An Caisteal & Beinn a’Chroin (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN START TIME – NOW 08:30)
This walk starts in Glen Falloch a short distance from Crianlarich. From the road we follow the track to the bridge across the River Falloch and start to climb up the flank of Sron Gharbh. As we gain height towards An Caisteal what was open ground becomes a clear path to Sron Gharbh and the Twistin Hill beyond. The path follows the meandering ridge as it climbs steadily towards the summit of An Caisteal (995m) with some lumpy rocky sections.
From the summit continue south on a small path that follows the clear ridge with the occasional rocky step. After the Bealach Buidhe the path traverses diagonally south east to head slightly right from the bealach up a rocky slope. The path winds up the steep buttress of Beinn a’Chroin, with one short section of easy scrambling. From here the path is straightforward as it winds between rocky lumps and tiny lochans – a small cairn marks the summit of Beinn a’Chroin (942m). From the there are superb views of the surrounding glens and hills, from the Trossachs in south and Ben Lawers in the north.
Our descent follows a route of the north side of Beinn a’Chroin and down the ridge of Stob Glas Bheag where pick up the path droping down to Coire Earb. We follow the track to the west of the River Falloch back to the bridge and the railway and the start of the walk.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.