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Circular walk

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 20/12/2020
Distance: 18km
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Benvane

Corbetts: Benvane

Date walked: 24/11/2020

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 9km

Ascent: 590m

Thick fog on the drive up from Stirling.
The skies cleared just before Callander and into the bright early morning sun.
I tried to get up Benvane two years ago, it was not a good day.
After turning left at Balquidder I drove over the Stronvar bridge and then turned left again.
This was the wrong road and by the time I had worked this out it had turned into a narrow and very icy rough forest track.
I was afraid to try and turn the car round in case I slipped of the road / track.
After a very nervous three or so miles of driving I arrived back at Strathyre, rejoined the A84 and went back to Balquidder and made sure I found the correct road to Balimore farm.
I didn't make the top of Benvane that day, got as far as the small lochan halfway up and gave up because of the deep snow.
It just wasn't meant to be.

Anyway, no snow or ice today, just wall to wall sunshine.

ImageGlen Buckie, Balquhidder in the mist by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageStob Binnein left, Ben More right by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageStob Binnein by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageGlen Buckie by robert irvine, on Flickr


Nice walk up, steep bit at the start, then a gentler rise up past the lochan, couple of boggy bits to scoot around and then a final steep bit before the summit.


There is a fence line to follow from about 600m almost right up to the summit.
Sat for a while at the top, it was lovely out of the breeze.
Lovely views north and west.

ImageBenvane summit cairn, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin behind by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageTowards Arrochar, Ben Lomond centre left by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBenvane summit cairn, Crianlarich hills behind by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBen Venue centre, Ben Lomond right by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBen Vorlich, Stuc a Chroin and Beinn Each. Loch Lubnaig below by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageView to Strathyre and beyond by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageGlen Buckie to Balquhidder, Meall Ghaordaidh far left, Tarmachan ridge far right by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageBen Vorlich, Stuc a Chroin and Beinn Each by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageMeall Corranaich, Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageTarmachan ridge by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageStob Binnein and Ben More by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageGlen Buckie, Meall Ghaordaidh right by robert irvine, on Flickr


There was a thick bank of low cloud to the east and southeast.
The tops of the Ochil hills were visible and Dumyat was like an island in the sea.

ImageForth Valley in fog, Dumyat like an island by robert irvine, on Flickr

ImageDumyat close up by robert irvine, on Flickr


Looked across to Ben Ledi, it was a busy summit.

ImageBen Ledi summit crowd by robert irvine, on Flickr

Met a man and his daughter at the summit, along with their two dogs.

Descended by the same route and met another couple almost at the bottom, it was not a busy hill.

Cracking short walk made better by the weather.
Drove back home towards Stirling and back into the cloud.


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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn a'Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair
Date walked: 27/09/2020
Distance: 24.5km
Ascent: 1563m
Comments: 20
Views: 910


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Attachment(s) Grahams: Ben Cleuch
Donalds: Ben Cleuch, Innerdownie, King's Seat Hill, Tarmangie Hill
Date walked: 19/09/2020
Distance: 27km
Ascent: 1400m
Views: 66


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Attachment(s) Grahams: Ben Cleuch
Donalds: Ben Cleuch, Innerdownie, Tarmangie Hill
Date walked: 31/08/2020
Distance: 24km
Ascent: 820m
Views: 63


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Attachment(s) Munros: Slioch
Date walked: 29/08/2020
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 900m
Comments: 1
Views: 290


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Attachment(s) Munros: Sgiath Chuil
Date walked: 29/07/2020
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 755m
Views: 74


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Attachment(s) Munros: Meall Ghaordaidh
Date walked: 21/07/2020
Distance: 9.5km
Ascent: 895m
Views: 87


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Attachment(s) Munros: Meall a'Choire Leith, Meall Corranaich
Date walked: 15/07/2020
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 750m
Views: 79


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Attachment(s) Date walked: 08/07/2020
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 1221m
Views: 168

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