This summer ascent of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin was a contrast to the earlier story. It was in the summer, with a larger "Easy Walking" group, and we climbed them in reverse order walking up from Edinample, east of the usual starting point at Ardvorlich. A bridge destroyed in floods 2 years earlier will soon be repaired, but in the meantime access to Ardvorlich is blocked from the west.
The weather improved during the day and we took our time, but it was still quite an effort.
- I’ll remember most the final climb of Ben Vorlich from the bealach
- The best bit was the views on the way down Ben Vorlich, as the sun came out
- The worst bit was wading across the Burn of Ample
- The funniest bit was meeting the pigs at Glenample
- Three words of warning: bridges, midges, slippages:
- make sure to cross the Ample Burn at the first bridge – there isn’t another one!
- remember to take something to protect you from the midges
- and take care on the slippery track up Stuc a Chroin from the bealach, and down again!
< Back to Perthshire page with links to other stories
|Location||Start from Ardvorlich, south side of Loch Earn, Perthshire, Scotland story from Edinample, just to the west|
|Date walked||July 2006|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Requires a reasonably good level of fitness and strong footwear|
|Distance||17 km (10.5 miles)|
|Height climbed||1200m (3940 ft)|
|Time taken||7 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||OS Landranger 1:50,000 maps No 51? Loch Tay, and 57 - Stirling (the route crosses from one map to the other)|
|Walk source info||Previous climb - details in guidebooks to the Munros|
|Getting there||By car from Dundee, about 1 hr 30 mins Easily accessed from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Edinburgh areas|
|Places to stay||Lochearnhead, St Fillans, Comrie|