The hills around Crianlarich and Tyndrum have some excellent hillwalking on offer, and the Munro-bagger will be well satisfied, with the Corbett-bagger also catered for.
We have put together some guides to the hills and mountains of this region. Please note that we cannot be responsible for your health, safety and well-being, and you should only take to the great outdoors if you have the proper equipment, knowledge and experience. Our guides are for general guidance only and may contain errors or mistakes.
Ben More and Stob Binnein are the two highest Munros south of Loch Tay. They can be climbed comfortably from Crianlarich, and command spectacular views over the Mamlorn Hills, The Trossachs, and surrounding peaks and glens.
Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean are the two Munros standing immediately above Crianlarich. Cruach Ardrain dominates the view over the village as you drive south into Tyndrum from Bridge of Orchy. These command a great view up Strath Fillan and also out to The Trossachs.
An Caisteal and Beinn a’Chroin are two Munros lying to the south west of Crianlarich, and can be climbed either from parking your car in a layby on the A82 road, or walking down from Crianlarich. They are slightly smaller than their neighbours, but make for fine hillwalking nonetheless, with great views over their neighbouring Munros.
Ben Challum is a solitary Munro standing in the ancient Forest of Mamlorn hills, accessible from about half way between the villages of Crianlarich and Tyndrum. It is not a particularly demanding Munro, compared to some of its neighbours, but nonetheless offers great views all around.
Ben Lui and Beinn a’Chleibh are two Munros lying at the head of Glen Cononish, to the west of Tyndrum, the next village to the north after Crianlarich. Ben Lui is a giant of a mountain and dominates the view west down Glen Cononish from Dalrigh. The mountain can be most excitingly climbed from this side, or alternatively less so from the north west. Beinn a’Chleibh is dwarved by Ben Lui, but is still a Munro and a worthwhile detour.
Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig are two Munros lying close to Ben Lui and Beinn a’Chleibh. They are also often climbed from Glen Cononish. They make for a fine round, and on a very long summer’s day, if you are very fit, you could potentially combine these with a circuit of Ben Lui and Beinn a’Chleibh.
Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh are two fine Munros standing above Bridge of Orchy. Beinn Dorain dominates the view as you drive north from Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy on the A82 road. Beinn an Dothaidh commands particularly fine views over the Black Mount and Rannoch Moor.
Beinn Chuirn is a Corbett lying to the west of Tyndrum, on the northern side of Glen Cononish. The mountain is perhaps most famous for containing significant gold deposits, which has drawn both gold panners and gold prospectors alike.