Ben More, Stob Binnein

Summary for Ben More, Stob Binnein

Ben More, Stob Binnein is a route in “The Crianlarich” region / range which is located in the Loch Lomond to Loch Tay area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:02 am
Sunset 6:04 pm
10 hours 1 minutes(s) daylight
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A big ascent of two of the Southern Highlands giants

DistanceAscentTime
10 km/ 6.21 miles1310 m/ 4297.9 ft6 hours +
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The route traversing Ben More & Stob Binnein is a classic outing over two very fine summits which are the 2 highest peaks to the south of Strath Tay.

Start from Benmore farm approximately 3km east of Crainlarich crossing a style marked with a sign giving acess to a bulldosed track on the lower section of the hills. Head up the zigzaging track, once above the zigzags head up the north western shoulder which is a long unrelenting climb and there is no well defined route but higher up a dry-stone dyke is a useful guide. Head onto the summit point marked with a trig point then head down the broad southern ridge down to Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn (col between Ben More &Stob Binnein) where the north ridge of Stob Binnein gives easy acess to summit.

To descend retrace your route back to Bealach-eadar-dha Bein and then head down on the west to reach Benmore Glen where a track can be joined to return to the farm.

Route points for Ben More, Stob Binnein

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN4136258895° E0.25 (0.25)Start from Ben More Farm. There's a sign on the main road indicating the start of the path
NN41612584178° S0.17 (0.42)Continue up bulldosed track which zig-zags up the lower hillside
NN41812570196° SSW0.19 (0.61)After the zigzags leave the track onto steep grassy slopes
NN4175255349° NE0.38 (0.99)Head up the ever steepening grassy slopes of the Ben More's north western shoulder
NN42282507124° SE1.12 (2.11)Pass a few small crags before the summit. Then descend the south ridge
NN43192441180° S0.48 (2.59)The summit Ben More - 1174 ( metres)
NN43162393174° S0.35 (2.94)Descend the southern ridge of Ben More on to the wide col called Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn
NN43182358167° SSE0.32 (3.26)From here continue up to next summit .And return to this col. Then head down from here on the west.
NN43312269350° N0.57 (3.83)The summit Stob Binnein - 1165 ( metres)
NN43242327347° NNW0.32 (4.15)Head back to the col between Ben More & Stob Binnein and descend on the west
NN42282392336° NNW1.2 (5.35)Descend steeply west straight down into Benmore Glen
NN41852504342° NNW0.19 (5.54)Follow alongside Benmore Burn to reach a track
NN4175255316° NNE0.19 (5.73)Continue along the track down to Glen Dochart & the Farm
NN41612584275° W0.25 (5.98)Retrun to the Road
Munros covered on Ben More, Stob Binnein
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
16 1174 Ben More Great mountain / Big hill Ben More
18 1165 Stob Binnein Conical peak Stobinyan