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An Caisteal (995m) and Beinn a’Chroin (942m)

Another pair of Munros, situated close to Crianlarich, that can be walked together during a great day of hiking.

View looking north-west, with Ben Cruachan and Ben Lui in the distance

From the roadside up, An Caisteal is summited before a hike along a fabulous ridge with spectacular views on all sides.

Climbing up the slopes you can admire behind the relict Caledonian Pine in Glen Falloch, which occupies broken terrain and is a distinctive landmark feature in this transitional zone on the route north, creating a sense of entering the highlands. The decrepit nature of the trees and the fact that they appear silhouetted in isolation contribute to the scenic quality and atmospheric effect.

View of Ben More, Stob Binnein in the background, with Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean in the front

The ridge on the top is not narrow, so walkers should not worry and a short scrambling section towards the high buttress of Beinn a’Chroin can be avoided via a short detour.

You could retrace your steps, taking in the top of An Caisteal again, or walk further along the ridge to descend further eastwards.

You can find information about the trail up these two Munros here.

View looking south, with Ben Lomond prominent

Before you go…

You’ll often find yourself in locations such as working farms, estates and areas protected for their conservation value, and we hope all our visitors will act responsibly and respect their surroundings, while having a safe and enjoyable time in the National Park.

  • Always ensure you are prepared; information and practical advice on how to stay safe can be found by reading about Safety and skills in the mountains from Mountaineering Scotland and on our ‘Respect Your Park & stay safe‘ page.
  • Be aware that the owners of the land you are crossing might be engaged in deer management and other farming activities and you can help minimise the chance of disturbance. Read more about it in the Heading to the Hills practical guide.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority cannot be held responsible for any accidents, injuries or damage sustained whilst hiking in the Park. All persons taking part in such activities do so at their own risk, acknowledging and accepting the risk of accident, injury or damage.

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