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Loch Awe

Get On Yer Hike 15

Ben Cruachan is one of the finest Munros in the southern Highlands, with jagged peaks and fine rocky ridges as well as stunning views. The ridge walk to Stob Dàimh makes for a classic circuit around the Cruachan reservoir.

Get On Yer Hike 15
Get On Yer Hike 15

Time & Location

30 Mar 2024, 07:30 – 17:30

Loch Awe, Falls of Cruachan, Loch Awe PA33 1AN, UK

About the Event

Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Ben Cruachan is one of the finest Munros in the southern Highlands, with jagged peaks and fine rocky ridges as well as stunning views. The ridge walk to Stob Dàimh (misspelt Diamh on some OS maps) makes for a classic circuit around the Cruachan reservoir.

TERRAIN

Steep and rocky paths with a little very easy scrambling. The descent can be boggy in the final sections.

Fitness and Safety

Please note we will be climbing 1376m with some steep terrain.  Distance will be 13.75 km.  You will need a good level of fitness and walking ability to be able to complete this.

Please do assess your own level of fitness to ensure you are confident you will be able to complete the hike.  If you want to build up to this level and would like some shorter hikes let us know and we will see if we can arrange this.

Get On Yer Hike is a community group.  By coming on these hike you agree to take full responsibility for your own safety.  You will have and require the correct kit and knowledge to navigate munros safely without causing harm to yourself or others.  There will be people on the hike who know the route but you agree to take full responsibilty for your own safety.

Distance:  13.75 km

Walking will be around 9-10  hours and include climbing some steep terrain.

Required Kit

Ensure you appropriate kit with you for wild camping.  See kit list in menu for a list of desired equipment for hiking.  Boots suitable for walking, warm clothing, waterproofs and water bottle essential.  As March in the mountains in Scotland can still be in winter conditions including snow please be prepared with your kit for winter weather. 

Where to Meet

Please be at parking by the Falls of Cruachan railway station.  Be kitted up and ready to leave for hike at 7:30am.  Please don't be late as we don't want people waiting around in the cold.  

Google Maps location of car park.

Wild Camping 

Please note there is no wild camping for this event but you can stay in Crianlarich Youth Hostel the night befofre if you prefer which is a 30 minute drive from start.  

(If you prefer you can choose to wild camp near the car park the night before.  Please join our Whatsapp group to be kept informed of details for wild camping.  If you are doing so please follow this guidance on wild camping.)

Dealing with emergency poo situations in the outdoors

Please bring toilet paper, a disposable bag and hand sanitiser (a backpaking trowel can come in handy for digging a hole).  Please read this advice for dealing with emergency poo.

Safety

Download the free OS Locate app to help you find your grid reference if needed.  Some helpful apps for navigation here.

Ticks

Learn how to avoid and treat ticks here.

Midges

No midges at this time of year.  Learn how to avoid midges here.

Get On Yer Hike Shop

See our online shop for emergency bivvy bags and tick removers.

Tickets

  • £Donation

    The suggested donation for these events is £10 but donate what you like. This donation will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc

    £
    +Service fee
  • £10 Donation

    The suggested donation for these events is £10. This will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etc

    £10.00
    +£0.25 service fee

Total

£0.00

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