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Ben Cruachan

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Ben Cruachan is a very popular mountain, the highest summit of a grand range of sharp peaks between Loch Awe and Loch Etive, prominent in many distant views. Beneath the central corrie there is a huge underground hydro-electric power station.

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Region: Argyll

Altitude: 1126 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh circuit

Other routes and challenges

Ben Cruachan is almost invariably climbed by the route given above, though some walkers omit Stob Diamh and return the same way. Stob Dearg - also known as the Taynuilt Peak - is a very shapely summit and is well worth climbing. Including the Corbett Beinn a' Bhuiridh involves a steep and rocky ascent from the Lairig Torran.

The super fit and very experienced can attempt to extend the route to take in Beinn a'Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich, though the descent and reascent into the Lairig Noe is on tricky terrain.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Tyndrum and Dalmally Hotels

Tyndrum and Dalmally B&B

Tyndrum and Dalmally cottages

Argyll Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Ben Cruachan

There are 3967 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Cruachan. They have contributed 102 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  20/01/2011  22 M1
  04/03/2012  13 M2
  26/05/2012  12 M2
  17/03/2012  9 M2
  11/07/2014  8 M2
  28/06/2014  8 M6
  24/10/2016  6 M2
  17/10/2015  6 M4
  22/09/2012  6 M2
  11/08/2012  6 M2
  25/04/2012  6 M2
  21/02/2015  5 M2
  17/01/2015  5 M2
  30/05/2014  5 M1
  24/05/2014  5 M4
  24/03/2014  5 M1
  24/11/2013  5 M2
  26/05/2013  5 M3C1
  04/06/2012  5 M2
  26/02/2016  4 M2
  19/04/2014  4 M2
  05/05/2012  4 M2
  20/06/2011  4 M2
  22/10/2016  3 M4
  09/08/2014  3 M10
  02/08/2014  3 M2
  08/04/2014  3 M1
  24/09/2012  3 M2
  18/08/2012  3 M2
  05/05/2012  3 M2
  22/11/2011  3 M1
  14/05/2010  3 M2
  19/06/2016  2 M1
  25/07/2015  2 M2
  08/05/2015  2 M2
  16/12/2014  2 M2
  29/06/2014  2 M2C1
  10/08/2012  2 M2C1
  05/07/2012  2 M2
  14/04/2012  2 M2
  14/04/2012  2 M2C1
  24/03/2012  2 M2
  22/03/2012  2 M2
  18/09/2011  2 M2C1
  23/10/2016  1 M2C1
  18/09/2015  1 M4
  10/04/2015  1 M4
  25/08/2013  1 M1
  20/07/2013  1 M2C1
  05/05/2012  1 M2
  14/03/2012  1 M2
  15/09/2011  1 M2
  05/09/2011  1 M2
  06/11/2010  1 M4
  12/07/1977  1 M2
  14/09/2016  0 M2
  13/08/2016  0 M2
  16/06/2016  0 M2
  03/06/2016  0 M4
  08/10/2015  0 M2
  19/09/2015  0 M2
  13/09/2014  0 M2
  09/08/2014  0 M2
  07/07/2014  0 M2
  30/06/2014  0 M2
  09/09/2013  0 M2
  01/07/2013  0 M3
  23/06/2013  0 M2
  11/11/2012  0 M2
  15/09/2012  0 M2
  03/06/2012  0 M2
  22/05/2012  0 M2
  03/02/2012  0 M2
  01/11/2011  0 M2
  04/09/2011  0 M2
  29/07/2011  0 M2
  19/07/2011  0 M2
  16/07/2011  0 M2
  02/07/2011  0 M2
  04/06/2011  0 M2
  21/04/2011  0 M2
  26/02/2011  0 M2
  14/11/2010  0 M2
  16/10/2010  0 M1
  16/10/2010  0 M2
  26/09/2010  0 M2
  20/09/2010  0 M2
  19/09/2010  0 M2
  12/09/2010  0 M1
  12/08/2010  0 M1
  22/07/2010  0 M2
  26/06/2010  0 M2
  19/06/2010  0 M1
  30/05/2010  0 M2
  30/05/2010  0 M2
  02/05/2010  0 M2
  03/04/2010  0 M1
  06/03/2010  0 M2
  02/03/2010  0 M2
  31/01/2010  0 M1
  22/11/2009  0 M2
  18/07/2009  0 M2

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