Ben Vorlich Hike

Where: Ben Vorlich, by Inveruglas at Loch Lomond in central Scotland
When: April 2013
Weather: Sunny
Height: 3,093ft, 943m
Distance: ?

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 Image

Glasgow to Inveruglas Road Map

Ben Vorlich east side image

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 Dam.

The hiking route onto Ben Vorlich is just before the dam.

A'Chrois from Inveruglas image

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.

A'Chrois Beinn Ime and ben Vane image

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 right.

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 mountain.

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Loch Sloy Dam image

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.

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Ben Vorlich west side image

The Map below shows the route from Inveruglas Visitor Centre car park to Ben Vorlich.

You can also hike Ben Vane from here: Ben Vane Page.

The closest hotel for this hike is the inexpensive Tarbet 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.

Hill Walking Map

Ben Vorlich Photo Tour to the Top

Tarbet Photo Tour

Ben Vorlich Map image