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A Soggy Ben Vorlich & Stuc a' Chroin

A Soggy Ben Vorlich & Stuc a' Chroin


Postby Jokester » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:48 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 21/08/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 15.34 km

Ascent: 1171m

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The weather forecast seemed to be the best of a bad lot for this weekend in August, would have been ideal if the cloud level was a bit higher. As it was the summit of Ben Vorlich was in the clouds. I was able to get parked just round from the gate leading to the track up to the hill, but otherwise the road was busy with camper vans and cars with people camping and fishing in Loch Earn.

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I would recommend the scramble on the face to be honest, this side route is steep and loose gravel underfoot.

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ImageIMG_0020 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

There's a bit of a new path forming that skirts round the side that removes a requirement to re-trace your steps over the top of Ben Vorlich back to the car. It was very swampy in places!
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Re: A Soggy Ben Vorlich & Stuc a' Chroin

Postby rockhopper » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:18 pm

Good to see it cleared for you higher up - have been up Ben Vorlich a couple of times in winter but didn't add Stuc a'Chroin on from that side - maybe should add it to the lengthening to do list :roll: - cheers :)
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