There’s a story that, while Rob was on his deathbed at Inverlochlarig, an old rival wished to visit and make his peace. To the N Stob Binnein joins Ben More at Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn giving an access route from Ben More, Benmore Glen to the N and Inverlochlarig Glen to the S. Winter is definitely on its way. Stob Binnein has a pointed summit at the N of a 3km long sloping ridge which terminates to the S at Stob Invercarnaig overlooking the Braes of Balquidder. However, I have some spare time and thought I would maybe try to write short accounts of all the 3000+feet mountains. This may be quite wet normally but luckily it was at the end of a week of good weather. By far the best way to climb Stob Binnein, at least, is from the end of the minor road at Inverlochlarig Farm. Nat Park - Loch Lomond and Trossachs. The temperature gauge was zero and the steam was gently rising off Loch Voil as I negotiated the very narrow twisting single track road to Inverlochlarig. Explore. Leisurely. I decided to try and give it a go. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent. These two high peaks, combined with the five neighbouring smaller peaks to the west make for a fairly long but spectacular high-level route. The view south takes in much of the Trossachs seen over a foreground of Stob Binnein's south ridge. Approaching the misty summit of Stob Binnein: On reaching the summit of Stob Binnein we all stopped for a bite to eat and drink whilst allowing everyone to re-group. Stob Binnein from the Breac/Choin col: Gargunnock Hills, Loch Katrine and Ben Venue: Stob Binnein again: Loch Katrine again: A mixed ascent up grassy gullies and crags led to a leveling, then the SE ridge proper. Navigation can be tricky. Two cars here already but walkers gone. I decided to head back then, I didn’t really want to be coming down the very steep section at the start in the dark. ( Log Out /  Sun, Aug 23, 2020, 9:30 AM: BEN MORE 1174m and STOB BINNEIN 1165m from Inverlochlarig via Stob Creagach, sh 51 ref NN[masked]/[masked], grade A+ 23km 1800m ascentDepart: Inverlocharig NN[masked]Organi Forecasting frost. It’s classic Rob Roy country, and the legendary outlaw was born, lived and died among these hills. The easiest route back to the start is to retrace your steps. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The view south takes in much of the Trossachs seen over a foreground of Stob Binnein's south ridge. Friday was to be the last decent day though with a lot more wind and cloud around. The start of the walk is directly across the road from the car park where there is a stile over the wall with a sign with Ben More written on it. I decided to try Ben More and Stob Binnein. Get a round-up of stories from The Sunday Post every week. Stob Binnein 2.7 miles; Beinn A' Chroin 3.0 miles; Ben More (Stirling) 3.8 miles; An Caisteal 3.9 miles; Beinn Chabhair 4.6 miles; Crianlarich Youth Hostel 4.9 miles; Tyndrum 7.5 miles; Ardlui 7.7 miles; View all locations in Central, Tayside & Fife. In summer I find the area breathtaking. There were only 2 other cars in the car park and I could see no one else around. Leisurely. Author - Tony Maries. Ben More. I felt like I was going to be blown off at one point so clung to the ground wondering if I should head back. Returned via Inverlochlarig glen. The last part was really quite punishing on my knees. Waterfall on hillside of Stob a'Choin. Although I did end up climbing Stob Binnein twice that day, the south side was by far the better side of the mountain and would really recommend climbing it from Inverlochlarig. I was always told this was a very difficult way to approach these mountains so had a look around to see if there were any alternatives. Dawn was just lighting the hills as we arrived. This route is also the easiest for climbing Stob Binnein. These two high peaks, combined with the five neighbouring smaller peaks to the west make for a fairly long but spectacular high-level route. This ridge too carries a path, this one leading to Inverlochlarig in the glen above Balquhidder - a long distance from the start by road. The views had been quite hazy all day and sadly still were at the top. Following the unsuccessful hikes up in Sutherland earlier in the week (Day 1 and Day 2) the good weather was sadly coming to an end. It’s picture-postcard Scotland, and the area teems with history. So, DH, his two brothers (both disturbingly fit) and I… Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Inverlochlarig Run of River Scheme Page 8 The power house How visible is powerhouse from