MUNRO CENTRAL

An Caisteal and Beinn a' Chroin from Glen Falloch

7.9 miles, 969 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 4h15m
This route takes in two easily accessible mountains near to Crianlarich. I did this route in typical Scottish rain, it's well-suited for a rainy or easier day.
You need to pick up the track that takes you under the railway starting at 369239, there are numerous laybays on the A82 at this point. Follow this track as it makes it's way under the railway and continue along it for a kilometre or so. There isn't a 'right' point to leave this track, but leave this track and make your way up the grassy slopes of Sron Gharbh. The most obvious place to leave the track may be when you cross a small stream at 376229, the way up to Sron Gharbh is a steady ascent up grassy slopes all the way to the top with a couple of rocky outcrops. Once on this top follow the ridge Southwards down to the flatter ground before ascending up Twistin hill and onwards finally to the summit of An Caisteal identified by a small cairn (2h30m).
Head South off the summit of An Caistel, the ridge narrows as you reach the open col between An Caisteal and Beinn a' Chroin. From the col turn to the East, this ridge narrows as you climb upwards and you will need to pick your way between a series of rocky outcrops. The high-point in this instance will be difficult to identify in poor visibility. It is marked by a small cairn, with a small loch to the West. If you pass over all the high-points then you will cross over it! (3h).
To get down make your way to the low-point between Beinn a' Chroin and the slightly lower (940m) Eastern summit. Head directly Northwards where you will pick up the start of one of the tributaries that join to form the River Falloch. Follow this tributary down making sure that you are on it's West side, you will eventually pick up the same track you followed earlier on the route.
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