Sunday 15th September Maps LR51 and OL46 or EX365 Crianlarich
Ben More (1174m, Munro) – Big Hill
Stob Binnein (1165, Munro) – Conical Peak
These two classic hills dominate the area. This route is slightly longer, but less steep than the *more popular one from Benmore Farm, and makes a splendid expedition.
Start at a small CP on the A85 just W of the bridge over the Allt Coire Chaorach at NN454275.
Take the path behind the CP and then the forest track heading SW. Turn left at the 2nd junction, NN448270 and follow the track SE to a large turning area. At WP NN4565026020, take the path on
the right, waymarked, which leads up to emerge from the trees at WP NN4579725470. A faint path continues to a stile in the deer fence at WP NN4586225187. Follow the fence back NW to gain the
NE ridge of Ben More. Continue up this ridge (rocky in places) to the summit, 1174m. Descend S to Bealach-eadar-dha Bheinn, 862m, and continue S up the long ridge to the summit of Stob Binnein, 1165m. Return to the Bealach, then W down into Benmore Glen and pick up the track to Benmore Farm. Transport required, 5 mins from start.
*For the more popular route, follow the ziz-zag track up from Benmore Farm to the gate at 300m alt. Leave the track and head SE up steep ground heading for the stubby NW spur of the hill. Aim
for a stone dyke aligned to the fall-line, starting at about 720m alt, and keep to its N side where a path may be found leading to the summit of Ben More. **For a shorter day, Omit Stob Binnein
and descend from Bealach-eadar-dha Bheinn to Benmore Farm.
14km, 1320m ascent
*11km, 1320m ascent
**7km, 1010m ascent