Ben Cruachan And Stob Daimh

Ben Cruachan

Ben Cruachan is the Highest peak in Argyll and Bute at 1126m (3694 ft) and can be walked with nearby Stob Daimh

The tiny Falls of Cruachan train station is on the West Highland Line between Glasgow and Oban. A request-only stop, it gives easy access to the fabulous craggy ridge walk of the Cruachan Horseshoe.

The first train from Glasgow arrives at 10:52am and the last return train is 6:42pm. For fit walkers the eight hours in between should be enough to complete the circular walk that takes in two Munros, Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh.

From the station, walkers cross the A85 to spot a wooden sign pointing the way to Ben Cruachan. The wide track leads to a huge feat of industrial engineering, the Cruachan Dam. At the head of Cruachan Reservoir, the power station is open to visitors and is well worth a visit.

Next climb the steep slopes of magnificent Ben Cruachan. Stob Daimh is located to the north-east of the ridge before the descent back to the station.

In good weather the views  are breathtaking, overlooking Loch Awe and a landscape of multiple Highlands peaks.

Note: This train service runs between March and October only.