Ben More and Stob Binnein Hike

Where: Ben More and Stob Binnein from Crianlarich in central Scotland
Height: 3,851ft, 1,174m Ben More . 3,822ft, 1,165m Stob Binnein

Ben More is situated 2 miles east of Crianlarich village, 52 miles north of Glasgow, next to the A85 road.

There is a Trail to the top, but a long way up.

The image below is from the Crianlarich Hotel in the centre of Crianlarich looking east to Ben More. Large Image.

Glasgow to Crianlarich Road Map

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The image below is of the Crianlarich Hotel from the railway viaduct. The hotel is ideally situated for hiking a number of Munro's.

Crianlarich Hotel image

The image below is heading east out of Crianlarich on the A85 road marked for Stirling and Perth. That is Ben More, the high pointy one, easy to find in clear weather.

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Just over 2 miles east of Crianlarich, on the A85, is a large car park on the left. This is the main car park for the Ben More hike. You have to walk back about half of a mile to Benmore Farm to pick up the trail onto Ben More.

Ben More car park image

The image below is from about half way between the car park and Benmore Farm giving the best view of Ben More. About 50 yards before the farm, you will see a wooden sign marked Ben More. From the sign, cross the burn via a small bridge, then make your way up the old farm road that leads onto the mountain, as seen on the map below.

Many hikers park by the roadside close to the Ben More sign at the farm to save the half mile walk from the car park.

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The Map below shows the route onto Ben More and Stob Binnein. Most hikers go up Ben More, head south to Stob Binnein, then return down the valley between Ben More and Stob Binein onto the old farm road. The route down the valley is a bit soggy, so some hikers go back over Ben More.

The low point between the two mountains is about a 1,000ft / 305m below the summits.

The East side of Ben More is dangerous, so avoid going near that side.

You can also take in Stob Coire an Lochan, and Meall na Dige, that are sub peaks of Stob Binnein.

You can also hike across the whole range to the hiking car park at Loch Doine. That is a good hike if you get dropped off and picked up, or use two cars. It is about 27 miles to drive from Crianlarich round to the hiking car park at Loch Doine. Road Map.

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.

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Crianlarich Photo Tour

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The image below is of the parking area at Loch Doine. The style here leads straight onto the the south side of the Ben More range. The road to the left leads to Beinn Tulachean and Cruach Ardrain.

Loch Doine parking image