Name:Stob Breac
Hill number:52
Height:686.4m / 2252ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 44726 16606
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:438.6m  NN 4382 1436  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) OL46N 365N
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Circuit from Inverlochlarig. Ascent via Allt a' Choire Bhain, then along ridge to An Stuchd, returning down Glen Sgionie.vuirich26/07/2023
From Inverlochlarig. The north face looked very steep on a day of light rain, so took the forest track west round the hill. It seemed to take ages to get to the fire break so there was much map checking, but it was obvious enough once reached and presented a view to the open ground high above. Quite steep but no problems. The light rain stopped so was confident enough to continue north over the summit. From the 600m contour went north west to find the steep gully heading NNE at the 470m contour. Again steep but no difficulty. This led to a deer fence with a convenient break a few metres to the left of my line, then easily down to the forest track. Along the track for a little way then found an easy line down through the plantation to the next zig zag in the track down. Then easily back on the tracks.Owen B27/04/2023
Route up as Bolton, Gill, etc. Maybe it was easier in winter with short grass, but the route was fine. No crags involved, despite the upward view, and the steepest grass is lower down by the burn. I was going to save this hill for my last Graham, see Tales from the Grahams, by Alan Dawson, but it seemed daft not to climb it whilst Simm bagging in the area.Minto28/02/2023
Over from Beinn Stacach. Steep up from the low point.davechaffey29/11/2022
Parked at 445186. Followed the track along the west side to the break at 439158. Directly up this to the Sub Simm and then north. Headed south to complete the other 3 tops with D.Dave and Anne B.bolton16/11/2022
Route as described by MichaelF. With Anne, Ralph & Phil.Dangerous Dave16/11/2022
From Inverlochlarig, over bridge, up zig zag forest track to c.NN 439 158, up firebreak to waterfall and then N over various knolls to summit. Back same way.MichaelF24/10/2022
DRC walk from Inverlochlarig. Forest track through Glen Sgionie, steeply up following burn and deer fence to An Stuchd, along the ridge to 500m beyond Stob Breac, steeply down eastwards, followed burn through gap in trees and onto another track back to Inverlochlarig.TRG31823/10/2022
From Inverlochlarig as ever. The zig-zag track is quite eroded but I bet it's replaced with a logging road quite soon. I took the fork to the W side of the hill then up the obvious firebreak at 439158 staying on the N side of the burn; it's just past a stone enclosure in the trees. Drier and firmer than most firebreaks even after heavy rain, steep by a small waterfall and then longer steep exit to the open hill. Easy thereafter to a big area of peat, easy slopes to the summit beyond. On the way back, I crossed to the S of the burn above the waterfall and found a deer superhighway through old trees to a mossy fire break, N on this to rejoin the burn near the track. This will be my last ever firebreak. Thank goodness.Gill10/10/2022
Parked in the car park and followed the farm road through Inverlochlarig and on to the splendid new footbridge. Then followed the SMC route up the desperately steep ascent of the Stob a' Choin. Then along the ridge visiting Meall Reamhow North Top, Meall Reamhow, and Creag na h-lolaire; before a tricky steep descent to Creag Chaorannach, and on to the pleasant little bump Cnoc na Nathrach. Then S to N along the Stob Breac ridge, where the going is much easier. Visited outlier Beinn Mheadonach, An Stuchd, Sob Breac Far South Top, Stob Breac South Top, and finally Stob Breac. I did not fancy a lengthy steep descent after so many steep sections already. So, I backtracked to the col before the south top, turned west, taking a gently graded grassy rake with a stream much the way to the top of the forest. I then went down the gap followed by the stream with a dog leg to the grassy forest road. Much of the route was slow going, so a 9 hour trek trek covering 20km with 1400m of ascent.silveracorn_alan25/08/2022
approach tracks very grassy and wet; I didn't fancy the recommended route by the Allt a' Choire Bhan as this looked very tussocky and steep, so I carried on for another mile on the track to its highest point and followed another stream up to the open from where the summit was gained after a little wander. To descend, I followed a gully and stream which went through the forest to the track on the west side, a much pleasanter track.IanHHill18/08/2022
From Inverlochlarig, up forest track around east side and up the fire break with the burn. It was wet and slippy underfoot so when I reached the narrow section beside waterfall I plunged into the trees on the right to reach a small clearing, thought this might be another fire break that would get me to top of forest but it didn't last and was forced to push back though the trees again to get back to the main firebreak above the waterfall. Eventully came out onto opn hillside and it was a pretty unrelenting climb to the top. Decided to head south from top to head for An Stuchd.Jossker06/08/2022
solo. meant to continue to Stob a'Coin, but moving too slowly. Warm. Very steep. No midges, but clouds of flies.langskill11/07/2022
Followed SMC route with return over An Stuchd. Once on forest track on return route, had to negotiate a fallen tree by crossing burn and then back. Followed by flocks of flies most of the way up and back!PaulineD24/06/2022
After bagging the Corbett, ascended the south ridge then decended Allt a choire Bhain, which is a wide fire break. Rough with a bad section of a waterfall. Crossed burn to avoid it.Jhimmy23/04/2022
MMC walk by 5 men and a dog from Inverlochlarig following zigzags and track to the western valley, then to the end of the valley and a fenceline to the south end of long undulating ridge. Great views all along this ridge. Descended steeply down Allt an coire Bhan. A lovely day. 13k, 600m, 5 hours.alexmaclennan12/02/2022
