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Ben More and Stob Binnein from Benmore farm

5.7 miles, 1370 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 4h15m
Ben More is one of the better known mountains in this area, mainly because it is the highest in the local area, but it is also clearly visible from the A85 as it makes it's way through Glen Dochart.
This route starts from a carpark just to the East of Benmore farm where there is a small car park. On the South side of this road is a path that makes it's way up the mountainside. There are some quite obvious zig-zags, on the last set you need to leave the path and head directly up the mountain to the South-East. The best thing to do now is to follow the line of steepest ascent for 800m of ascent up mostly grassy slopes; this section has been described before as being the 'mother of all hard slogs', and it's easy to see why! As you get to the top the angle eases and there is a trigpoint on the summit (2h15m).
To continue on to Stob Binnein, head South of the summit of Ben More down to Bealach-eadar-dha-Beinn. Continue along the ridge up the well-defined slopes of Stob Binein, this isn't far but there is a little ascent to be done (3h15m).
From here it is possible to continue further along the ridge and come out at Inverlochlarig to complete a linear traverse of these two mountains. But, to return to Benmore Farm, re-trace your steps back to Bealach-eadar-dha-Beinn to turn Westward. Descend down the grassy slopes to drop back down to Benmore Burn, turn South at the bottom and you will pick up the same path you initially followed earlier in the day!
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