Name:Ben Vane
Hill number:76
Height:915.76m / 3004ft
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain,
Murdo, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,HHB,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 27757 09837
Summit feature:rock outcrop near small cairn
Drop:424m
Col:492m  NN263096  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL39S 364S
Observations:summit outcrop is 7m to NW of cairn. note cairn at top of gully 35m E at NN 27790 09830 is 0.52m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Surveys of Beinn Teallach and Ben Vane (Final).doc
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Ben Vorlich, Ben Vorlich North Top & Ben Vane from Inveruglas.JasonStark20/04/2024
With Rob cycled from inveruglas on a sunny cold morning. Started up by a stream ascending to join a well prepared rocky path that took all the way up to the final ascent up the arête. The snowy conditions justified vthe spikes and ice axes as precautions the summit is a large flat space. We shared with a lady bus driver from Skye and two sixty year olds. A happy group. We descended down north facing snowy slopes threading thru corrriesto traverse on an old level rail track to join the track we had climbed. The freewheel To the Loch was a welcome conclusion.david.walker4026/03/2024
Fine, icy day. With AJO.harristhedog29/01/2024
Straightforward SHC walk, up and down from Inveruglas.TRG31803/09/2023
Walkhighlands route from Inveruglas carpark.Glorious June day with amazing clear views, but a bit too hot really.Lazylizzie04/06/2023
Parked at the Inveruglas visitor centre car park (£4 cash/card) and followed the track/path up the E ridge and back. Cold wind and into the cloud at about 800m, so no views. With Gillianrichard6927/05/2023
Lucked out with the weather today again.Shinydiscoba11z26/03/2023
17.43 miles 3723ft walk, Ben Vane from Arrochar.stephenbuda15/09/2022
Weather fair.MountainMac12/08/2022
From Arrochar. Direct ascent up Beinn Narnain. On to The Cobbler, Beinn Ime and Ben Vane. Long walk out through forest track back to Arrochar.robertgn20/07/2022
Walkhighlands route from Inveruglas. Didn't fancy returning by the steps and scrambles so followed the ridge to Beinn Dubh via BV North and Far North Tops then down to the dam. Cross the burns higher up before descending: the last one is tricky to cross lower down.TRG31829/06/2022
Pupís Birthday Arrochar Alps adventureLittledave29/05/2022
With Sharon after Ben Vorlich big day.colinfielding07/05/2022
Tough day out in miserable conditions with H&KBaz with H&K13/02/2022
Munros Rnd2. Walked down Glen Kinglas to Abyssinia, crossed the burn, walked up the wide firebreak through long grass, crossed the track, climbed the deer fence and finally onto the north ridge. Beinn Dubh (774m), Ben Vane Far N Top (751m), Ben Van N Top (750m) then Ben Vane (915m). Descended to Lag Uaine and climbed up Beinn Chorranach (888m). Descended west to the van, just south of Butterbridge, by the mast. Solo.Dangerous Dave18/08/2021
With Jack, Joe, Jim Summer trip (Arrochar)fellie27/07/2021
A quick ascent from the North Top.JAdair9722/05/2021
Ben Vane Walkhighlands route from Inveruglashummusg11/05/2021
From Inveruglas.thekirkie pirate22/04/2021
From Inveruglas CP over Ben Vane, then the North tops, Beinn Dubh then down to the dam. Ice, snow and sun - a fantastic start to the year.sclater01/01/2021
With Iain. 2nd attempt of the year (not in snow this time!) Unbelievable inversions all around - complete with fog bow and brocken spectres. Down to Abyssinia for the night - joined by crew of 6 at 10pm. 3.5hr trod back through stunning Glen Uaine next day.iangpark06/11/2020
Cracking day out with great views and weather. hard climb doing Vorlich and Vane in the same day though.Kevthecat05/10/2020
With Jon. Drove up from Annan. Parked at Inveruglas and followed main path up steeply on a sunny day. Dashed down and then headed off to catch the ferry to Mull.jigglybones21/08/2020
Great route in winter conditions as I didnít expect the little climb to reach the summitemily27/01/2020
