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Ben Vorlich Hike

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The 3,093ft / 943m Ben Vorlich mountain is situated on the west side of Loch Lomond by Inveruglas Visitor Centre, 4 miles north of Tarbet, 44 miles northwest of Glasgow.

This is a Fairly Steep Hike averaging 3 hours up and 2 back down, the Visitor Centre Car Park is about 30 feet above Sea Level, with a good Trail all the way.

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The image top is of the Inveruglas Visitor Centre Car Park, cost £3 per day in 2021, pay by Coins. That is Ben Vorlich with the Hydro Pipes going up it. Going up that way is said to be Horrendous.

The Way to the Ben Vorlich Main Trail is to follow the Roadside Path along past the Hydro Eclectic Power Station towards a Railway Bridge.

Go up the Hill Road under the Railway Bridge with the Hill Road taking you round the back of Ben Vorlich to Loch Sloy Dam, about 1 mile steady uphill.

Just before the Dam, you will see a Man Made Path leading up to the Summit of Ben Vorlich, think this path was laid around 2015?

The start of the Path is about 600ft above Sea Level, so about 2,400ft / 730m of fairly steep Hiking to the Summit.

On the Path up Ben Vorlich, you get great views over to Loch Sloy Dam. Large Image

Above the Man Made Path, it is a fairly good Trail all the way to the Summit, up then over to a Pinnacle.

The Pinnacle is the Steepest Section, steep but safe.

Once above the Pinnacle, you will see two other Pinnacles, the Trail goes round both of these. I am sure you could Scramble over both if looking for a tougher Hike.

Once round the two Pinnacles, you reach the Summit section, a short steep final Hike.

The Summit has 3 Tops, the one in the Middle is the Highest.

Back Down is the Same Trail, you get great views down to Loch Sloy Dam. Large Image

You also get great views across to Ben Vane and the Arrochar Mountains. Large Image

Some People Hike the 3,005ft / 916m Ben Vane on the same day, but it is 2,300ft / 700m back up to that Mountain Summit, making it about 5,300ft / 1,615m of Steep Hiking in the one day.

The Click on Map below shows the Tourist Trails in Blue, Brown Rougher Trails, and Red a Bit Dangerous.

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.

Some people are now trying out OS Phone Apps that can help.


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