1 NN414259 Carefully leave the road, joining the footpath onto the mountainside and crossing the stile onto the farm track. This is a sheep farm, so please keep dogs on a lead. Turn left onto the farm track and follow it, zigzagging uphill to a gate at NN419255 and an elevation of about 300m. Leave the farm track here, turning left onto a vague path climbing directly up the side of Ben More. There are paths up this side of the mountain towards the right side of the face, particularly higher up, but it’s quite hard to spot them from below.
2 NN432244 The trig-point-topped summit of Ben More stands at 1174 metres – there are no higher summits south of here in Britain. The views across to Ben Lawers in the north-east and Glen Coe in the north-west are outstanding, along with the inviting ridgeline leading to the elegant peak of Stob Binnein. Leaving the summit, continue on a more defined path heading south down to the col and path junction between Ben More and Stob Binnein
– the col is known as Bealach-eadar dha Bheinn. Continue south up the path along the ridge to the summit of Stob Binnein. In poor visibility be aware of the steep ground to the left (east) of the path. From here turn around and retrace your steps back to the col.
3 NN432235 Turn left here and follow the path carefully along the stream, steeply downhill in a westerly direction across slightly boggy ground to the Benmore Burn in the valley below. Turn right and follow vague paths along the burn to reach the end of the farm track.
4 NN417240 Follow the undulating farm track north back to the gate where you left the track on the ascent of Ben More.
Go through the gate and follow the track downhill and back to the start.
Stob Binnein from Ben More summit.