Ben Vane

Summary for Ben Vane

Ben Vane is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Loch Lomond to Loch Tay as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Arrochar Alps )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
915 metres / 3002 feetNN277098Ben VaneMiddle hill
LocationAccess
Loch Lomond to Loch TayInveruglas, tel: 01301 704210
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Ben Vane is munro situated in the southern Highlands. It is one of the Arrochar Alps and stands slightly separate from the other mountains of the group being connected on its western side to the neighbouring Beinn Ìme by a low col at 492 metres.

Ben Vane itself just qualifies as a Munro reaching a height of 915 metres (3002 feet) and is characterised by steep and rugged slopes which fall away to the Inveruglas Water to the east and the Allt Coiregroigan to the south, to the north the descent is more undulating going over the subsidiary top of Beinn Dubh before falling to the valley at the north end of Loch Sloy.

Dense forestry cloak the mountain on it’s lower southern slope in Allt Coiregroigan. The direct route up the mountain starts from the car park at grid reference NN322098 opposite the Loch Sloy power station on the banks of Loch Lomond and follows the private tarmac road by the Inveruglas Water up to the Loch Sloy hydro dam for two kilometres before striking steeply up the mountains eastern ridge. Initially there is some boggy ground and some crags to avoid higher up but the top is easily reached after a few false summits on the way.

Ben Vane can also be climbed in conjunction with some of the other Arrochar Alps especially Beinn Ìme and Beinn Narnain. The summit of the mountain is a small plateau crowned by a cairn.

The highlights of the view from the top of Ben Vane are Ben Vorlich and Loch Sloy to the north east and the rest of the Arrochar Alps to the south west, A'Chrois looks especially fine across the deep valley of Allt Coiregrogain. The vista to Lochs Arklet and Katrine to the east is are very good.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Ben Vane is Sixty-Nine

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