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Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, about 17.56km (10.91 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:45. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 1007m (3303ft)
Loss 1017m (3336ft)
Max. Elevation 1000m (3280ft)
Elevation (total) 2024m (6639ft)
Start & End
Lower Tyndrum Station
Distance 17.56km
Duration ~6:45
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 04 May 2010
These two mountains are a good day out in the Tyndrum Hills. From Lower Tyndrum station, it's a bit of a walk-in before you gain the height of Beinn Dubhchraig and the fantastic views over to Crianlarich and beyond. Tyndrum is a good base for further exploration of the area as well.

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Walk Map


OS Grid NN327302
Tyndrum has two stations - you need the lower one. There are also buses to the village centre. From the station, pick up the West Highland Way heading south.
Across the river About 2.27 km (~1.41 miles) from
OS Grid NN345288
Just beyond Dalrigh, a bridge crosses the River Cononish and heads west along the railway line. After 1km, it crosses the railway line.
Across another river About 1.78 km (~1.11 miles) from
OS Grid NN331277
The path passes through a small patch of ancient Caledonian woodland, before another bridge takes you across the Allt Gleann Auchreoch.
Onto Beinn Dubhcraigh About 1.33 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid NN318273
Use the Allt Coire Dubhcraig to guide you through the forest plantation, before you reach the open ground of the mountain's lower slopes.
Into the corrie About 2.02 km (~1.26 miles) from
OS Grid NN304259
Pick your way up into the corrie, before gaining the ridge of Beinn Dubhcraigh. Look for a cluster of small pools, which mark the ridge proper.
Beinn Dubhcraig About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid NN308255
The summit is 500m southeast of the pools - a Munro at 978m. Once you have had a sandwich, return along the ridge and continue past the pools towards Ben Oss.
Bealach Buidhe About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid NN296259
It's a steep drop into the bealach between the peaks, followed by a steady pull onto Ben Oss.
Ben Oss About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
OS Grid NN288253
The ridge continues in a curve, high above Loch Oss, onwards to the summit of Ben Oss at 1029m. There are great views south over the Crianlarich Hills, and into the dramatic corrie of Beinn Laoigh.
The way home About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid NN291259
It's possible to drop down the steep northwest slope from Ben Oss to the Allt Coire Laoigh, and then to continue via the Cononish track. However, this is a longer option; a quicker, and probably more enjoyable option is to retrace your steps along the ridge.
Back at the pools About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid NN303258
At the pools, return back down via the corrie and pick up the path along the burn.
Back home About 2.86 km (~1.78 miles) from
OS Grid NN326276
Head back through the woods and to Dalrigh.
Back to Tyndrum About 2.56 km (~1.59 miles) from
OS Grid NN330302
Return via the same tracks to Tyndrum. There's a great campsite just by Lower Tyndrum Station, plus a good pub and shop in the village itself.

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