Rugged Run – Ben Cruachan (Iain)

I’ve never had a desire to climb all the Munro’s. I’d rather just climb the good one’s again rather than do one of the less interesting ones. Why spend a day going to climb the 282nd most interesting Munro when you could go and climb one of the top 100 or even the top 10 most interesting?

Climbing a hill just to tick it off a list seems a bit pointless.

Which is why, I’ve only every climbed about 20 Munro’s but I’ve done them all multiple times and they are all some of the most interesting (to me) one’s!

This was my fourth time up Ben Cruachan. The last time I was there was a few years ago, it was the hottest day of the year and of the ten people I was with who started the walk. Only 4 got to the top. The rest conked out in the heat on the way up.

This time the forecast was for it to be even hotter than that day but when we got to the hill it was very cloudy and overcast. Check out the video to see how we got on….



Rating: 5 out of 5.

One of my favorite munro’s but its a hard slog. Do it on a nice day so the views at the top are good.


Rating: 2 out of 5.

There is a small car park at the start but if its full you will have to park 1km away from the start.


Rating: 1 out of 5.

There are no faciliteis at the start of the walk.

Nearest cafe

Rating: 3 out of 5.

There are a few cafe’s nearby but I didn’t stop at any of them.

Run Surface

70% trail, 30% firetrack road. The trail is a mix of rough paths and rocky routes.

Dog Friendly



1100 m

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