Ben Vorlich Route 6
Take on some scrambling in the easily accessed Trossachs
S tanding proud on the south-east fringe of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the twin Munros of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin serve as symbolic gateposts to the Highlands. Clearly – and enticingly - visible from much of central Scotland, their distinctive sharp-peaked profile suggests great things. It’s a promise that these fine hills really live up to. They may be among the most accessible of Scotland’s 3,000-footers, but despite their welldeserved popularity Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin still harbour areas of surprising isolation. Approaches from the south and east are long, boggy and indirect, so start instead at the shore of scenic Loch Earn in the north, from where Ben Vorlich is quickly won. But don’t be fooled by the easy access: the classic round of the two peaks still treads some exciting ground, with a hint of scrambling in summer and more than a whiff of mountaineering under snow and ice.
Loch Earn from the path up Glen Vorlich.