Another pair of Munros, situated close to Crianlarich, that can be walked together during a great day of hiking. A more challenging walk for confident hillwalkers with map reading skills.
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.
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.
Find out more information about the trail up these two Munros.
Crianlarich lies within the area of Breadalbane, north of Loch Lomond. A railway stop on the famous West Highland Line, it’s a popular destination where people can stop off for an afternoon tea, or get off the train and explore the hills and nearby footpaths of Strathfillan and Glen Falloch.
Facilities in the area include:
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.
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.