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Name:Ben Vorlich
Hill number:71
Height:943m / 3094ft
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
County (CoH):Dunbartonshire (CoH)
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Historic County Top,
Murdo, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 29513 12467
Summit feature:cairn on rocky outcrop
Col:311m  NN285149  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50 56
(1:25k) OL39N OL39S 364N 364S
Observations:higher than trig point 150m SE at NN 29585 12300
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  • Dunbartonshire historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 757 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Direct ascent from Arrochar. Nearly got a view from the top.dianepick05/08/2020
First hill with Martin. Started approx. 1:30pm, sunny on way up and down but rain at summit and top after a few minutes.iangpark02/08/2020
Capt Malbec31/12/2019
A weather window gave an afternoon opportunity to climb this. Sunshine, clear skies but windy with high cloud. With E from car park at Inveruglas visitor centre as far as path up from track to Loch Sloy then solo. E returned to sunbathe (!) at top of pyramid-shaped An Ceann Mòr visitor centre back at Inveruglas visitor centre while I tackled steep but well improved path up into coire of Lag Dubh. Then up to rocky ridge on the western flank and broader ridge path to trig point and cairn. Another cairn about 200 metres further along atop a small crag is the true summit. 360 views superb and had the place to myself. Return same route.Beeliner04/09/2019
Somewhat unorthodox ascent via Small hills and south top. Was delighted to pick up well worn path to the top.Oh no I forgot...27/08/2019
Debs & Tali. From Ardlui. Parked opposite station underpass although sign in hotel says you can park in the compound/yard across the road. Route as per Pocket Mountains, Southern Highlands. Last bit of the descent fiddly.Mountain Goat23/06/2019
Third ascent via the Little Hills and Vorlich N Top with the Munro Society for the David Batty Memorial walk.NormanW22/06/2019
Isbjorn 3rd Round22/06/2019
From Ardlui via Ben Vorlich North Top and returning over the Little Hills ridge. Dry day with strong wind on summit.knarf11/06/2019
Climbed from Inveruglas Vistor Centre, 5:10hrs blue skies all day.chillyman811/05/2019
Jim B10/05/2019
Jim B09/05/2019
Walked up from Inveruglas towards the reservoir . Pretty steep but rewarding views on the way up and at top . 1 other walker beat me by about 20 minutes. Little bits of snow still up there ..D SID11/04/2019
Ben Vane & Ben Vorlich. Ben Vorlich 2nd of the 2 for the day. Stayed at Ardpeaton. Cloud was at 900m very cold wind -10 wind chill. Inverugles visitors centres car park on Loch Lomond. Ran hills. Ice & heavy frost on top of Vane Ben though Vorlich colder than Vane due to the wind. Use Tailwind all day. jps66629/11/2018
Standard route out and back from Inveruglas via Loch Sloy up Lag Dubh. A lovely day with one snow shower and a light dusting of snow and fierce wind at the summit. Did the north top then returned the same way. An outstanding viewpoint and now one of my favourite mountains.Chris Mac26/10/2018
SOLO. Up from Inveruglas via the Loch Sloy dam road. The weather started and ended well but rain and low cloud were the dominant. Path was steep as described but easy to follow and a few other walkers out on the hill.Buck27/08/2018
Decended Ben Vane by making our own route down heading towards the Dam. Crossed over the loch Sloy dam to ascend a vertical hard climb which had the legs screaming all the way up Ben Vorlich! No route to follow just make your own line up. amazing views.Zoe Little05/08/2018
Seven mile county top walk from Ardlui taking around five hours, the hotel is willing to let hillwalkers park in there second carpark on the other side of road but not in the main carpark. There also then handy for a post drink. The route was gentle for a top over 3000ft much better than the slog Ive seen on YouTube going up from Loch Sloy.WAYNE ROWLETT24/07/2018
Trantham Clan02/06/2018
First visit in 38 years!thekirkie pirate24/05/2018
M2Dave Geere17/05/2018
with Ben VaneHuwel16/05/2018
Dianne Scorgie & Linda Lawson. Snow on summit saw ravens & midges. Fantastic weather with 360 degree views of snow capped mountainsLizzieG01/04/2018
From Ardvorlich via the South Top and the Little Hills. On to the N Top and the 2 Stob's before dropping down the Ardlui rly stn.jonglew03/12/2017
Ben Vorlichkeithouk23/10/2017
Dawn Oldham23/10/2017
Hal & Rafe06/10/2017
A circuit of BV's tops from Ardlui: Stob nan Coinnich Bhacain via the steepish grassy gully on the south - BV North Top - BV - BV South Top - an improvised traverse, helped by a deer track half the way to West Little Hill - East Little Hill - a descent ending in sustained wading through waist high grasses and bracken above Stuckendroin.Nick Down109/09/2017