Beinn an Lochain,once listed as a Munro but demoted to Corbett status after additional surveys.
View over Loch Restil at start of ascent.
Views from the rocky trail that leads to the summit never disappoint, making the 1.5 mile ascent worth every step.
Parking available in the lay-by between Loch Restil and Butterbridge.
The start of the walk is over soft wet ground,however due to the recent dry spell conditions were favourable. Once the climb starts the soft ground gradually turns to a well defined rocky path that has been carved into the vegetation of the hillside. The ascent continues to the summit with very little in the way of level ground or drop in altitude.
A small and short lived scramble doesn’t pose a problem.
The well defined and easy to navigate path changes direction as it zig zags its way up the hill, climbing to the base of the final ascent. It is a steep walk and the rocky trail varies over the rugged terrain. There are numerous grassy outcrops giving access to additional vistas.
The views en route to the summit just get better and better.
An interactive Map with stats and additional pictures can be found by clicking HERE.
This is a stellar walk. I cannot recommend it too highly. It has remarkable views, enough exposure to be interesting, and it avoids the heavier traffic of the climbs from Arrochar. It, and it’s companion, Ben Donich are much overlooked.
Did it 4 years ago and still remains one of my favourite hills yer. The second visit was well overdue.