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Hillwalking in the Tyndrum area

We reckon there are around fifty Munros within twenty miles of By The Way (four of which can be easily walked directly from the site). To the South you’ll find the Arrochar Alps with Ben Vorlich and Ben Vane among them. Travel East via Crianlarich and Ben More and along Loch Tay to Ben Lawers and Meall nan Tarmachan or West to the Dalmally horseshoe and Cruachan nearby or best of all travel North past Ben Dorain and the White Corries and onto the splendours of Glencoe with the Buachailles, Aonach Eagach and Bidean to name but a few.

The following Munros are all reachable within 35 mins (by car) and there are as many again just within 45 mins. For more detailed information on all Munro’s listed here, included walking routes, where to park, etc we recommend the excellent resources at Munro Magic.

Distance from Tyndrum
Ben Lui (3703 ft)
Beinn a’Chleibh (3005 ft)
Ben Oss (3373 ft)
Beinn Dubhchraig (3205 ft)
4.7 miles (approx 7 mins)
Ben More (3852 ft)
Stob Binnein (3822 ft)
Cruach Ardrain (3431 ft)
Beinn Tulaichean (3104 ft)
An Caisteal (3264 ft)
Ben a’Chroin (3084 ft)
Ben Chabhair (3061 ft)
Ben Challum (3363 ft)
Bridge of Orchy
6.4 miles (approx. 9 mins)
Ben Dorain (3530 ft)
Ben an Dothaidh (3287 ft)
Ben Mhanach (3130 ft)
Ben Achaladair (3409 ft)
Ben a’Chreachain (3507 ft)
Stob Coire’ an Albannaich (3425 ft)
Meall nan Eun (3045 ft)
Stob Ghabhar (3566 ft)
Stob a’coire Odhair (3094 ft)
11.6 miles (approx. 16 mins)
Ben Cruachan (3694 ft)
Stob Diamh (3274 ft)
Ben a’Chocuill (3215 ft)
Ben Eunaich (3245 ft)
18.5 miles (approx. 25 mins)
Meall Glas (3150 ft)
Sgiath Chuill (3067 ft)
18.9 miles (approx. 25 mins)
Sgorr Dearg (3360 ft)
Sgorr Dhonuill (3284 ft)
Meall Dearg (3127 ft)
Sgor nam Fiannaidh (3173 ft)
Creise (3609 ft)
Meall a’Bhuiridh (3653 ft)
Stob Dearg (3349 ft)
Stob na Broige (3136 ft)
Stob Dubh (3143 ft)
Stob Coire Raineach (3034 ft)
Bidean nam Bian (3773 ft)
Sgor na h-Ulaidh (3261 ft)
Glen Etive
23.4 miles (approx. 32 mins)
Glas Beinn Mhor (3537 ft)
Ben nan Aighenan (3271 ft)
Beinn Fhionlaidh (3146 ft)
23.4 miles (approx. 32 mins)
Beinn Ime (3038 ft)
Beinn Narnain (3316 ft)
Ben Vane (3002 ft)
Ben Vorlich (3094 ft)
Ben Bhuide (3110 ft)
Loch Tay
27.4 miles (approx. 37 mins)
Ben Lawers (3983 ft)
Beinn Glas (3619 ft)
An Stuc (3668 ft)
Meall Corranaich (3507 ft)
Meall a’ Choire Leith (3038 ft)
Meall Garbh (3668 ft)
Meall Greigh (3284 ft)
Meall Ghaoraidh (3409 ft)
Meall nan Tarmachan (3422 ft)
Stuchd an Lochan (3150 ft)
Meall Bhuide (3058 ft)

Our Favourite

The Aonach Eagach, or “Aggy Ridge” to its friends, is widely regarded as one of the classic mainland traverses. Narrow and exposed in places, there are no practical escape routes along the ridge until you reach the other end. On a clear June day, it is unbeatable.

It’s in the Glencoe range and includes 2 munros – Meall Dearg & Sgor nam Fiannaidh (see table above) – about 25 minutes drive from Tyndrum.


If Munros don’t appeal there are also a good few Corbetts (hills between 2,500 and 3,000 feet) on the doorstep. This time a shorter list and although the hills are not so high they still offer a challenge in their own right. If you need proof of this have a look at Ben Arthur (better known, of course, as the Cobbler), in Arrochar.

Regardless of whether it be Munros, Corbetts or just a wander midst the hills, there’s a great selection right on our doorstep.

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