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, 1,130m Ben Lui . 3,005ft,
916m, Beinn a'Chleibh
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Tyndrum Photo Tour
Ben Lui Photo
Tour to the Top from Glen Lochy
Ben Lui Photo
Tour to the top from Dalrigh