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Ben More (1,174m)

There are four Munros in Scotland with the name More (meaning ‘big’ in Gaelic), the others being Ben More on the Isle of Mull, Ben More Assynt in Sutherland and Bynack More in the Cairngorms. Inside the National Park, Ben More and its close neighbour Stob Binnein are located close to Crianlarich and relatively easy to reach from there by public transport.

At 1,174m and with an elevation of 986m, this Munro is a challenging climb and the pyramid shape of the mountain makes it steep. Most people start from Ben More Farm on the A85, walking south-east to Ben More and then on to Stob Binnein.

The summit of Ben More has a large cairn and thanks to its loftiness the views from here are usually superb. You can see a many mountains of the southern Highlands over to Ben Lawers above Loch Tay and also Ben Lui in the west.

The upland slopes and summits of Ben More and Stob Binnein offer panoramic views over the surrounding area, accessible only by foot. These areas are remote and generally unspoilt. The Stob Binnein Ben More SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) has many rare upland plant communities. Upland birds, eg. ptarmigan, red grouse, breeding waders, skylark, buzzard, golden eagle and mammals like red deer, mountain hare are all present and often visible when hiking.

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

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.

Scots pines in Glen Falloch

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