At 764mts the recent addition to the Corbett family (July 2016) provides an excellent walk.
The walk beginning in Lochgoilhead initially takes in part the Cowal Way before heading away from the way marked trail.
The snowy summit of Beinn Bheula on the opposite side of Loch.
Navigation of the Cowal Way isn’t problematic, initially on a forestry road, then a hill track to the gates fence line before the open hill. The path is less distinguished however, marker posts lead the way.
Once on the open hill, the views open up, the hills enhanced by the recent snow fall-caught at sunrise only made the views better.
From the top marker post, it’s time for the open hill. I was fortunate to pick up a track through the snow made by a previous group, looks like they’d headed in via The Brack.
The gain in elevation provides more stunning views in all directions.
The summit view is stunning. It’s worth walking out to the furthest point to gain a better vantage point over the surrounding lochs.
Descent made by the ascent route in slightly better light. Allowing a quick stop off at one of the waterfalls.
A great shift on the hill in ideal conditions, providing excellent vistas.
At 943mts Ben Vorlich is a Munro and forms part of the ‘Arrochar Alps’.
The start/finishing point is at Inveruglas, Loch Lomond. Parking is adjacent to the Loch Sloy power station on the shoreside, charges apply when the machine is working.
An early start meant the first few miles were in darkness. Initially along the main road then onto the tarred access road to the Sloy dam, an easy straightforward approach.
The start of the hill section is highlighted by a cairn at the side of the road.
Pic taken on return off hill.
Leaving the main road it’s a steep ascent, eroded path, washed out and boggy sections await until the path improves higher up. Views over Loch Sloy are obtained in the initial climb.
Pushing on, the views only get better – Loch Lomond and it’s islands catching the most attention.
The path eventually tapers out to become a less relentless, enjoyable ascent.
Onwards to the trig and the summit cairn just beyond, sadly the clag came in within seconds of reaching the summit.
Returning on the same route, the descent of the lower section was a slippy one!
A great morning on the hill and well worth the early start! 👍