Ben Chonzie via Glen Turret

Summary for Ben Chonzie via Glen Turret

Ben Chonzie via Glen Turret is a route in “The Glen Lednock” 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 8:04 am
Sunset 5:56 pm
9 hours 52 minutes(s) daylight
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15 km/ 9.32 miles670 m/ 2198.16 ft5 hours +
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This route is up Ben Chonzie which is sometimes known as the "most boring" Munro. This approach is the most longer but more scenic from Glen Turret starting from the south end of Loch Turret Reservoir.

Walk along the track on the eastern bank of the loch right to beyond the end and you'll eventually reach the tiny Lochain Uaine which is the sign to ascend steeply up avoiding broken crags. Once over this steep ascent you can follow old fence posts along the north-eastern ridge to reach the summit which is marked with a substantial cairn / shelter. To return descend westerly just to the south of the summit down steep grassy slopes to Glen Turret just between Lochain Uaine & the northern banks of Loch Turret Reservoir. Head back by way of approach.

On a clear day good views on the south-west towards Ben Vorlich & Stuc a' Chroin

Route points for Ben Chonzie via Glen Turret

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN82072649355° N0.22 (0.22)Start from the car park at Glen Turret and follow the path along east side of Loch Turret Reservoir
NN78503100321° NW0.45 (0.67)Pass Lochan Uaine on the left and climb up. The crags above Lochan Uaine are fairly broken.
NN77613116232° SW0.29 (0.96)Continue along the up the featureless summit plateau onto summit
NN77243084226° SW0.76 (1.72)The summit Ben Chonzie - 931 ( metres)
NN7670303088° E1 (2.72)Descend to the east just south of the summit
NN77673033103° ESE0.93 (3.65)Descend steeply back into Glen Turret to rejoin the track
NN79223010109° ESE0.37 (4.02)Head back to rejoin appoach track
NN79862975153° SSE0.19 (4.21)Head back along the track back to start
Munros covered on Ben Chonzie via Glen Turret
Order Height Munrosort icon Meaning Pronunciation
249 931 Ben Chonzie Mossy hill Ben ee hoan