The rocky butress rises from the Bealach an Dubh Choirein, which connects to the mountain Ben Vorlich, to a cairned summit north of the true summit. Remember that noise travels from tents disturbing wildlife as well as humans. The larger the group, the harder it is to keep impacts to a minimum. Bike Route Planner. Not my preffered option for climbing a mountain but hey, each to their own.Stuc a'Chroin stands at 3199 feet high and is listed as number 182 in the Munros table.The translation of Stuc a'Chroin (pronounced: stook a kroin) from Gaelic is Peak of Danger. Both peaks can be climbed together, but they are more enjoyably tackled separately from different directions. Stuc a’Chroin possibly means hill of the little sheepfold, a reference to Gleann a’Chroin which is overlooked by Meall na Caora, hill of the sheep, and Beinn Each, hill of the horses. This is an easy hike that starts by Loch Earn in the southern part of the Highlands and takes you to two munros – Ben Vorlich (985m) & Stùc a’ Chroin (975m). The Stuc a’ Chroin 5000 Hill Race is classed as a ‘Category A Long Hill Race’ under British Athletic Rules. Stuc a'Chroin (975m, Munro 180) Corbetts: Beinn Each* (813m) Meall na Fearna* (809m) *see 'Alternative routes' below : Ascent: 1190m (3900ft) Distance : 14km (9m) Time: walking : 5:30hr* running : 1:50hr *Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent: Start/finish : Ardvorlich (grid ref : NN633232) Stuc A' Chroin Hill Race Route - 22km Running Route near Strathyre (ID: 377843) Create. Register for free. … Stuc a’Chroin West Top is a summit in the region or range in Scotland. Route on to Stuc a'Chroin involves steep, rocky terrain with some slight scrambling, whilst the return crosses boggy, eroded ground. Camping on the same spot harms vegetation. (Photo by: Images I didn't think too much about its meaning - peak of harm or danger. Stuc a’Chroin is a summit in the region or range in Scotland. Stuc a Chroin. The current course record times for this race are: Men : 1.59.22 and Women : 2.22.47. About Stuc a’Chroin West Top. This can be done by taking the steep, eroded path that branches off to the right.There are three ridges to Stuc a'Chroin; the south-east ridge drops to Arivurichardich at the head of Keltie water, the south-west ridge goes to Beinn Each above Loch Lubnaig and the north-west ridge that drops steeply down into Glen Ample. Looking across at Stuc A Chroin from Beinn Each, much better visibility than when I was up there. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. There is no red tape in Scotland due to the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 which incorporated the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. The summit of Stuc a' Chroin sits at the NW end of a 4km ridge which terminates at Meall Odhar (646m) from where a path leads down to Arivurichardich steading. Distance: 13 km. Ben Vorlich & Stùc a' Chroin is a 8.3 mile loop trail located near Lochearnhead, Stirling, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Do not attempt to take the direct line to Stuc a Chroin - at the summit, walk back to the west for a few yards and find an ill-defined track to the north which zig-zags down a severe rocky slope for about 500 feet to 'Bealach nan Cabar'. Take extra care when camping near burns and lochs, and try to avoid camping immediately beside them. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. On the east side of the hump back bridge walk up the driveway leading to Ardvorlich House, but turn left on the marked path just before the house. When you add a marker, a pop-up box should then appear on the map - fill in the elevation (if known) and a brief description of your marker, then click [save]. Logged Descriptions (logged by 811 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all) By: Date of Ascent: deurgar: 04/10/2031: Cloudy hike up Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin. Avoided scramble on Chroin, but then very long and boggy hike back round Vorlich and on adverse camber all … Date walked: 02/11/2008. Here are some of the basic rules that should be adopted when wild camping; The Mountaineering Council of Scotland provides an invaluable leaflet providing a full breakdown of the dos and don'ts of wild camping in Scotland. It's possible to regain the Bealach an Dubh Choirein from here, but easier to stick with this ridge for about 1km. Remove all litter (even other peoples!) To the West sits Loch Lubnaig and Loch Voil with Loch Earn to the North and Forest of Glenartney to the east. Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) , Stuc a'Chroin Time taken: 6 hours Distance: 13.5 km Ascent: 1145m Stuc a’Chroin is 975 metres high. All the walking routes up Stuc a’Chroin on Mud and Routes can be found below. Here tracks lead to Callander and to Glen Artney making good walking access routes. This route can be downloaded in the following formats (click to download): Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land. It also also possible to to aproach up Glen Ample and heading up to the … Marker Notes X. I only decided to run Stuc a’Chroin as I am a sunshine runner and it was a VERY SUNNY day, and as a survival test for the Lamm mountain marathon in 3 weeks (partly hoping I wouldn’t). (2), OS Explorer 368 Crieff, Comrie & Glen Artney, Seek local advice in regard to deer stalking or grouse shooting activities, Ensure that all gates are closed behind you, During the lambing season (March to May) ensure that all dogs are kept on a lead, Please refrain from feeding or annoying any animals, Limited parking space is available at the start of many routes, please ensure that you are not blocking a road and/or entrance, Parking is