Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

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Ben Challum is not a distinguished peak when seen from the A82, as to this side it shows only sprawling grassy slopes. From the Glen Lochay side its fine peak is more prominent. The ascent is usually made from Kirkton Farm, with boggy lower slopes but a fine final ridge connecting the two summits.


Faint path up fairly easy angled hillside; very boggy for much of the way. Some of the stiles are awkward!

Public Transport

Citylink buses pass along the nearby A82 between Fort William and Glasgow.


Layby on A82 just north of Kirkton Farm turning. Open start point in Google Maps for 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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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