Ben More (big hill, 1174m) and Stob Binnein (either peak or anvil, 1165m) are two imposing mountains to the east of Crianlarich village (Scotland) - they are the 15th and 17th highest Munros. My brother Paul and I were staying at the nearby Portnellan Lodges so had an early start. From the bealach the zig-zag path to the summit of Stob Binnein is clear. The walk begins from the A85 just east of Ben More farm. Please let us know by clicking here. Climbed it yesterday in life threatening conditions It is the highest of the hills around Crianlarich. Apart from Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail, no other pair of close-by peaks can match the height and symmetry of 1,174m/3,852ft Ben More and 1165m/3,822ft Stob Binnein, connected by … Thick snow,couldn’t see any obvious path,blizzard conditions at summit-brilliant, Very steep and icy at the top but absolutely gorgeous. It’s like climbing a set of never ending stairs. Great hike, a relentless climb to the top of Ben More. Once down in the glen head northwards downstream to reach the end of a track. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. The massive twin mountains of Ben More and Stob Binnein dominate the skylines of the Southern Highlands and at over 3800ft each they are second only in this region to Ben Lawers. Well worth the hike up for beautiful views. Again the path is clear and it zig-zags slightly to ease the long climb. It forms a twin-peak with Ben More 3,852ft (1,174 m), from which it is separated by the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn, meaning pass between two hills. The route down from Ben More is rocky at first, with one short wall requiring a move of scrambling - though this can be avoided by diverting a little to the left. A little scrambling on the (long) descent from Ben More towards Stob Binnein and a very peaceful but steep and slippery walk back down from the bealach into Ben More Glen. Look out for a low wooden sign beside the A85 marked 'Ben More'; this indicates a small path which inelegantly crosses the ditch to join a track just above the farm; turn left up this. Unless you are undertaking a traverse, you should descend back down the north ridge to the bealach once more. Very steep ascent and descent for almost all the walk. Find more information about the trail up Ben More. At 1165 metres it may be slightly lower than Ben More, but Stob Binnein is the finer and more elegant peak. They are the 16th and 18th highest Munros, and respectable heights at that! Continue the ascentto reach the steepest section of the climb, gaining the rocky shoulder of Cuidhe Chrom. Its near neighbour Stob Binnein is often regarded as its twin, but this more retiring summit is actually the finer of the two peaks, a graceful cone above its supporting ridges.Terrain:Very steep ascent and descent for almost all the walk. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Ben More and Stob Binnein So as any of you who have read my reports regularly are probably aware, I am a bit of a last minute walker. if walking on a wet day it could be very marshy! Last time, we parked at the little car park with the ‘Ben More Car Park’ sign. We reached the summit of Ben More … Does your firm want to sponsor this route. It is frequently climbed together with Stob Binnein. The huge conical mass of Ben More, seen as you approach from the east along the A85, looks formidable and daunting, especially if you can actually see the summit which more often than not is shrouded what appears to be its very own resident cloud. Steep and boggy for much of the way but no real technical skills required. Ben More and Stob Binnein are a matched pair, suggestive grassy cones separated by a high cleavage-like bealach. The view south takes in much of the Trossachs seen over a foreground of Stob Binnein's south ridge. Ben More (Beinn Mhòr - "Great Mountain"). It is the highest peak in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Ben More and Stob (Ben A'an) Binnein from above Innishewan, Glen Dochart. It was quite boggy and couldn’t see where I was putting my feet at times, very sore on the knees. The descent between the two peaks is considerable, but there is a clear path. Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. ptarmigan, red grouse, breeding waders, skylark, buzzard, golden eagle and mammals like red deer, mountain hare are all present and often visible when hiking. They are a very formidable pairing, throwing down some of the most notoriously big and steep slopes in the Highlands. Stob Binnein from trig point on Ben More ( 1,174m, 3,852ft ) (Beinn Mhòr - "Great Mountain" ) Ben Nevis from Ben More. Follow the track down the glen; it eventually reaches the gate where the track was left earlier; pass through to return down the zigzags and eventually the A85 and the start of the walk. There are four major dips in the route, with the last of these - the haul up Stob Binnein from the head of Benmore Glen - demanding all the strength that is left in your … Beyond the bealach the ascent up to Stob Binnein begins. Ben More (Crianlarich) Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Ben More (Crianlarich) is: A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sun afternoonFreeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sat morning, min -5°C on Sun night)Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WNW on Sat afternoon, moderate winds from the W by Mon night). Further down the slopes are grassier though the path is a little eroded, and the Bealach Eadar da-Bheinn (the pass between the two hills) is reached at 862 metres, marked by an enormous boulder. This descends on the left side of the stream all the way down to the glen and is boggy and slightly eroded in places. The descend and final climb to top