Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin Hike
Where: Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin at
Loch Earn in central Scotland
When: April 2013
Height: Ben Vorlich 3,231ft . Stuc a'Chroin
Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are situated
on the south side of Loch Earn by
Lochearnhead village, 14 miles north of
miles north of the city of Glasgow.
The image below is from the village of
Lochearnhead looking over Loch Earn to Ben
Vorlich in the distance.
The route to the mountains is to take the
road marked South Loch Earn Road, about half
of a mile south of Lochearnhead. It is 3
miles from the start of South Loch Earn Road
to the car parking by Ardvorlich House, on
the banks of Loch Earn. This is a single lane
road with many passing places.
Lochearnhead Road Map . Large Image
The image below is of the car parking by
Ardvorlich House, 3 miles from the start of
this road by Lochearnhead. Note the small
bridge here, that is where the hiking trail
begins. There is a lot of parking along this
stretch of road, either side of the
The image below is from the car parking,
just before the small bridge. That is Ben
Vorlich completely covered in snow, in April.
Ardvorlich House can just be seen in the
The image below is from just over the
small bridge, looking at the road leading up
to Ben Vorlich. The white notice on the tree
gives information on this trail, by the
Make sure and use this road as the other
road, just west, is a private road for
The Map below shows the route from the
south side of Loch Earn to Ben Vorlich. Most
hikers hike straight out over Ben Vorlich to
Stuc a'Chroin, then skirt around Ben Vorlich
on the way back, following a faint path.
The 2,404ft Ben Our and 2,247ft Creagah
an Lochain can be hiked from the same car
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
Lochearnhead Road Map . Hill Walking
Map . Ben Vorlich Photo
Tour to Top .
Photo Tour .