Ben Vuirich from the south-west

Ben Vuirich

Corbett hill in Forest of Atholl

Beinn Vuirich is a fairly remote and lonely Corbett hill, its rolling heather-clad slopes situated above the remote glens north of Pitlochry.


Ben Vuirich


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Height903m
Prominence345m
Meaninghill of roaring
ListsCorbett, 17
LocationAtholl and Glen Bruar, Drumochter to Glen Shee
Grid RefNN997700
Lat/Lon56.81073, -3.644


The nearest road to Ben Vuirich is the A924 running through Glen Brerachan, from where a track aims northwards towards the hill. Access from Blair Atholl is further, but on better tracks that reach closer to the slopes of the hill.

Starting from above Blair Atholl, fine estate tracks and recently upgraded paths make for easy access to the base of Ben Vuirich - and a bike can be used for around 8km on the journey in. On the hill itself there are some ATV tracks that can be found, paths are otherwise few and very faint.



Routes up Ben Vuirich


Ben Vuirich from Atholl

Ben Vuirich can be approached from Loch Moraig near Blair Atholl, initially on fine estate tracks. Higher up, grass and heather clad undulating ground lead to a lonely trig point.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 860m (2820ft)
Distance : 20km (12m)
Time : 6:30hr

Ben Vuirich from Tarvie

Starting from near the highest point on the road travelling from Pitlochry to Blairgowrie, this route minimises the ascent to Ben Vuirich and for half its length is on a fine estate track. On higher ground, heather and grass clad undulating slopes that are for the most part pathless.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 630m (2070ft)
Distance : 15km (9m)
Time : 5hr



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