Ben Vorlich

Arrochar Alps, Loch Lomond

Start Point: Carpark at Inveruglas
Grid Reference: OS sheet 56 Grid ref - 323098
Time: Allow 4 - 6 hours to complete the walk
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We completed this walk a few days before Christmas '98. As we approached the top of the corrie the wind was crazy and we were in a total white out, a quite unnerving event. It was only the steady nerves and experience of my walking partner that kept control of a potentially dangerous situation.

More than any other, this walk really brought home to me the importance of knowing how to navigate properly..... so I learnt how to use a map and compass properly and my wife insisted upon buying me a GPS. I now am a firm believer that you should use all the tools available to improve your safety on the hills.

Tired steps home


  • The start point is the carpark at Inveruglas, from here there are two choices to make the ascent.
  • Follow the ridge from the beginning, heading NNE all the way to the summit.
  • Use the private road which leads up to Loch Sloy dam..... we chose this route.
  • Follow the private road all the way to the dam at Loch Sloy.
  • From the dam head NE up the corrie which will lead directly to the main ridge.

  • From the ridge head NNE to the summit which is at grid ref 296125.

  • For the descent you can chose from the 2 possible routes back to the car

    I hope that your views from the top of Ben Vorlich are better than my attempt to see through a blizzard. But, as every one always comments " Its the bad days that really make you appreciate the good ones," and if you believe that.............

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