INVERARDRAN COTTAGE, CRIANLARICH
Where is it?
Inverardran Cottage is the whitewashed building situated at the east end of Crianlarich, next to the Ben More Restaurant. (O. S. sheet 50, Grid Ref 392250) on the north side of the A85. The cottage has its own extensive parking area behind the building. It is within easy walking distance of Crianlarich railway station.
Address: Inverardran Cottage,Crianlarich,FK20 8QS
Who can Book?
Any member of a mountaineering or rambling club affiliated to their national body: Mountaineering Scotland; Ramblers’ Association etc. Other individuals and groups should book through the hut custodian. See Booking the Club Cottage
What are the Facilities?
The Cottage can accommodate 18 people in two dormitories (10 & 8).
There are separate male and female toilets – both with a shower. There is also a small drying facility for wet gear.
Over the past three years, the cottage has been extensively upgraded to make it perhaps the best-appointed mountaineering club hut in Scotland.
There is a cosy snug area with a stove for those winter evenings (Dry seasoned wood only please)
We have plenty of car parking!
The cottage has a facebook page: OMC Cottage Facebook Page feel free to add your comments/feedback to this page.
The highest munro in the area is ‘Ben More’. We now have a webcam pointed at it. See Ben More Webcam
Right next door to the cottage, you’ll find the Ben More Lodge Hotel. They have a public bar and offer resturant/bar meals (best to book). You can also get WiFi internet access here.
Further into the village you’ll find the Rod And Reel pub and the Crianlarich Hotel also offering food/meals.
If you need to buy or hire outdoor gear during your stay then Killin Outdoor Centre and Mountain Shop should be able to help. They also hire mountain bikes, kayaks and canoes.
Outdoor clothing is also available from The Green Welly Stop in Tyndrum.
What is There To Do in the Area?
Inverardran Cottage is the ideal base for exploring the southern highlands.
- Several Munros and Corbetts can be reached by walking from the cottage: Cruach Ardrain, Ben More, Stob Binnein, Ben Challum, Meall Glas, and Sgiath Chuil.
- For those with transport, all of the Arrochar, Crianlarich, Ben Lawers, Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy hills are within 30 minutes drive, with Glens Coe and Etive only marginally further.
- In winter, the climbing on Beinn Udlaidh, Beinn an Dothaidh and Ben Lui is within easy reach.
- The West Highland Way passes through Crianlarich,and there are numerous pleasant tours for road or mountain cycling.
- The proximity of the railway station allows for sorties to Rannoch, Corrour or further afield.
- Crianlarich has a Post Office, shops, restaurants and pubs. Supplies can be pre-ordered at the Crianlarich Store
- For rock climbing try Glen Coe and Glen Etive or for sport climbers, new routes have been developed in Glen Ogle. Further afield, Benny Beg offers more sports routes.
For more information and further booking details please download the Cottage Flyer