Ben Vorlich, Loch Lomond

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Ben Vorlich
Beinn Mhùrlaig
Ben Vorlich from Ben Vane.jpg
Ben Vorlich seen from Ben Vane with Loch Sloy in the valley
Highest point
Elevation943 m (3,094 ft) [1]
Prominence632 m (2,073 ft)
Parent peakBeinn Ime
ListingMunro, Marilyn, County top (Dunbartonshire)
English translationhill of the bay
Language of nameGaelic
PronunciationGaelic [peɲ ˈvuːrˠl̪ˠɛkʲ] (About this soundlisten)
LocationArrochar Alps, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Parent rangeArrochar Alps, Grampian Mountains
OS gridNN295124
Topo mapOS Landranger 56
A cairn and a column on top of Ben Vorlich

Ben Vorlich (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Mhùrlaig) is a Scottish mountain situated between the northernmost section of Loch Lomond and Loch Sloy. It is one of the Arrochar Alps, though it lies separate from the other peaks in the range, as indicated by the large topographic prominence. It is the highest point of the historic county of Dunbartonshire.

The A82 road and the West Highland railway line run on the eastern side of Ben Vorlich, above the shoreline of Loch Lomond.

The peak forms a north-south ridge on the western side of Loch Lomond, with a subsidiary ridge known as Little Hills running from the summit east down to the shores of the loch. There are three small summits around 800 m apart along the main ridge; the central one is the highest, though the southern one has a trig point.

Unlike many Scottish peaks, there is no single route up Ben Vorlich that is used to the virtual exclusion of all other. Most walkers elect to follow one of the ridges: several points on the southern ridge may be reached by way of the track leading to Loch Sloy, the Little Hills can be climbed from Ardvorlich on the lochside and an ascent of the northern ridge is usually commenced from a point between Ardlui and Inverarnan.


  1. ^ "walkhighlands Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)". 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.

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Coordinates: 56°16′24″N 4°45′19″W / 56.27336°N 4.75516°W / 56.27336; -4.75516