Ben Vor­lich Route 6

Take on some scram­bling in the eas­ily ac­cessed Trossachs

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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.

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