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Ben Challum

A very distinctive mountain which dominates the landscape to the north of Crianlarich. It is the largest and highest of the mountains to the east of Strath Fillan.   Fron the summit portion this walk gives fine views of Ben More, Stob Binnein and Ben Lui.  Our walk starts at the car parking area at the side of the A82.  After crossing the West Highland Railway and the River Fillan at Kirkton Farm the route leads directly uphill to the northeast slope of the hill to the south top. From there the ridge leads 800m to the summit top which lies due north and above the Taobh Garbh corrie.   Views from the summit are impressive showing Glen Lochay to the north east and Ben Lui to the south west. Return is by the same route to the car park..

Walk date:
Monday 31st May, 2021
Walk leader:
Alistair Hepburn
Walk start time:
8:30 am
Walk end time:
3:00 pm (estimated)
Total distance / Total ascent / High point:
12 km / 910 m / 1025 m
Ticket price:
Tickets are sold out or not yet/no longer on sale.
Total tickets remaining: 5
Safety notesGear requiredMap of start locationWalk T&Cs

This walk is on open hillside. The summit area is steep and exposed. A faint path takes us up most of the way and involves crossing several stiles.

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.

1. Risk.
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.

2. Children.
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.

4. Dogs.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).

5. Smoking.
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.

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