With a height of 1165m, Stob Binnein is one of the highest Munros’ south of Strath Tay. It can be seen from many viewpoints together with Ben More, the neighbour of Stob Binnein. On a clear day, Stob Binnein offers stunning views from the Cairngorms to the Western islands and even to Edinburgh. On the first view Stob Binnein looks like a conical mountain, only that the cone is cut off.
The route starts at Benmore Farm 3km from Crianlarich and climbs directly up the mountain. An alternative is to leave the car at the car park south of Loch Lubhair next to the main road.Just follow the road to Benmore farm where the route starts and climbs up Benmore Burn along the Bealach-eader-dha-Beinn which is a col between the mountains. From there you walk up to the summit of Stob Binnein. The map above shows the starting point from Benmore Farm and the car park south of Loch Lubhair.
Stob Binnein can also be climbed from the south starting at the car park near Inverlocharig Farm situated north-west of Loch Voil. This starting point is situated West of Balquhidder and is the most popular one for climbing Stob Binnein. The path climbs up along the grassy slopes. This route is also the easiest for climbing Stob Binnein. On the map above you can see the starting point of the path.
The walk to Stob Binnein can be combined with some routes of the neighbour mountains such as Meall na Dige (966m), Stob Creagach (904m) and the most popular Ben More (1174m).
There are bus connections from Glasgow to Crianlarich as well as train connections. There is also a bus that stops on the main road at nearby Benmore Farm. However, the service is not regular and travelling by public transport might involve an additional walk from Crianlarich to the starting point at times. There are also buses from Stiring via Killin. The starting point at Inverlochlarig Farm can only be reached by public transport if you walk the last kilometres from Balquhidder to Inverlochlarig Farm. Nevertheless, Balquhidder has bus connections to Stirling.
Stob Binnein's surrounding
Besides the mountains next to Stob Binnein there are many other mountains not too far away from Stob Binnein. North of Crianlarich is Ben Challum, one of the northest munros in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park with view to the Southern Highlands. This mountain and Ben Oss on the other side can be climbed from Tyndrum village. Another mountain nearby is Beinn Chabhair which can be climbed together with its smaller neighbour “An Caisteal”.
For those who are interesting in fishing, Loch Lubhair and Loch Voil are excellent lochs for fishing. Loch Earn is popular for watersports activities such as waterskiing and sailing. The area around Stob Binnein is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and for people who just want to relax in beautiful scenery. For the cultural experience you can visit the villages that are nearby such as Balquhidder, Crianlarich or Lochearnhead.