of Ben More was tough. However, I have some spare time and thought I would maybe try to write short accounts of all the 3000+feet mountains. Take caution when hiking on the mountain since it can get cold and windy near the top. At this point there is no path, I followed some sheep tracks and some well trodden grass. Upland birds, eg. With it only being a 6 mile loop you start to ascend from the off. The summit of Ben More is marked by a large cairn and at 1174 metres there are no higher mountains in Britain anywhere further south. Cruach Ardrain . It is separated from Stob Binnein 3,822ft (1,165 m) by the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn, meaning " col between two hills". Open start point in Google Maps for directions. The track winds to and fro uphill, passing under the pylons, to reach a gate at 300m. Go through the gate and take the stepped path to begin the ascent of the steep slope ahead. Followed by a further 300m to Stob Binnein after a steep descent in to Bealach-eadar-dha Bheinn (Bealach between the mountains) will test physical stamina to the full. To the N Stob Binnein joins Ben More at Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn giving an access route from Ben More, Benmore Glen to the N and Inverlochlarig Glen to the S. SSE of the Stob Binnein summit is a minor top, Stob Coire an Lochain (1068m), to the E of which is a broad Bealach from where ridges run NE and SE. The Stob Binnein Ben More SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) has many rare upland plant communities. Ben More and Stob Binnein is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Crianlarich, Stirling, Scotland that features a river and is rated as difficult. You can easily pick out the summits of Ben Vorlich, Stuc a’Chroin, Ben Ledi and Ben Cruachan. Cruach Ardrain to Beinn Tulaichean Circular Walk, Ben Lui, Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig, An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin Circular Walk, The West Highland Rover Circular: Crianlarich to Loch an Dubh-lochain, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. A novelty! The walk from there to the summit of Stob Binnein was excellent. For a challenging but rewarding day out in the Crianlarich Hills, tackle the mighty Ben More and its equally lofty sister, Stob Binnein. Ben More and Stob Binnein. It is the highest of the so-called Crianlarich Hills to the south-east of the village, and there is no higher land in the British Isles south of Ben More. It was pretty nice hike , just a bit muddy on the way down. Description Road running left to right at foot of mountain in foreground, small copse beside, mountains beyond, bright but cloudy sky. After that an easier climb to summit of Stob Binnein. Really nice climb up to Ben More, while wet and windy the trail was great. There is a trig point a short distance beyond the cairn atop a rocky outcrop and this looks south to the elegant peak of Stob Binnein - the next destination for the walk. Ben More (1174m) Stob Binnein (1165m) The weather leading up to this walk was horrible, beyond regular Scottish horrible to sideways rain, thunder and lightning. Needless to say, when we left on Saturday morning neither of us had high hopes for the walk. Although only 7 ½ miles, 1300m of ascent made up of 1000m continuous ascent from the A85 to Ben More summit does not provide much of a respite to acquire your 2 nd wind. Steep with little reprieve! Many argue it’s a more picturesque peak and certainly the views of the summit as you climb upwards, as … Ben More and Stob Binnein. Ben More is steep but the path is really good, very well maintained. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Trail 100 - Ben More and Stob Binnein is an expert Hiking Tour: 10.5 km and takes 05:08 h. View this route or plan your own! Descriptive titles. Ben More and Stob Binnein. Stob Binnein’s summit is 1165 metres high and therefore just slightly lower than Ben More. There are pathless sections with boggy ground, and some dangerous terrain if the route is lost. Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. Scotland is under national lockdown. Stob Binnein is joined to its slightly higher twin Ben More and seldom thought of on its … For the return home, the easiest way is to back track to the bealach (GR 433236), then drop down west into the valley and follow the Benmore Burn back to the farm. Felt like a survival mission coming down. There are no special difficulties and the small, flat summit of Stob Binnein should be reached without incident. There is no higher hill in the UK to the south of Ben More. Once atop this the going becomes a little easier and the corrie is now below; the path swings left a little to permit views of Loch Tay before climbing the final slopes. The ascent is unrelenting and the height of the slope was much foreshortened when seen from below, but the climb isn't quite as steep as its formidable reputation amongst walkers, and the views back are superb. From the bealach a cairned path heads across the slopes below Ben More; however this path leads above some very steep rocky ground and is not the route of descent. Stob Binnein’s Height: 1165m Summit Grid Reference: NN 434 227 Translation: Peak Start Point: From Benmore (north) or Inverlochlarig Farm (south) With a height of 1165m, Stob Binnein is one of the highest Munros’ south of Strath Tay. Stob Binnein is often climbed in conjunction with Ben More by means of the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn. Higher up the ridges are broad with one avoidable scramble on Ben More. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate ; the ascent of the hills around Crianlarich boggy for much of the three peaks More.! 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