Ben Vorlich from Inveruglas
Ben Vorlich


Estimated net time 4-5 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water Several sources of running water in the lower half of the route.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route, except a short section around start of the path (April 2014).
Parking Room for many cars at the car park by Inveruglas Visitor Centre.
Start height 10 metres
Vertical metres 960 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 13.8 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Ben Vorlich trail head by Inveruglas Visitor Centre.
  Start of service road towards Loch Sloy.
  Start of path to Ben Vorlich.


From the junction between roads A82 and A83 on the north-west shores of Loch Lomond drive 6.4 km (4.0 mi) north on road A82. Park on the right hand side of the road, at the Inveruglas Visitor Centre.

Start your hike by following A82 south, partly on the side-walk and partly on a gravel path along the road, 800 metres. Turn right onto a service road leading up to the dam at Loch Sloy, and follow this road up to the transformation station after 1.1 km. Make sure you continue straight ahead on the tarmac road, and continue another 2.0 km. Keep a look-out for two small stone cairns on the right hand side of the road, and head up the path starting by the two cairns. Follow this path uphill, first north-east and from 500m more north. When the path forks at 895m follow the left branch (but the right branch will also do the job), which will take you up to 40 metres north of the trigonometric point. Turn left and walk 150 metres north to the true summit, which is marked by a pile of stones.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.


28. April 2014

This was a nice hike in fine territory, with sun in the first part of the hike. By the time I got to the summit it had turned a little hazy so the views were a little limited. I met several other hikers during the hike.

After the hike I found myself a room at the Arrochar Hotel.

Photos 28.04.2014