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Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side


Postby David Lyall » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:18 pm

Munros included on this walk: Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 13/03/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 975m

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3rd time lucky I had twice attempted this hill with other groups but for different reasons never quite made it to the summit. First time was from Ben Each 2nd time was after climbing Ben Vorlich, this time it was from the Callander side.

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From the Main street in Callander take the road marked Braklinn Falls and follow the single track road for 4-5 K until you can go no further you should be at the gates to Braeleng Farm.
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Start of walk at Braeleny
A party of six from the Lang Craigs set of through the farm following the snow covered track until it reaches Keltie water,
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Keltie water on our return
two of our party did not like the look of the crossing and went for an alternate walk, the rest managed to cross and keep dry , it was a different story on the way back when the water was considerably higher due to snow melt and our stepping stones were gone. We followed the track to what looks like a bothy at Arivurichardich, rear of this we managed to find the path leading us gently up on to the shoulder of Meall Odhar and onwards to Stuc a’ chroin.
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Ian and Gary nr the top
It was a good day with clear views, under foot was a bit slippy with the snow being a bit soft, the wind picked up when we were on the top which meant we did not stay long, it was good to get to the top at last and look over towards Ben Vorlich and Ben Each.
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Myself Gary and Aln at the top, Ben Vorlich behind
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Postby Milesy » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:04 pm

Good stuff! I like to walk the original SMC route starting from Bracklin Falls. The ford was never replaced though so crossing the river is pretty hard but its a enjoyable wee extra to the walk I think :)
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Postby Nicla » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:08 pm

I did this same walk on Wednesday there, really enjoyed it, except from the boots and socks off wade through the water! ooh that was refreshing. Got about 5 minutes clear view at the top before the cloud came over.
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Postby monty » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:11 am

Nice report David.
I done this one from this side in november 2008. I had intended to do this one from Ben Vorlich a couple of years before but the weather was to bad at the top of Ben Vorlich.

I actually opened the gate and drove up to the farm :lol: :lol: I parked on the grass near the farm and the farmer came out to see what I was doing. I don't think he was too happy but he didn't say much. (this was my fourth munro or thereabouts and I realise now I should not have driven up to the farm) :shock:

There was no snow around and the burn was easy to cross without getting wet. I also had cold weather trousers on and when I got to the top it was about 10 degrees and I was cooking :lol: :lol: :lol:

It looks quite steep in the snow 8)
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Summit of Stuc a Chhroin November 2008
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Postby mountain coward » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:56 am

Yeah it does look steep in that photo of you guys plodding up near the top - where you say 'a nice gentle slope'...

If I'm going to have to wade a river, I don't really mind on the way back from a walk - wouldn't fancy it on the way out though... from the photo, I can't see how you managed to get across that torrent dryshod?!
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Postby Milesy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:46 am

monty wrote:I actually opened the gate and drove up to the farm


Last summer I had just came off Ben Lui and some neds had driven their "souped up" car right up the farmers track to the end of the road to the foot of the hill! I dont know where they thought they were going - maybe they thought they had took the Oban road :lol: :shock: :lol:
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Postby monty » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:09 pm

It wisnae me :shock: Honest :lol: :lol:
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Postby David Lyall » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:42 pm

Thanks for all the comments :D
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin from Callander side

Postby collinsrob » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:00 am

Just as an update there is a dam up a new track which is passable with hand rails and also 2 further brand new bridges before the dam. The damage is probably the easiest to pick up the footpath. No more wading through rivers!
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