Guidebook

The Tyndrum Mountain Running Classics

Four classic running routes in the Tyndrum region, each with a unique perspective of the mighty Great Glen and surrounding mountains.

Sebastian Batchelor

Description

There are so many different options and route variations even in just this small area of Scotland, but these four routes encompass the variation and beauty that the Tyndrum region has to offer. As with most mountainous routes, these are best tackled on a clear day when the views north over the Great Glen up to Ben Nevis and beyond can be fully appreciated.

All of these routes are within touching distance of the A82, but each one feels very isolated, enabling you to experience the solitude that the mountains have to offer without having to drive for hours on small roads. Out of the four, Stob Ghabhar feels the wildest and has a breath-taking eastern face that can rival many an alpine peak. If you like your ridgelines, then Ben Cruachan is the one for you.

During the long days of summer, if in good shape and moving fast, you could realistically knock off all four in only a couple of days. If feeling in need of a big challenge, then it would be possible to link them all together into a spectacular round and an almighty "day" out!

Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh
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Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh

13.7 km
1,403 m
1,402 m
If you like techy ridgelines, then this is one for you!
Severe
Private
Stob Ghabhar Solitude
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Stob Ghabhar Solitude

16.7 km
1,041 m
1,041 m
Solitude and isolation, yet just off the A82.
Difficult
Private
Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a’Chreachain
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Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a’Chreachain

21.6 km
1,256 m
1,256 m
Lovely route on good trails that has a bit of everything.
Difficult
Private
Beinn an Dòthaidh & Beinn Dorain
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Beinn an Dòthaidh & Beinn Dorain

13.4 km
1,188 m
1,187 m
If short on time, then this VK will be right up your street!
Difficult
Private