Gavin Appleton Alex Heenan, Barry McGarahan. Finns First Munro. Walked from the National Park Car Park at Inveruglas. Had a rain shower that lasted 15 minutes on the walk in. However once that cleared up it was a reasonable day. Snow for the last 250m of ascent and a some ice on the summit. Nothing too bad. Helped a couple and there two dogs over a steep rocky section they could have done with ice axes. Summitted then came a little lower for lunch. Ensured couple got back down the steep section safely then walked out. Finn loved it especially the snow he was really well behaved even when he sent on the doubled lead at the top. thought it was getting to steep and slippy for him to be charging round I thought it best to play it safe. Back at the car by 3:30 a really enjoyable day.ian-e18/01/2020
With Debs & Tali, heading home. Parked on A82 layby 1km south of tracks start as carpark closed for the roadworks. Under 4 hours, hill path being repaired.Mountain Goat02/10/2019
C & TWaltzin Delilah02/10/2019
Boggy AF walk in. Followed walkhighlands route. Lots of big bags of stones on the 'path' for work to be done, though they made for interesting obstacles because it was either climb over them or tackle the bog. Met an elderly man who was doing his first munro since a hip replacement - can't believe the speed that he got down the hill! Walked with MS & AM.kateslattery9011/08/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195305/07/2019
Climbed from Inveruglas vistor centre, left work in Hamilton at 12:30, started the hike at 14:15, returned to the car at 19:45. Clear sunshine to begin with, overcast by the end, but dry all afternoon. Didnít enjoy the false summits, but this was my 66th Munro and the fourth in the Arrochar Alps.chillyman814/06/2019
Standard there and back route from Inveruglas. Quite a steep ascent. Clear on summit but rain shower on descent.knarf10/06/2019
Nice warm day with Jan, Rachel and Sarahkbee20/04/2019
Ben Vane in the clag. Foggy virtually the whole way up, with a few snow patches in places near the summit. Saw a few other people.Jonnyiom07/04/2019
From Inveruglas Visitor Centre, Loch Lomond (NN 32270 09862). Followed Loch Sloy access road before crossing bridge at NN 29865 09506. Soon an intially boggy path before reaching steeper ground. A few not too difficult scrambly bits near the top before reaching the small summit plateau.david23020125/03/2019
Parked in the car park opposite the power station on the A82 at Inveruglas. Walked along the road and then turned right under the railway line. Folowed the road up until it forks to the left and goes over a bridge, short distance later you can see the obvious path that takes you up to Ben Vane. No views from the top thanks to the clag. Walk took 4 hrs 45 min.Anglostark15/01/2019
Nice walk, steep and interesting. Few people out, mild and foggy.Capt Malbec27/12/2018
Up steep well trodded path. Boggy low down, rocky higher up. Top 100m patches of ice made short scrambles interesting. Good long distant viewscjo09/12/2018
The usual route from Inveruglas on a sunny day, great views of the nearby lochs and hills and an enjoyable hike/scramble to the summit.Chris Mac18/11/2018
Parked at Inveruglas car park and headed along the three locks way path to start the ascent of Ben Vane. Easy paths to follow with occassional small scambling sections near the top.Zoe Little05/08/2018
SoloChris Blake13/07/2018
Veryhappybunny12/07/2018
with Ben VorlichHuwel16/05/2018
From NN 3180 0923, parking a few 100m's N. With Steve Smith. Nice walk up in thawing snow and some ice. On to the N Top.jonglew02/12/2017
Ben Vanekeithouk25/10/2017
From Arrochar via the excellent new path (Three Lochs Way) to Coiregrogain. Then a fine ascent on a good path. Pity about the weather. Of the two paths marked ascending W from NN295092, the southernmost is the better.Mark Jackson19/08/2017
revisit for beinn dubh, ben vane, ben vane north top, ben vane far north top, beinn dubh, from inveruglas cp, nice sunny hot day.robertphillips18/07/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem19/06/2017
From Inveruglas car park, up Loch Sloy access road and SW shoulder, then descended the same way. No visibility on summit.welshyboyo30/05/2017
With Mark.Jonathan Willingham16/05/2017
From bus at Inveruglas, after to Ben Vorlich and down to Tarbet via cowal wayRodge08/04/2017