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Ben Challum (1,025m)

Approaching this mountain on the A82, you might not think much of the vast grassy slopes. Indeed when seen form the Glen Lochay side it looks more classically inspiring.

Kirkton Farm & Crianlarich Hills

However, most people do ascend after leaving a a layby on the main road near Kirkton Farm and following the famous West Highland Way for a short while. Just after passing Kirkton Farm you will see an old cemetery as well as the ruins of St. Fillans Chapel, along with interpretative panels. As you go higher up the mountain amazing vistas open up.

You will be treated to such gems as the distinctive peaks of Ben Lui, Ben More and Stob Binnein, as well as some fine views down to Strathfillan. At 1,025m it’s a lofty top and is reached along a short ridge that descends briefly before climbing to the main Munro top.

You can find information about the trail up Ben Challum here.

Amazing views open up as you climb up

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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