Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chlèibh

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Ben Lui is regarded as one of the grandest and most elegant mountains in the Southern Highlands, with a magnificent appearance when seen up the Cononish Glen from Dalrigh. The shortest route to it is from Glen Lochy, enabling easy inclusion of its less impressive neighbour Beinn a'Chlèibh.


It is necessary to cross the River Lochy near the start of the walk - there is no bridge and it usually requires a wade and would be impassable in spate. There are some very boggy sections in the forest, and the lower slopes are wet, pathless and grassy, eventually giving way to steeper rocky terrain.

Public Transport

Regular buses pass along the A85 en route to Oban.


Car park off A85 in Glen Lochy. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

North-west of Beinn a'Chleibh-Ben Lui ridge: Beinn Dubhchraig Scottish Natural Heritage: no stalking issues.
South and east of these hills: Glenfalloch Estate. Stalking between late Aug and 20 Oct. If further information is needed, please phone 01301 704229 or e-mail

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