Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig

Summary for Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig

Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig is a route in “The Tyndrum” 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 4:35 am
Sunset 10:06 pm
17 hours 30 minutes(s) daylight
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Two of Ben Laoigh's Satellites

DistanceAscentTime
10 km/ 6.21 miles1200 m/ 3937.01 ft7 hours plus
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Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig are a couple of Ben Lui's (Beinn Laoigh) satellites situated on the south of Tyndrum & west of Crainlarich and together form the eastern extension of the range.

Start from Strath Fillan on the north west by a path up Coille Coire Chuilc & Allt Coire Dubhchraig then up steep grassy slopes to reach the summit point. From here head around down to Bealach between Ben Oss and Ben Dubhchraig where you can climb Ben Oss's north eastern ridge. To descend return back to Bealach between Ben Oss and Ben Dubhchraig where you have to climb again onto the north end of Beinn Dubhchraig by a tiny lochan. From here head down grassy slopes back down via Allt Coire Dubhchraig & Coille Coire Chuilc back to the start.

On a clear day there will be good views on the south down Loch Lomond right down to Ben Lomond, on the south west the Crainlarich Hills and on the south west the most isolated munro in the southern highlands Beinne Bhuidhe.

Route points for Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN34302911152° SSE0.33 (0.33)From the Car Park in Dalrigh tack southern path towards River Fillan
NN34442882243° WSW0.6 (0.93)Cross over the bridge
NN33562850209° SSW0.08 (1.01)Cross the bridge and follow track to Glen Auchreoch
NN33232829232° SW1.95 (2.96)Cross a footbride and follow path though a pine wooded area crossing a couple of styles
NN31252659233° SW0.54 (3.5)Continue on path along the west side of Allt Coire Dubhchraig
NN30562587154° SSE0.47 (3.97)Head along broad grassy ridge onto summit of Beinn Dubhchraig
NN307254310° NW0.67 (4.64)The summit Beinn Dubhchraig - 978 ( metres)
NN30252589274° W0.74 (5.38)Pass tiny lochans dropping down to Bealach between Ben Oss and Ben Dubhchraig
NN29512598270° W0.19 (5.57)From Bealach between Ben Oss and Ben Dubhchraig Head up north western ridge
NN29182591231° SW0.27 (5.84)Climb along north western ridge onto sumit of Ben Oss and return back
NN287253356° N0.19 (6.03)The summit Ben Oss - 1029 ( metres)
NN2874255325° NNE0.21 (6.24)Head back along the north western ridge
NN2896257651° NE0.27 (6.51)Descend back to Bealach between Ben Oss and Ben Dubhchraig
NN2951259894° E0.74 (7.25)From Bealach between Ben Oss and Ben Dubhchraig climb onto north western end of Beinn Dubhchraig
NN3025258925° NNE0.3 (7.55)From the north west of Beinn Dubhchraig marked with a tiny lochan decend the north western slopes
NN3080262853° NE0.54 (8.09)Rejoin path and head back by way of approach
Munros covered on Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
101 1029 Ben Oss Hill of the loch-outlet Ben Oss
175 978 Beinn Dubhchraig Hill of the black crag Beinn doo-craig