Stob Breac (G), Stob a'Choin (C), Meall Mor (G), 25km, 10hrsHuwel03/12/2021
Track with zigzags from Inverlochlarig, then via wide gap in trees on north steep side of hill. Fairly easy to avoid minor crags. Back by same route. Red stalking flag hoisted in glen but Stob Breac run by forestry company with only occasional stalking, according to local advice.willyross06/10/2021
Track from Inverlochlarig to NN 45526 17352, through gap in trees beside burn and up to Stob Breac. Along the ridge to An Stuchd, down through gap in trees to Glen Sgionie track.TRG31830/05/2021
Track from Inverlochlarig to NN 45526 17352, through gap in trees beside burn and up to Stob Breac. Along the ridge to Beinn Mheadhonach, climbed the deer fence at NN 44361 14674 and down through gap in trees to Glen Sgionie track.TRG31829/04/2021
From Inverlochlarig by the SMC Graham's book route.Grinner30/08/2020
Straightforward route up break in forest from car park at Inverlochlarig to Stob Breac, An Stuchd, Beinn Mheadhonach, Creag na h-Iolaire, Meall Reamhar and Stob a' Choin.sclater07/02/2020
From the car park towards Blairchreich, then the forest track to the tree break directly north of Stob Breac. Up the northern flank to the Stob, then along the ridge southwards taking in each recognised top to An Stuchd. Continued south to Beinn Mheadhonach, then back to take in Cnoc na Nathrac before heading along the burnside gap in the forest to the track through Glen Sgionie back to the start. 3.15 hours round.summitter17/05/2019
a cold wet dayoatcake16/02/2019
Stob Breac, An Stuchd, Beinn Mheadhonach and Cnoc na Nathrach from Inverlochlarig. Short unpleasant section of forest to reach easy open ground then track along Glen Sgionie. Almost continuous rain.RobertP26/08/2018
From Inverlochlarig via the zigzags and the vestigial path on the NE (near) side of the Allt a'Choire Bhan, which requires some grassy ledgework where the sidewalls close in around a waterfall. Thence to the ridge, circling North to take in the North Tp, Stob Bhreac itself, the South Top, Far South Top, An Stuchd, Beinn Mheadonach after a steady descent, and the pleasant viewpoint of Cnoc na Nathrach, with its embedded quartz summit. I made the mistake of crossing the dilapidated deer fence and floundering in the mud and serried trees of the Darien Gap between there and the start of the Glen Sgoinie track.Nick Down129/04/2018
SMC route from car park at end of public road past Ardcarnaig. Estate roads & tracks to forest track contouring around hill & up fire break beside burn & waterfall from NE. 4 hours 16rogreeves18/04/2017
Started from small parking area about a mile along the track beyond Loch Voil hostel. Track then a reasonable combination of fire breaks up to Stob Breac, nicely south along the ridge to An Stuchd across to Taobh na Coille seeing a badger on the way at about 1.00pm in the open then north to Beinn Stacach. In descent missed best line I think due to misplacing my compass, so a bit of a struggle through the trees.dickscroop05/11/2016
Used the zig zag track then straight up through the big gap in the forestry which was not bad really. Came down by burn to the east, which had some interesting steep sections beside falls within the forest. Care might be needed in snow/dark. All easy today though.jenx07/09/2016
From CP at road end. Track towards Blaircreich farm then grassy track off up to GR 446178 where easily possible to climb steep grassy slopes to a rickety deer fence. Then steep rising ramp left to right and then back left to gain ridge. Undulates until summit gained. Descended to east on obvious gully line then wide ride in forest to track. Some care on a steep section over a waterfall. Used track to return to CP in 3hrs.nordicstar07/09/2016
Solo. From car park at the start of the track to Inverlochlarig. Walked along road and track towards Blaircreich. Shortly before Blaircreich took forest track that goes in a wide zig zag up through the forest. At a junction took the track that goes round the northern side of Stob Breac. When I came to Allt a' Choire Bhàin I went up the true left side of the burn. This is the route recommended in ‘The Grahams & the Donalds’ published by Scottish Mountaineering Trust in 2015. Once out of the forest continued upwards to reach summit of Stob Breac. No deer fences to climb over this way. Continued south to Graham top and Cnoc na Nathrach before returning through the forest.pwbellarby04/08/2016
Battered by wind and rain, glanced around would have been a pleasant view. Could see a bit, did not hang around just descended straight off peak to camp. Company: Martin Stewartiandesbottes16/07/2016
With GHC in lovely sunshine and calm conditions. Up from the east via the stream and down the west after completing the long north/south ridge.Play2End16/08/2015
A pretty direct line of attack from Glen Voil road-end. Slightly less direct descent for knee-saving purposes. (
Did after Stob a' Choinduchally13/05/2015
Solo trip from Inverlochlarig.Invicta1417/06/2014
From car park. Forest provides puzzle as to the best fire break and the hill itself is not dull when you have steep grassy slopes with fresh snow to contend with, Rob HW.Martin R02/03/2014
up from end of public road tracks then open hillside to summit hard packed snow easy walking.robertphillips16/02/2014
Solo from Road end to Corbett Stob a'Choin. Steep up through wet grass to gain North ridge. Both tops to ensure summit. Onto sub Hump and other tops to Graham Stob Breac ridge. Mist and rain after the CTs. Back over Stob Breac Graham and tops, steep down N slope to finish.nordicstar11/08/2013
And 15/03/2022 and 22/02/2023chrispine25/08/2012
Used forest tracks and then through the forest from the north west to the summit.JohnW19/06/2012
8 of 11: From South top.ChrisR12/05/2012
MC From Inverlochlarig.Martin6604/03/2012
From Stob a'Choin via 438144 and a deer fence. Continued down north face in twilight, encountering some rough ground and several more deer fences.Topographer5709/08/2011
Sunny, hot humid, very steep, good views.iangalbraith18/07/2011
CK SheilaS12/04/2011
From Inverlochlarig to Stob a'Choin, Stob Bread and Beinn StacachGallovidian25/07/2009