Tyndrum and Crianlarich

Tyndrum and Crianlarich are gateway towns to the west coast and the Highlands. They are both within two hours of driving from Glasgow on the A82 road. They are also a good base for mountain days out - and both towns have nice pubs where you can rest and relax after a good day out in the mountains!

 

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Tyndrum mines to Sron nan Colan

Easy

3-5 hours

An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin double

Moderate

6-8 hours

Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Moderate

6-9 hours

Tyndrum mines to Sron nan Colan

It's easy to drive through the small town of Tyndrum without knowing that it's overlooked by lead mines hundreds of years old, on a hillside to the west. Today the mines have long been unused but they make an interesting and history-laden shorter day out. The mine shafts themselves are all fenced off. After following a meandering path up through the bare and rocky hillside, we continue up the hill of Sron nan Colan (590m) for views over this scenic area of the western highlands.

Duration: 3-5 hours

Route difficulty: Easy

Route information: Full details of the meeting place and time will be emailed to you in advance (see more on how to book). This is a half day walk but can take a little longer depending on the speed of the group, so we will usually meet in the morning at the VisitScotland car park in Tyndrum.

Mountains climbed: Sron nan Colan (590m)

Group ratio: 2 people minimum. Up to 10 people per guide.

Prices: 2 people = £50 per person | 3-4 people = £40 per person | 5 people = £35 per person | 6 people = £30 per person | 7 or more people = £25 per person

An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin

An Caisteal (995m) means 'The Castle' in Scottish Gaelic and from some angles this munro does look steep - though certainly not as steep as a castle wall! However this hike takes the easiest way up, approaching from the A82 road to the north. An Caisteal has an impressive summit offering views to the south over Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park, and north to the Breadalbane mountains. Beinn a'Chroin (942m), the second munro on this hike, involves a brief scramble to get to the top but is broad and flat once this is reached.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Route difficulty: Moderate

Route information: Full details of the meeting place and time will be emailed to you in advance (see more on how to book). This is a full day hike, so we will meet in the morning either at the train station in Crianlarich or at the layby by the A82 - this will depend on how you are arriving and if you have your own car or bus.

Mountains climbed: An Caisteal (955m), Beinn a'Chroin (942m)

Group ratio: Up to 8 people per guide

Prices: 1 person = £150 | 2 people = £80 per person | 3 people = £60 per person | 4 people = £55 per person | 5-6 people = £45 per person | 7-10 people = £40 per person | 11+ people = £30 per person

Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Beinn Dorain (1076m) and Beinn an Dothaidh (1004m) are a pair of munros (Scottish mountains over 3000 feet or 914m high) near Bridge of Orchy. Easy to get to on the A82 that runs up the west of Scotland, they make a good day trek. Starting off at Bridge of Orchy, this route will take you up both mountains. Beinn an Dothaidh offers great views over the bleak expanse of Rannoch Moor towards Glencoe and the north.

Duration: 6-9 hours

Route difficulty: Moderate

Route information: Full details of the meeting place and time will be emailed to you in advance. This is a full day walk, so we will meet in the morning at the Bridge of Orchy hotel.

Mountains climbed: Beinn Dorain (1076m), Beinn an Dothaidh (1004m)

Group ratio: Up to 8 people per guide

Prices: 1 person = £150 | 2 people = £80 per person | 3 people = £60 per person | 4 people = £55 per person | 5-6 people = £45 per person | 7-10 people = £40 per person | 11+ people = £30 per person

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