The Cruachan hills are made up of 4 Munros nestled between Loch Etive to the west and Loch Awe to the south. They are normally split into 2 days worth of walking. Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a Chochuill lie to the north and supply a fine high level traverse. Stob Diamh and Ben Cruachan lie to the south west of these, and form a superb circular walk around the Cruachan reservoir.
Ben Cruachan itself is extra special, as well as being one of Scotlandís finest Munros, the mountain contains the worlds first high head reversible pumped storage hydro electric scheme and is housed in a gigantic man-made cavern hollowed into the lower reaches of the mountain. It really is a sight to behold and wonder of British engineering. Tours take place regularly inside the workings of the power station from the visitor centre on the shores of Loch awe.
All These Munros are easily accessible from the A85 Tyndrum to Oban road on the shores of Loch Awe, Scotlandís longest fresh water water loch!
The Cruachan hills tend to be much quieter than their neighbours in Glen Etive but boast much of the same features. Ben Cruachan is undoubtedly favourite Munro in the area, and a wander around on its high complex ridge systems will leave you etching to climb the rest!