We are heading
deep into Rob Roy Macgregor country for this walk up a Corbett. Head for
Balquhidder and continue west along the public road as far as the Inverlochlarig
Tourist Information Centre where there is parking space. Walk along the
road west through the farm steadings at Inverlochlarig and continue up
the glen to reach a footbridge over the River Larig at GR 427 174.
up-river for about 500m to a sheepfold, then head south uphill to reach
a height of about 450m. From this point a climb up and right to avoid
rocky slopes takes you to a platform on the north ridge of the mountain.
Follow the steep but uncomplicated north ridge to gain the north top of
Stob a'Choin. From here there are fine views, especially of the Crianlarich
group of hills.
top is, however, some 4m lower than the actual summit (869m), which is
about 120m away on a course of 153 degrees (true). From here, continue
east and descend to the Bealach Coire an Laoigh just below 650m, then
back up to cross over the two tops of Meall Reamhar and Craig nan Saighead
(not named on the 1:50K sheet).
NNE ridge of Craig nan Saighead to reach the footbridge you took on the
approach. There is a forestry track going down Glen Sgionie, but it's
well defended by forestry unless you like a battle!