Walk: Sron a' Chlachain - Killin's stony nose

Stirling | Killin | Short walk | ★★★★

[View along Loch Tay from Creag Bhuidhe]

Sron a' Chlachain (which we think means stone nose - or rocky crag) is the prow of an otherwise unremarkable mass of moorland to the west of Killin. The easy start through an urban park belies the fairly brutal ascent which characterises most of the rest of the walk. But for compensation, the views looking back from the higher half of the route are breathtaking: the crags point directly down slender Loch Tay, with Ben Lawers and the Tarmachan Ridge rising above the north side of the loch. The opposite, western vista is an equally untamed one, encompassing a wide range of hills either side of glens Dochart and Lochay.

[Wooded lower slopes]

Location & info

📌 Walk: Sron a' Chlachain - Killin's stony nose ★★★★
Start / finish at hall with clock tower on Main Street (A827), Killin village centre, G.R.: NN 573332 ///with.glow.succumbs
🚌 Bus to Killin | 🚗 Car park

▶ 4 km / 2 mi | ▲ 500 m | ⌚ Short
Features: Killin ★★; Fingal's Stone; △ Creag Bhuidhe (521 m)
Moderate | Clear path with constant ascent and just occasional boggy patches, very steep in places.

Route: Start - Killin - Fingal's Stone - Sron a' Chlachain - Creag Bhuidhe - return by outward route

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On our visit

Wildlife: Sheep, small birds.
Weather: Unbroken sunshine and 25°C heat.

Chronological photo guide

[Fingal's Stone - reputedly the burial site of the famous giant]

[Killin from the start of the ascent]

[The lower slopes are partly forested]

[Loch Tay]

[Sron a' Chlachain]

[Tarmachan Ridge]

[Loch Tay from Sron a' Chlachain]

[Loch Tay]

[View east from Creag Bhuidhe]

[View southwest from Creag Bhuidhe towards Ben More]

[View northwest from Creag Bhuidhe along Glen Lochay]


  1. Thanks for showing us that great walk near Killin. My daughter and I were only in Killin for one night and so only had time for one walk. We were told about a stone circle so headed to it. If I am in the area again I will definitely try Creag Bhuidhe. Thanks.

    1. You're welcome - hope you manage to make it back one day!


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