Depending on the weather and group’s interest and abilities, we may take in some light scrambling to (re-)build confidence in our footwork and movement. I remember climbing Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin, its flat-topped, steep sided neighbour in 1996 - a week before I married Mrs Hideous. Ben Vorlich and its sister Stuc a’ Chroin come as a pair and a double Munro ascent is popular, summiting Stuc on the way down. When you reach that, you’ve bagged Ben Vorlich! If extended to Stuc-a-Chroin the walk becomes more demanding and also calls for scrambling skills . For our second training session we decided to tackle Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin, two Munro’s situated just South of Loch Earn Because of work commitments only Jim, Mark and myself could attend but we where joined by Jim’s friend Eddie. With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. Straightforward hillwalking to Ben Vorlich. Finely featured Ben Vorlich and its broader neighbour Stuc a' Chroin dominate the northern skyline when viewed from the Forth valley. Time: 5 hours 45 minutes . Stuc a'Chroin 3,198ft, 975 m Distance: ? Distance: 13 kilometres. Stuc a’ Chroin . Often it is combined with Stuc a'Chroin by those want to tick off as many munros as possible. A little after 10h we began the gentle walk in, passing through the valley and the micro hydro scheme. We had arranged to meet at 08:00hrs on the south shore of Loch Earn and I’m glad to say everybody arrived on time. Wet. A fantastically friendly climb. I imagine in the past this forest was a large area of Scots Pine, Oak, Rowan and Birch but, as with much of Scotland in the past. This has been viewed 11,724 times. Below is our weather report and 5 day forecast for Ben vorlich (perth & kinross). walked Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin on the 29th of June, weather was fine, bright and warm with a light breeze which kept us cool on the tops. Ben Nichols Photography Print. These two high peaks, along with their neighbours indicate the … Ben Vorlich from upper Glen Vorlich. Day meet possibility tomorrow Saturday 7th. That day had arrived, we decided to head for a late start Sunday in the hills, Loch Earn would be perfect. Stùc a' Chroin Weather (Days 0-3): A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri night. To avoid climbing back up Ben Vorlich again we started to traverse around the western side of the mountain to try finding what would be the return route from Stuc a’Chroin. A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Sat morning. The south-west ridge of the two drops down to the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. While driving up to Crianlarich a few weeks earlier, I had toyed with the idea of doing Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin again. Cold. Ben vorlich (perth & kinross) Weather Report. If it’s similar to the weather we got, you’ll see your mate and that’s it. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. Printed by professional Lab printers Loxley Colour in a range of papers and sizes. Our plan was to summit Ben Vorlich, see how we felt, and then continue down off Ben Vorlich’s summit and to then climb Stuc a’Chroin if we were up for it. Ben Vorlich rises high above Loch Earn with spectacular views in good weather. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin . A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed afternoon. Your best starting position for an ascent of Ben Vorlich is by way of the hill path at the rear of Ardvorlich house in Ardvorlich. I guess you could say I did more walking than usual last May. The route is very exposed in places and in bad weather temperatures can be very low, even in summer. Did the scramble up the prow on Stuc a' Chroin … Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Sun night, min -7°C on Fri afternoon). My plan was to include Stuc a’Chroin on the walk as well but my friend didn’t seem too keen on the crags. Follow the drive, passing through the grounds of the big house as directed by signposts. At the summit of Ben Vorlich I took this picture of Stuc a’Chroin. In fact, Vorlich spreads its influence even wider, projecting its pointed summit above the western skyline for much of the A9 through Strathallan. Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the S by Fri night). However, a much more satisfying route can be had by combining it with the lesser frequented Ben Our and then ascending by its north west shoulder.… Ben Starav & Glas Bheinn Mhor Ben Vorlich And Stuc A'Chroin Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond) Bidean Nam Bian Binnein Mor & Na Gruagaichean Bridge Of Orchy Buachaille Etive Beag Buachaille Etive Mor Bynack More Carn A'Mhaim From The Linn Of Dee Chno Dearg & Stob Coire Sgriodain Circuit Of Coire Nan Cat CMD Arete & Ben Nevis Creise & Meall A'Bhuiridh A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed afternoon. This walk from the shores of Loch Earn takes in the two munro of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin. Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation Stuc a'Chroin is a steep and rocky peak, involving a scramble when ascended (as is common) from neighbouring Ben Vorlich. A little after 10h we began the gentle walk in, passing through the valley and the micro hydro scheme. * NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. Ben Vorlich (Callander) (986m); Stuc a’ Chroin (975m) Pronunciation: Ben Vorlich; Stuc a’ Chroin; Translation: Mountain of the Bay; Peak of the Sheepfold ; Total distance: 15.2km; Total time: 6hrs 17mins; Total ascent: 1257m; Weather: Cloud covering summits dissipated by lunchtime to reveal a bright, warm and sunny afternoon. The image below is from the village of Lochearnhead looking over Loch Earn to Ben Vorlich in the distance. Munro Number - 165 . A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Sat nightTemperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Sun night, min -7°C on Fri afternoon)Winds decreasing (strong winds from the N on Fri morning, calm by Sun afternoon). Looking along the small summit ridge with hazy views towards Stirling. Our advanced weather models allow us to provide distinct weather forecasts for several elevations of While slightly lower, Stuc can be a difficult peak with scrambling and a significantly rockier nature. This bealach separates Ben Vorlich from Stuc a'Chroin. Be the first to submit your climbing note! Did the scramble up the prow on Stuc a' Chroin which was enjoyable and fairly straightforward. As with many of the mountain walks, these hills may be very hazardous and care is required. Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) Climbing Notes. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with rocky ground and scrambling.… Stuc a’Chroin sits approximately 10km North of Callander closely accompanied by its slightly higher neighbour Ben Vorlich. walked Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin on the 29th of June, weather was fine, bright and warm with a light breeze which kept us cool on the tops. Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WNW on Sat afternoon, moderate winds from the W by Mon night). Weather was great and Vorlich was fun but I found the 'scramble' on Stuc a' Chroin quite difficult as believe it or not I'm afraid of heights! The weather forecast for Stùc a' Chroin is: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Sat morningFreeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sat morning, min -4°C on Sun night)Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WNW on Sat afternoon, moderate winds from the W by Mon night). The steep upper slopes of Ben Vorlich need some care in icy conditions as it'd be possible for a slip to take you a long way here. The peak is obscured by the cloud. Approach notes. On any clear day, the view out of the kitchen window is of Stuc a' Chroin, its rugged profile beckoning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sat morning, min -4°C on Sun night). With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. Beinn a’ Chroin is surrounded by four other Munros which lie round the head waters of the River Falloch, to the north and east lies Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean which can be reached by an arduous journey contouring round Coire Earb and climbing the subsidiary top of Stob Glas. A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Sat morning. Friday, 31 July 2020. Professional Scottish photographer capturing large scale fine art panoramas for print. Stùc a' Chroin Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Stùc a' Chroin is: A moderate fall … The route is very exposed in places and in bad weather temperatures can be very low, even in summer. (Days 3-6): A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Tue morning. A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed night. The non-scrambling alternative still needs competence. Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com. Closer up, they are more different. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin. However care has to be taken on the steep scrambly ascent to Stuc a Chroin should you walk to … A strenuous walk to Ben Vorlich summit. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Wed afternoon, min -5°C on Wed night). I did Ben Lomond last week and whilst they both have a difficulty rating ‘Hard’ I found Ben Vorlich more challenging possibly due to my lack of fitness. Summit Location - NN61675, 17423. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are situated on the south side of Loch Earn by Lochearnhead village, 14 miles north of Callander, 55 miles north of the city of Glasgow. table. Ben Vorlich (left) and Stuc a' Chroin from Stob Binnein. Ben Lomand, Ben Ledi and others can be seen, but two stand out more than any other, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin. Ben Vorlich: Ben Nevis and the Aonachs – looking a little brighter: Stuc a Chroin is quite a viewpoint. Ben Vorlich (Perth & Kinross) 7 day weather forecast including weather warnings, temperature, rain, wind, visibility, humidity and UV A nice steady ascent which took about 2 1/2 hours to summit on Ben Vorlich. A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed night. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with steep, rocky ground. If it’s a nice day, you’ll see up to the Highlands with spectacular panoramic views. Stùc a' Chroin. If it’s a nice day, you’ll see up to the Highlands with spectacular panoramic views. The height of Ben Vorlich, the one I’m standing on is 985m, whereas the height of Stuc a’Chroin is 975m. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin from Loch Earn. Great weather, great company, great walk. AJ,AW. Fred Windsor: 13/09/2019: First solo munro. Climbed from south Loch Earn and did Stuic a' Chroin too. Skerryvore: 07/09/2019: With Geraldine from Ardvorlich House. Wind and few showers. Didn’t do scramble. Chris Blake: … Winds decreasing (strong winds from the N on Fri morning, calm by Sun afternoon). Ben Vorlich & Stùc a' Chroin - Stirling, Scotland | AllTrails If it’s similar to the weather we got, you’ll see your mate and that’s it. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with rocky ground and scrambling.… This involved a lot of walking over rough grass and finding sheep trails to follow which often led nowhere. This table gives the weather forecast for Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) at the specific elevation of 985 m. Ben Vorlich (Callander) Meaning - Mountain of the Bay. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Took us 2 hours to get back to the start at Ardvorlich house. We will be keeping an eye on weather and may have to abort the mission if it’s looking too wild. Once you’ve rested and had your piece, you can either make your way on to Stuc a’Chroin or back down the way you came. A strenuous walk to Ben Vorlich summit. Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, gales from the E by Wed night). The summit of Stuc a' Chroin sits at the NW end of a 4km ridge which terminates at Meall Odhar (646m) from where a path leads down to Arivurichardich steading. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin From my bedroom window, I can see (on a fair weather day) the start of the Highlands. Height - 975m. Four of us climbed these two hills in blazing sunshine, while Mrs Hideous was still toiling in the Saharan sunshine doing her medical elective at a Mission Hospital in West Africa. There were a few times we slipped on the way down towards flatter ground which became muddier as we lost height. Munro Number - 182 . These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. You have not climbed Stuc a' Chroin. Ben Vorlich, Stuc a'Chroin & neighbours Routes up the Munros and Corbetts south of Loch Earn Viewed from the south, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are prominant landmarks, seen rising above the Braes O'Doune windfarm. Upload a Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) photo | Upload for another mountain. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. Climbs are on the South side of the hill, best viewed in their entirety from Stuc a Chroin. 25th June, 2019. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. To see the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the Route map for 'Ben Vorlich, Stuc A' Chroin And Others' - a 28.86km walking route near Comrie, UK. Fetching Map Detailed description. The summit of Stuc a' Chroin sits at the NW end of a 4km ridge which terminates at Meall Odhar (646m) from where a path leads down to Arivurichardich steading. A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Wed afternoonTemperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Wed afternoon, min -5°C on Wed night)Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, extremely windy from the NNW by Wed night). Closer up, they are more different. 1. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with steep, rocky ground. Summit Location - NN62915, 18911. Had fantastic weather for it and the views were excellent. In most places the day was rather sunny and pleasant but under the mountain I was walking under a dark cloud that refused to budge and cast a very grim shadow over the whole day. While slightly lower, Stuc can be a difficult peak with scrambling and a significantly rockier nature. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Sun night, min -7°C on Fri afternoon). Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Tue morning, min -3°C on Mon morning). If extended to Stuc-a-Chroin the walk becomes more demanding and also calls for scrambling skills. Height - 986m. Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, gales from the E by Wed night). On Sun night ), its rugged profile beckoning entirety from Stuc a ' Chroin from Stob.... 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