Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh from Glen Lochy

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Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh sit on the western edge of the Loch Lomond and Trosachs National Park; they are also on the western edge of the Ben Lui National Nature Reserve. The moist habitat and low acidity of the soil encourages many plants such as saxifrages; this gives rise to the NNR designation. The down side is that the moist environment and lush growth can mean a boggy walk in places. This route ascends the western slopes of Ben Lui, shorter and possibly easier than the alternative eastern access from Tyndrum. 300 metres after the start it is necessary to ford the River Lochy. This means wading across the river, quite easy when the water is low but don't attempt it if the river is in spate. Once across the river, cross the railway line and follow a path through the forest for 1,300m to reach open hillside. There are two routes through the forest; one is exceedingly boggy, see the waymark text for details. A narrow path climbs over the grassy hillside to reach the col between the two peaks. The documented route climbs the lower peak, Beinn a' Chleibh, first, saving Ben Lui for last, but they can be climbed in either order as both routes return to the col. The return route retraces the outward route so the river must be forded again. On a clear day there are great views from Ben Lui.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Stirling - Loch Lomond and The Trossachs

Features

Flowers, Great Views, Mountains, Munro, River