neighbouring summits / ridges? Sun, Aug 23, 2020, 9:30 AM: BEN MORE 1174m and STOB BINNEIN 1165m from Inverlochlarig via Stob Creagach, sh 51 ref NN[masked]/[masked], grade A+ 23km 1800m ascentDepart: Inverlocharig NN[masked]Organi Stob Binnein from Stob a'Choin. tob Binnein is one of the finest peaks in the Southern Highlands, as well as one of the highest. By far the best way to climb Stob Binnein, at least, is from the end of the minor road at Inverlochlarig Farm. Sein Name bedeutet auf Gälisch Kegeliger Gipfel. The most common approach is from Ben More farm just outside Crianlarich involving a very steep climb (or descent) lasting 1km from the road to the summit of Ben More. There weren’t many passing places along it which made things interesting in places when something was coming the other way but on a recent drive down there more were being built. A novelty! Overall the ridge was quite wide, even the narrower section was still fairly wide and the slopes to the east were grassy but I still didn’t fancy falling down them. Stob Binnein Cottage is situated in Crianlarich and offers a garden. Most walk descriptions go straight up from the car park but we left that for our descent. The stile has a green ScotWays sign pointing the way to Stob Binnein. Inverlochlarig and Loch Voil on ascent of Stob a'Choin . ( Log Out /  I didn’t want to go as far as I had earlier in the week so started looking for something within a couple of hours of Edinburgh. © Roger Vander Steen As had been said, the ground is fairly boggy but quite firm just below the surface so walking was easy and we never sank over our ankles. The time was looking good and Ben More did not look too far. As a single hill from here, Stob Binnein is a fine choice for a short winter’s day – providing the winding single-track road is clear of ice. The next 1.5 miles takes you over easy ridges to the first peak - Stob Coire an Lochan at about 3470 feet, (GR NN438221). Start: Car park at west end Balquhidder Glen at Inverlochlarig Straightforward but difficult in winter. The walk back down along the ridge didn’t take too long but it felt like a lot of effort whenever I had to walk uphill over the false summits. With the longer days and sun setting a little later I took a chance and packed my bags to head for Inverlochlarig – deep in Rob Roy territory! Stob Binnein from Meall na Dige, to the east; April 1974. Immediately north of the Trossachs, Stob Binnein lies at the heart of a ­beautiful, compact area of fabulously rugged little hills and sparkling lochs. Stob Binnein 7 day weather forecast including weather warnings, temperature, rain, wind, visibility, humidity and UV Parked at Inverlochlarig at 0745, heading off close to 0800. This heads very steeply up Stob Invercarnaig (700m) and then is a long, gentle uphill to Stob Binnein. The grass is so green it’s blue! A route of about 5 km climbs from the glen, following the mountain's southern ridge over the intervening minor summits of Stob Invercarnaig and … Search for a place, autocomplete also includes a 'Use my location' option and your recent locations Search. Start from Balquidder / Inverlochlarig Glen . Stob Binnein is often climbed in conjunction with Ben More by means of the Bealach-eadar-dha Beinn. Date: Saturday 23rd October 2010 Distance: 20km Ascent: 1500m Sunday’s forecast was looking pretty good – we’ve got a large number of plans in the southern highlands but we’ve been hankering to get back into Inverlochlarig. LEARN ABOUT. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Despite putting on all my layers I still felt really cold. It’s the easiest route for ­bagging both hills, but the initial ascent up Ben More is punishing. En route to Ben More from inverlochlarig. Summited Stob Binnein in the dark after a 0500 start. Relentlessly steep at first then boggy before the ridge. Stevend1: 23/10/2016: ACW round of ben more, stob binnein, stob coire an lochain, creag a bhragit, meall na dige, stob bealach na frithe, stob creagach from the east … Great description of what I think has been my most enjoyable Munro walk – although I think I might return down the glen on the west side if I were to do it again. Once over the wall a very steep 600m climb stands before you but there is a path to follow all the way up this part. Despite being twins, Stob Binnein lies at the end of a 3km ridge which runs south from the summit before falling away steeply to Inverlochlarig which is where I decided to begin. Please choose your location from the nearest places to : Suggested places. Stob a'Choin from River Larig . There was one point