Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean

Summary for Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean

Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean 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 route between two seperate points

Sunrise 8:43 am
Sunset 4:13 pm
7 hours 29 minutes(s) daylight
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11 km/ 6.84 miles1010 m/ 3313.65 ft5 hours plus
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Thiis route takes us over the 2 munros Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean walking from Crianlarich to Inverlochlarig. The 2 hills form a north - south ridge running between Crianlarich and Inverlochlarig with Cruach Ardrain sitting around the middle. To the south Beinn Tulaichean is connected by a broad grassy ridge which drops to a col at 810m.

The descent into the Hamlet of Inverlochlarig which is 6 miles south east of Crianlarich and is believed to be the place where Rob Roy MacGregor died in 1734.

Finish is 9.4 km south-east of start point

Route points for Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN3671237986° E0.2 (0.2)Start from gate at E end of layby on A82
NN36912379148° SSE0.49 (0.69)a bridge crosses just west of sharp 90 degree bend in the river.
NN37152336133° SE0.66 (1.35)Head along the south west bank of the River Falloch
NN3761228976° ENE0.93 (2.28)Follow the tree line upto start of ridge
NN38522307114° ESE0.81 (3.09)Leave treelin an ascend to Grey Height
NN39252271147° SSE0.82 (3.91)Along Cruach Ardrain's long northwest ridge marked with a cairn (Grey Height)
NN39722168130° SE0.58 (4.49)814m high point on the northwest ridge (Meall Dhamh)
NN40152129110° ESE0.29 (4.78)Continue along the ridge upto twin cairned summit
NN4074211460° ENE0.23 (5.01)Cairn which isn't the true top; To the north-east across a dip is the true summit
NN409212240° WSW0.23 (5.24)The summit Cruach Ardrain - 1046 ( metres)
NN40652093141° SE0.82 (6.06)Contine along south ridge of Cruach Ardrain
NN41142028144° SE0.34 (6.4)from grassy col between Beinn Tulaichean and Cruach Ardrain ascend upto summit
NN416196167° SSE0.55 (6.95)The summit Beinn Tulaichean - 946 ( metres)
NN41741911106° ESE1.91 (8.86)descend on rought ground the south-east ridge of Beinn Tulaichean
NN43551849114° ESE0.27 (9.13)Follow the path down & throught the hamlet Inverlochlarig
NN44441845174° S9.37 (18.5)Finish the walk
Munros covered on Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
87 1046 Cruach Ardrain Stack of the high region Kroo-ach ardrain
220 946 Beinn Tulaichean Hill of the hillocks Byn too-leach-an