Beinn Tulaichean & Cruach Ardrain
This walk includes two of the better known munros in the Southern Highlands. Cruach Ardrain has a distinctive outline which makes it easily recognisable. Our route starts from the car park at the end of the C class road in Balquidder where there is ample parking. We walk through the farm area of Inverlochlarig, the site of Rob Roy’s house. Just after the bridge at the Inverlochlarig burn we start our ascent of Beinn Tulaichean. The climb is gradual for the first few hundred meters and then the gradient increases for the second half of the climb to the summit. The terrain is grassy but with no defined path the going is challenging as we climb to the summit ridge. Once on the southern ridge we have a short 500m walk to the summit cairn (946m). The Tulaichean summit gives excellent views to the south and the braes of Balquidder. Our walk then continues north as we drop down to the bealeach (100m) and then climb up to the summit of Cruach Ardrain (1046m). Here we have good views to the north, Ben More and Ben Lui. Our return route sees us retrace our steps to the bealeach where we drop down to the east and the Inverlochlarig burn. We meet a hill track that takes us south back to the farm and our car park.
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.