
the east side od Ben Vorlich. This is the
main car park for the hikes to the Munro's
named Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich.
This is one way to the top of Ben
Vorlich, straight up then over to the right
to the summit.
The main route is to follow the hill
road up and round to Loch Sloy Dam, then up
the west side of Ben Vorlich. Large
Inveruglas Road Map
The image below is from Inveruglas
Visitor Centre looking at the Hydro Power
Station and the 2,785ft A'Chrois.
The main hiking route to Ben Vorlich
from this car park is to follow the good
roadside path past the power station, south
towards A'Chrois. About half of a mile
south, you will see the hill road lead to
the right, up under a railway bridge. That
hill road leads 2 miles up to Loch Sloy
The hiking route onto Ben Vorlich is
just before the dam.
The image below is from about 1 mile up
the Loch Sloy Dam road where it passes
through part of the power station.
Just past this part of the power
station, the road winds its way round Ben
Vorlich to the right. On the left as you
walk round, as seen in the image below, you
will see the 2,785ft A'Chrois, the 3,316ft
Beinn Ime well out in the centre, and the
3,005ft Ben Vane.
The image below is of Loch Sloy Dam. The
3,005ft Ben Vane is the one on the left
here, and the 3,093 Ben Vorlich on the
The hiking route up Ben Vorlich is
between here and the dam. There is a small
cairn along here on the right side of the
road where most people start the climb, but
you can start climbing anywhere from here
as there are no trails on this
The image below shows the main route up
Ben Vorlich. just before Loch Sloy Dam.
Once you reach the top here, you get the
first view of the summit that sits high
above Loch Sloy.
The Map below shows the route from
Inveruglas Visitor Centre car park to Ben
You can also hike Ben Vane from here:
Ben Vane Page.
The closest hotel for this hike is the
Hotel about 4 miles south.
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.
Photo Tour to the Top
Tarbet Photo Tour