Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

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Ben Cruachan is one of the finest Munros in the southern Highlands, with jagged peaks and fine rocky ridges as well as stunning views. The ridge walk to Stob Dàimh (misspelt Diamh on some OS maps) makes for a classic circuit around the Cruachan reservoir.


Steep and rocky paths with a little very easy scrambling. The descent can be boggy in the final sections.

Public Transport

Train to Falls of Cruachan station (summer only), or bus service to Ben Cruachan power station visitor centre.


Parking by the Falls of Cruachan railway station. 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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