Sat, 30 Mar|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to avoid and treat ticks here.
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.
- Ticket type
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+Service fee
- Ticket type
The suggested donation for these events is £10. This will go into a Get On Yer Hike fund to buy essential kit for safety etcPrice£10.00
+£0.25 service fee+£0.25 service fee