where it narrowed and strong gusts of wind came from the west, typically with a bit of a steep drop on the east. The photos taken on the walk can be viewed from the above link which will take you to an external web site. This was the first time I saw someone on the hill, coming from the other side. Ben More and Stob Binnein: Took a break at the summit – the wind was quite biting but in with shelter in the sun it felt springlike. More from the Met Office. On Saturday 27 July 2013 I headed for Inverlochlarig, reached from Balquhidder along a single track road, from where I climbed the Munros, Stob Binnein and Ben More. Headed NE towards Stob an Duibhe over more gnarly terrain. There’s a parking area at the end of the public road about 0.8km (0.5 miles) shy of Inverlochlarig Farm, with information boards and a shelter. Wildlife you’re likely to encounter includes red deer and golden eagles. LEARN ABOUT. 1 rating. Today, as we arrived at Inverlochlarig it was an entirely different hill we were about to climb. Walkers beginning the climb to Stob Binnein Stobinian from Inverlochlarig near Balquhidder A quuiet winter evening with distant tree and the mountain Stobinian outlined against a gentle sunset sky near Killin, Scotland. The views north from here are extensive – much of the Southern and Central Highlands is visible. The flat ground didn’t last long until there was another short climb which gains the south ridge of Stob Binnein. By far the best way to climb Stob Binnein, at least, is from the end of the minor road at Inverlochlarig Farm. The climb back up Stob Binnein felt even steeper now my legs were getting tired. Mael Glas. The road to Inverlochlarig leaves the A84 at Balquidder and can be a very pleasant drive, although only a few miles long. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Rob insisted on being dressed, complete with sword and daggers, lest it ever be said an enemy saw him on his sickbed. It may also be climbed from the south, starting near Inverlochlarig, some 8 km from Balquhidder. Inverlochlarig and Loch Voil on ascent of Stob a'Choin . Stob Binnein (Stirling) weather. Subscribe for only £5.49 a month and enjoy all the benefits of the printed paper as a digital replica. Inverlochlarig Run of River Scheme Page 8 The power house How visible is powerhouse from neighbouring summits / ridges? STOB a'CHOIN - ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Location: Trossachs October 2010. Forecast days. Descent may be made from the bealach direct to Benmore Burn. Stob Binnein (1,165m) Usually walked with the neighbour, Ben More , this Munro is reached after a fairly easy going ridge, or hill pass between the two mountains. The direction to walk in was obvious though so there were no major navigational problems but there was just a little bit of walking around some very large boulders to find the path going down the very steep section back to the car, arriving 7 hours after setting off. What is climate change? There were a few false summits to cross on the way up the ridge and eventually the summit cleared and came into view with Ben More slumping behind it. The final climb up to the summit was straightforward. It eased slightly a few seconds later and I continued onward and soon I could barely feel the wind. Stob Binnein, Ben More Inverlochlarig to Ben More and back crossing Stob Binnein twice. Ceann na Baintighearna and Corbett Stob Fear-Tomhais from Inverlochlarig. Ben More and Stob Binnein - Ben More Farm to Inverlochlarig. Date: Saturday 23rd October 2010 Distance: 20km Ascent: 1500m. Auf der Liste der höchsten schottischen Berge nimmt er Platz 18 ein. The elegant and sophisti-cated spouse of big, brusque Ben More [60] to the north. I really enjoyed the ridge walk. I was really happy with what I had managed to do that day. It was here that he died on December 28, 1734, peacefully, aged 63, in his bed, which is perhaps a surprise given his adventurous and often troubled life during a very turbulent time in Scottish and British history. Use my current location. Find a forecast. It may also be climbed from the south, starting near Inverlochlarig, some 8 km from Balquhidder. Once up at 700m, the ground begins to level out then there is a short section of flat moorland to cross. Beinn a' Chroin ( 3091ft, 942m ) from Stob a'Choin. A friend of mine, Alex MacLennan, a Lewisman, often uses an old Gaelic saying in high summer, tha am feur gorm, which literally means the grass is blue. I started making my way up Ben More and the incline wasn’t any gentler. 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