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 NN323098
  15   00.0 miles
1210 Walk S along A82 to track under railway bridge.   15 0.6 miles
1235 Track E up Inveruglas Water to Bridge NN298095. 1601451.9 miles
1245 Track NNW to start of path at Lag Dubh NN296100.
(The other side of stream from pylon, immediately
after where line of telegraph poles crosses road.)
2001852.6 miles
1345 Ascend path NE to ridge at NN303113. 745730 
1410 N up ridge to M Ben Vorlich NN295124
(cairn near trig post)
9439304.0 miles
  N to col 904  
1420 T Ben Vorlich N Top (on map edge) NN294130 9319554.5 miles
  Return S to col 904  
1430 S to Ben Vorlich trig post NN295124 9419954.85 miles
  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 NN296100
200 6.4 miles
1550 Track S to bridge NN299096 160 7.1 miles
1615 Track E back at A82   15 8.5 miles
1625 A82 N to Inveruglas car park   15 9.0 miles

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