The ridge continues in a curve, high above Loch Oss, onwards to the summit of Ben Oss at 1029m. The other three peaks in the group are Beinn a' Chleibh, Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig. Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. Start Point: Park your car at Dalrigh, a short distance ... head North West to the summit of Beinn Dubhcraig (978m, GR308255). At the pools, return back down via the corrie and pick up the path along the burn. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs. I can honestly say, this has been one of the best Easter Sundays I have experienced if you don’t count the years before my 12th birthday. Both path and bridge … A selection of weather forecasts local to this route. In winter, a cornice establishes itself over the northern coire - Coire Gaothach and the peak is famed for its winter climbing. We found our own way onto the ridge on the way up and decided to use the path on the return thinking it would be quicker. We then give directions from that location to the route start. The total ascent is 1,438 metres. Glad the ground was solid as I could easily walk across what I imagine would be very heavy ground in wetter weather (the ice was a different hazzard). This walk will take in the easterly two Munros of that group - Beinn Dubhcraig (Mountain of the Black Rock) and Ben Oss (Hill of the Elk). Head back through the woods and to Dalrigh. Photo: John Armitstead, CC BY-SA 2.0. Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig from Dalrigh Some guidebooks describe the route from Dalrigh to Dubhchraig as involving a boggy path and a dilapidated bridge over the Allt Gleann Auchreaoch. Ben Lui alone makes a great round, but it's better still combined with the adjoining Munros Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig, nice peaks in their own right. Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss 'In the Shadow of Ben Lui' - Duration: 21:07. Return via the same tracks to Tyndrum. Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig form a curved ridge around Loch Oss and are generally climbed together. Beinn Dubhchraig; Beinn Dubhchraig seen from Ben Oss across Coire Garbh and Loch Oss. Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services. An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route. Again and again I counted my exit time and came to the conclusion that not only was I very tired, but I was very late. Tyndrum has two stations - you need the lower one. Climbed Ben Dubhchraig by itself on a short sub zero heavy ground frosted day. Beinn Dubhchraig. Ben Oss has craggy sections and many rocky outcrops, particularly on its N face overlooking Glen Cononish. … for Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss Happy Easter! From Tyndrum (A82) travel 2 km East to a car park at junction with minor road, near Lochan nan Arm. Ben Oss reaches a height of 1029 metres (3376 feet) and qualifies as a Munro and a Marilyn. I combined these mountains with Ben Lui and Beinn a Chleibh (dropped off and picked up at the end though). Routes to Ben Lui, Ben Oss, Beinn Dubhchraig & Beinn a'Chleibh Ben Lui is a spectacular mountain with excellent views and due to its shape, is easily identified from other summits. Beinn Dubhchraig & Ben Oss The Tyndrum Hills - by Gary Paton. It's possible to drop down the steep northwest slope from Ben Oss to the Allt Coire Laoigh, and then to continue via the Cononish track. In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk. If you want to avoid the mud, deep heather and deer fences, follow the road up Glen Cononish to Cononish Farm where a bridge (NN304283) leads onto the fairly steep, but easy, northern slopes of Beinn Dubhcraig. I've never encountered so much muck ever!!!!! Also, when you cross the Allt Gleann Auchreoch there are two choices: the left hand path takes you into the mud bath. The Munro Ben Oss – and its neighbour Beinn Dubhchraig – had long been on my list of bags-to-do. Beinn Dubhchraig is a Scottish mountain eight kilometres west of Crianlarich in the northern part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent. Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. Almost invariably, Ben Oss is climbed from the north east with a start point at Dalrigh, and often in conjunction with an ascent of Beinn Dubhchraig. This proved to be a wet, but not muddy, route trodden by fisherman and follows the riverbank upstream leaving you to plow uphill through moss and heather. The meaning of the name “Ben Oss” is “Loch-outlet hill”. Start from carpark, not visible from main road (A85), Follow rough road W past Dalrigh to railbridge, Continue W until 250m E of Cononish Farm, then head S to bridge over river, From bridge ascend SE to easy slopes to above Creag Bhocan, Bear NNE and follow ascent path back to the start. The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. The group were soon off and moving once again, this time we descended north from the summit and then moved northeast onto the northern shoulder of Ben Oss at 941m. Weather/Conditions: In the morning at 4am, I'd camped at nearly 900m on Beinn Chuirn, so it was very cold. I looked down Loch Lomond to Dumbarton Rock, which was tiny and nearly invisible, lost among the giant hills. Just beyond Dalrigh, a bridge crosses the River Cononish and heads west along the railway line. Use the Allt Coire Dubhcraig to guide you through the forest plantation, before you reach the open ground of the mountain's lower slopes. Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhchraig Ben Oss (#3) was clear on the summit. Ben Challum Sept 20th 2016 - Duration: 8:19. The ridge down to the bealach is broad and holds a few small lochans within the schist rock hollows. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages. This is the main route onto Beinn Dubhchraig & Ben Oss. Pick your way up into the corrie, before gaining the ridge of Beinn Dubhcraigh. Beinn Dubhchraig is linked to the adjacent Munro of Ben Oss, which lies two kilometres to the west, by the Bealach Buidhe pass which has a height of 2,556 feet. Ben Oss and the winding ridge running back to Beinn Dubhcraig from the summit of Ben Lui. I climbed these last *summer* and the mud was, without exaggeration, more than knee deep and impossible to avoid in a ~10 foot radius around one of the styles. Please note: Car Free Walks are not responsible for the accuracy of public transport information. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass. Difficulty: ⛰️/⛰️⛰️ Min 3 – Max 6 £ Ben Lui from Beinn Chuirn. Your approach route may differ. On the return journey at the first bealach met from Ben Oss descend North into the Coire. Not a difficult route once you have negotiated the forest. A moderate, circular walk (mountain (above 600m)) starting in Stirlingshire, Scotland, about 8.50km (5.28 mi) long, duration: ~4:00h. Allow 6.5 hours to complete this 19.25 km route. Beinn Dubhchraig, usually climbed together with its neighbour Ben Oss, is part of the Ben Lui range of mountains. Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig “Elk Hill” or “Hill of the Loch Outlet” and “Peak of the Black Crags” 1 day – 2 Munros. The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. There are corries to … Beinn Dubhchraig is situated 1¼ miles east of Ben Oss. However, this is a longer option; a quicker, and probably more enjoyable option is to retrace your steps along the ridge. Infobox Mountain Name = Beinn Dubhchraig Photo = Ben_Dubhchraig_from_Ben_Oss.jpg Caption = Beinn Dubhchraig seen from Ben Oss … Big mistake! 21:07. This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route. Great views of Oss and Lui on ascent and descent. There were cracking views of Ben Lui, Ben Dorain and to the south an awesome view of Ben Lomond. Otherwise, a generally sunny day with cumulus clouds and blue sky. From the station, pick up the West Highland Way heading south. Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, about 18.10km (11.25 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 8:15h (1 overnight stay). There … A really enjoyable sunny day which took 5 hrs. When viewed from the north or south it is seen as a distinct pointed hill in contrast to its more bulky neighbour Beinn Dubhchraig, with which it is usually climbed. The ridge down to the bealach is broad and holds a few small lochans within the schist rock hollows. Look for a cluster of small pools, which mark the ridge proper. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers. Took the route up through the superb wintry forest and out onto the hillside approaching the mountain up the NE ridge. I began to fall backwards, but fortunately grabbed the fence wire and it held :) We tried Kathleen Haddows suggestion of taking the right path on crossing the Allt Gleann Auchreoch. Eventually the path reaches an undulating rocky ridge and a clear path along the ridge links the two Munros, Beinn Dubhchraig at the east end and the higher Ben Oss at the west. If you head up the hill beside the river be warned, The path is really boggy and muddy. The image below is from the Dalrigh hiking car park, 1 mile southeast of Tyndrum village, next to the A82 road. It can be a wet hike to start with but you can take your mind off the damp by relishing the views, which are almost immediately stunning and include the mountains Ben Lui and Beinn Dorain beyond Tyndrum.. A short but steep ascent to the south-east takes you to the 978m top of Dubhchraig, before you retrace your steps to head west, with great views of Loch Oss, to reach Ben Oss at 1,029m. It's a steep drop into the bealach between the peaks, followed by a steady pull onto Ben Oss. Who knows why I have left it years before attempting it but maybe it just seemed too accessible. There are great views south over the Crianlarich Hills, and into the dramatic corrie of Beinn Laoigh. Lots of sun on Oss and Dubhchraig. Once you have had a sandwich, return along the ridge and continue past the pools towards Ben Oss. A moderate, circular walk (mountain (above 600m)) starting in Stirlingshire, Scotland, about 15.70km (9.76 mi) long, duration: ~7:00h. Ben Dubhcraig is rocky on the southern face but this is avoided. The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area. It stands in a group of hills in the Cononish glen to the west of Tyndrum which consists of three other Munros (Ben Lui, Beinn Dubhchraig and Beinn a' Chleibh) and the Corbett Beinn Chùirn. ... Climbed Ben Dubhchraig by itself on a short sub zero heavy ground frosted day. My only comment here is watch those styles over the deer fences. Ben Oss summit with Ben Lui beyond, May 2008. Take Bill Wales advice and bike/walk to Cononish Farm. , a generally sunny day which took 5 hrs tracks and paths to gain altitude where you will find services. ) was clear on the horizontal and ascent components of a group of four Munros lie! 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