Inverardran Cottage / Bunkhouse is owned by the Ochils Mountaineering Club and 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 within the grounds. There are bus and / or rail services from Glasgow, Stirling, Oban and Fort William and the Cottage is within easy walking distance of Crianlarich railway station.
The Cottage can accommodate 18 people in two dormitories (sleep 10 & 8 respectively). Individual bed space can be reserved. The bunks are fitted out with mattresses, you will be required to bring your own sleeping bags and pillow. All utensils, crockery and cutlery are provided. There are separate male and female toilets - both with showers. There is also a lounge area, large kitchen / dining area, small drying facility and separate boot room for wet gear.
If you wish to use the open fire in the lounge, you will need to bring solid fuel. Electricity is included in the charge.
Over the past year (2012) the Cottage has been extensively upgraded to make it perhaps the best-appointed mountaineering club hut in Scotland. Check out full details / photographs on our web site www.ochils.com. Select “Club Cottage” link.
Inverardran Cottage is the ideal base for exploring the southern highlands and is situated within Loch Lomond National Park :
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.
Sleeps up to 18 people over two dorms