Beinn a’Chleib and Ben Lui from Glen Lochay
Ben Lui is thought as being the grandest mountain in the Southern Highlands. The walk starts the car park off the A85, 10 miles from Tyndrum, requires wading across the River Lochy and if in spate may be impassible. Once across the river we go under the railway via a low bridge, which will require you to stoop or crawl along a metal grid, and then head up through a felled area of forest and then steeply up through the trees where there are some very boggy sections. After the route takes us out into open countryside and up to Stob Dubh to Beinn a’Chleibh then across to Ben Lui before heading back to car via the forest section and river crossing. It is recommended to bring a change of footwear to cross the river and gaiters for the boggy sections.
Walk duration 7hrs. The start of the walk requires a river crossing which may require wading through ankle deep water so requires change of footwear. There is also a very boggy section so gaiters are recommended In the event of adverse weather: Walk up the Corbett Beinn Churin from Dalrigh which is a 16km walk up Glen Cononish and an ascent of just over 700m. The walk offers the potential for great views especially of the central gully of Ben Lui.
For Medium, Hard and Extra Hard walks we ask walkers to make sure they have full hillwalking gear, by which we mean definitely the following: Boots, warm clothing, warm/quick drying trousers (not denim jeans), waterproof jacket and over trousers, rucsac, hat, gloves, spare fleece, packed lunch, spare food and drink, small personal first aid kit including any medications, mobile phone, headtorch, and bivvy bag if you have one, and possibly also these other items, depending on personal preference: Gaiters, rucsac cover, walking poles, spare socks, map, compass, GPS, lipsalve, camera.
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.