provided at the start of some routes by the local farmers, it is polite to ask if you can use this facility, Try to refrain from crossing fields with animals and/or crops if an alternative route is available, Ensure that you treat the local environment with care by leaving it as you found it and by taking any litter home with you, Any camp fires should be carefully watched and only used away from dense forest areas. (22), Climber's Log Entries When selecting an Activity setting, select the speed you would normally travel at on flat ground. Aim to move frequently and do not stay for any longer than 3 nights in the same place. The craggy SW and NW ridges lead to accessible but steep grass slopes into Glen Ample. Lighting fires poses a high fire risk on peaty soils and close to tinder dry grass. Watercourses and loch sides are important sites for birds and animals. Stuc a'Chroin was the first of the series. Stuc a'Chroin is located just south of Loch Earn in Stirlingshire. Time taken: 4 hours. All Rights Reserved. Total Ascent: 4712 feet: Total Descent: 4700 feet: Max Elevation: 3144 feet: Min Elevation: Enjoy the freedom of wild camping without leaving a trace of your passage. As you walk up beside the burn, notice the very old watermill on the far bank. The Stuc a' Chroin hill race has a reputation for being brutal and for this 25th Anniversary the weather this year was every bit as brutal as the terrain. Normal route back around side of Vorlich is a bit of a bog and hard on the feet but well worth the extra few hours to include this on a trip up Vorlich. Paul Weir posted in Scottish Hill Walking & Wild Camping — at Stùc a' Chroin. Run Route Planner. The Route (from Ardvorlich) This is a circular of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin, 9 miles. Stuc a Chroin Stats. If you only have time to visit one of the town's attractions this should be it. Route on to Stuc a'Chroin involves steep, rocky terrain with some slight scrambling, whilst the return crosses boggy, eroded ground. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Or the expert mountaineering style route down the rocky side of Ben Vorlich, essentially taking you to the cliff faced side of Stuc A Chroin which would definitely define “climbing”. Stuc a Chroin is now visible to the north east. This code, which commenced on the 9th of February 2005, has established statutory rights of access to land and inland water for outdoor recreation.The Land Reform(Scotland) Act 2003Scottish Outdoor Access CodeThe following aspects should be taken into consideration when you are in the Scottish countryside; HotelsThe Waverly HotelAbbotsford LodgePoppies HotelB&B's/LodgesArden HouseThe Old RectoryHostels/CampsitesMains Farm WigwamsTrossachs TrystWild CampingWild camping is totally legal in Scotland and can be done in various locations close to Stuc a'Chroin. To add your own marker to the map, click on the appropriate symbol below the map, then click again at the location required on the map (using the crosshairs). Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. Wild Camping, A guide to good practice. This probably comes from its steep north-east face with its rocky butress giving the peak its great character. As this is one of only three Munros in the area around the town of Callander it attracts a lot of climbers. Stùc a' Chroin is most often climbed in conjunction with Ben Vorlich from Ardvorlich on Loch Earnside to the north. Stuc a'Chroin from Ben Vorlich. Ben Vorlich is the higher of the two, but the ascent from Ardvorlich on Loch Earn to the north is a shorter route than that to Stuc a‘ Chroin from the high ground above Callander to the south. Think ahead and only carry in what you are prepared to carry out. Public Transport No public transport to the start; buses do run to Lochearnhead and St Fillans. Plot a Route. Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services. Stuc a Chroin is 974m above sea level, and is in the Firth of Clyde to Strathtay region. All the walking routes up Stuc a’Chroin West Top on Mud and Routes can be found below. Train links to Dunblane/Stirling are available from all major cities in Scotland, although connecting trains may be required. Walking | Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin | Summary:These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. Add marker to map: help. The 3D image below, taken from the race website and originally courtesy of Geomantics gives a good overview of the route: Train timetables are available at National Rail Enquiries. So let me clarify…apparently there is 2 routes to Stuc A Chroin. In total it’s 16km long and getting to Stùc a’ Chroin involves some fun scrambling! This butress provides some fairly loose scrambling which is best avoided if you are not used to it. Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. At the heart of Melrose is Melrose Abbey, a Cistercian monastery dating to 1146 and the decades immediately after. Stuc a'Chroin Images : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering The route down to the bealach that leads to Stuc a’ Chroin can be quite boggy and slippery, so take care. Bury excrement in a small hole (not under boulders). Ascent: 1150m. We then give directions from that location to the route start. Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 3,700 ft Route type Loop Once at the bealach, you have two options to ascend Stuc a’ Chroin: a) follow the path zig- zagging up the hill; or b) move to the left (towards the south) onto steeper rock for some interesting scrambling. Making good walking access routes route start fun scrambling cairn on E side of summit any time of,. 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