Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg in TorridonBeinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg lie in the heart of Torridon, one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland. Though not as large or complex as their neighbours Liathach and Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg are interesting mountains with some weird features.
Main route summary
Beinn Dearg's summit at 914m (the previous 2995ft on the old one-inch maps was replaced by 914m on metric maps) was the subject of recent debate - Munro or Corbett ? It was accurately re-measured in 2007 and remains Corbett ! This highest point is in the middle of the mountain, where the ridge turns from east-west to north-south.
Owned by the NTS since 1967, Torridon has a fine network of paths, many of which have seen recent work.
Tom na Gruagaich (922m, Munro 268)|
Sgurr Mor (986m, Munro 162)
Beinn Dearg* (914m)|
*See 'Alternative Routes' below
walk : 4:40hr*, run : 2:25hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
3km west of Torridon Village
(grid ref : NG869576)
Which map to choose ?
Beinn Alligin : 'jewelled mountain'
Sgurr Mor : 'big peak'
Tom na Gruagaich : 'rounded hill of the maiden'
Beinn Dearg : 'red mountain'
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