Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh

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Ben Cruachan is one of the finest Munros in the southern Highlands, its pointed peak towering above its rocky satellites giving great views. The ridge walk to Stob Diamh (an OS mis-spelling of Daimh) makes a great circuit around the Cruachan reservoir.


Steep and rocky paths with a small section of easy scrambling. The descent is a grassy slope which can be boggy in the final sections.

Public Transport

Train (Falls of Cruachan station summer only) and bus service to Ben Cruachan power station visitor centre. Traveline Scotland.


Parking by the Falls of Cruachan railway station. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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