After our trek from Glencoe to Fort William, we wanted to go camping again in the Highlands, before the beginning of the winter. We found the perfect location for a two days trek: Tyndrum. Tyndrum is a small Scottish village that lies in between three little mountains, at the end of the Strath Fillian valley and the beginning of the Valley of Glen Lochy. Not far from the village, behind the woods and the hills, an adventurous hiker will discover fascinating places. One of these places is the mysterious mountain of Ben Lui, and its surrounding munros, Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig.
Encounter with a gang of cows on the way to Ben Lui
Radiant majesty of Ben Lui
En route to the top!!
The shadow of the clouds made me feel like I was underwater
We had to pass some steep sections from time to time
On the very top of Ben Lui! Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig on the left.
Here you can see Loch Awe and Stob Diamh and Ben Cruachan in the distance.
You can read the report of the walk to Stob Diamh here.
The top of Ben Lui and a view on the hollow of Gaothach. You can see Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig in the background.
The col between Ben Lui and Ben Oss. Such a lovely place!
Tribute to my boots, they’re kind of a part of my body after all!
Loch Oss from Ben Oss. A view on the Ben More area (South of the small village of Crianlarich).
You can actually see An Casteal and Beinn Chabhair that we climbed in March.
Loch Oss from Beinn Dubhcrhaig
A view on Loch Oss, Ben Oss and Loch Lomond on the left-hand side. I think we can see the Cobbler and a small bit of Loch Fyne
Wonderful colors over Loch Fyne (or is it Loch Long? I’m not sure)
This is the best campsite EVER. If you intend to stay overnight in the area I definitely recommend this spot which is the driest miles around. It’s exactly 5km South of Tyndrum on the OS map (Coile Coire Chuilc, next to the Gleann Auchreoch
That’s when the fabric of my boot took fire :)
Happy New Year y’all! Bonne année et tanti auguri!