Ben More

Trail (UK) - - SOUTH HIGHLANDS -

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.

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