Colin's Munros


Ben Vorlich, Map 364S; 24th April 2006

Route: 995m = 3265' ascent; 9 miles: 5.2 miles on track, 3.8 miles on hill; 4½ hrs

Comment: A short walk; easily combined on same day with Ben Vane.
Route: The ascent is also possible from just S of Ardlui (2.4 miles from Burnside Cottage to summit trig post), and from Ardvorlich (see SMC "The Munros" guide book for more detail).
Weather: Total cloud cover, cloud base 3000', occasionally clearing summit. Increasingly stiff breeze, dry, 12°C-13°C at car.
Terrain: Soft, patchy old snow on tops.

1200 Park at P by Inveruglas power station
on A82 up Loch Lomond
  15   00.0 milesNN32270991
1210 Walk S along A82 to track under railway bridge.   15 0.5 milesNN31820924
1235 Track E up Inveruglas Water to fork by bridge 1601451.9 milesNN29890954
1245 Track NNW to start of path at Lag Dubh.
(The other side of stream from pylon, immediately
after where line of telegraph poles crosses road.)
2001852.6 milesNN29421052
1345 Ascend path NE to ridge 745730 NN29951128
1410 N up ridge to M Ben Vorlich
(cairn near trig post)
9439304.0 milesNN29511246
  N to col 904  NN29471274
1420 T Ben Vorlich N Top (on map edge) 9319554.5 milesNN29471300
  Return S to col 904  NN29471274
1430 S to Ben Vorlich trig post 9419954.85 milesNN29571229
  It is possible to head due S down ridge to
track+buildings & power transformers at
NN308093, but I returned by outward route.
1540 Path S along ridge, then SW down to path end,
Lag Dubh
200 6.4 milesNN29421052
1550 Track S to fork by bridge 160 7.1 milesNN29890954
1615 Track E back at A82   15 8.5 milesNN31820924
1625 A82 N to Inveruglas car park   15 9.0 milesNN32270991

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