A steep-sided peak with some nice knobbly terrain, and an impressive outlook over the Balquhidder glen and nearby Crianlarich hills, Stob a' Choin would doubtless be far better known if only it was 50m higher. Luckily its Munro shortfall keeps this fine hill under wraps. Tucked away near the head of the glen, this stand-alone Corbett is an excellent pretext for the scenic single-track drive down Loch Voil.
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Distance: 6.73 miles (10.83 km)
Total ascent: 853m
Steepest Gradient: 55% (1 in 2)
Time: 4 – 5 hours (Walking)
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SummitsStob a' Choin 869 m
Car park at the end of the public road from Balquhidder, NN445184
Easy farm track to start and finish, but it's rough going on the hill itself, with a lot of very steep grass slopes and few traces of path. On the complex knobbles east of the summit route finding could be tricky in poor visibility.
If there's an avalanche risk it may be worth avoiding the ascent as described (which is also pretty steep in winter hillwalking terms) and going up and back down the north-northeast ridge instead.
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Southeastern Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
The Corbetts, SMC
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Tyndrum (08452 255 121); Tarbet (Loch Lomond) (08707 200 623); Killin (08707 200 627)
by Dan Bailey UKH