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Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin loop

Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin loop

Postby Jen406 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:37 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stùc a' Chròin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stùc a' Chròin

Date walked: 12/07/2020

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

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A lovely easy walk up to Ben Vorlich followed by a more difficult section to climb Stuc a’Chroin. The first ascent takes a gentle slope for the first hour or so, then really steep and rocky for the second hour, up a path which is very easy to follow (I’d even say impossible to lose). To go on to Stuc a’Chroin is trickier. We couldn’t find the path taking us from the top of Ben Vorlich to the Stuc a’Chroin path. We could see the path in the distance so just made our way across mild boggy slopes.... for the rest of the walk we tried to spot the mystery path but never spotted it. Once we did make it to the path, it was easy enough to follow with one very short very steep section not long before the summit, but there are loads of false summits on the way up! The way back was very boggy and slippy and just awkward to be honest, but we rejoined the path not long after and enjoyed the rest of the descent.

Despite all this, I would 100% recommend adding in the second peak as the last bit of the ascent and the view from the top was incredible.
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