Knoydart's Munros & Corbetts

In my opinion, the most beautiful area in Scotland, Knoydart is a peninsula on the west coast opposite Skye. Without road or rail links, the area is accessed from Inverie to the south (via ferry from Mallaig), Arnisdale or Glenelg to the north (by private rib), or as described below, by the superb trail following the southern shore of Loch Hourn.

Views from all summits are superb, with that from Stob a'Choire Odhair down Loch Hourn and from the summit of Beinn na Caillich being particularly fine.


Main route summary


The 'Main route' described below shows Knoydart's most dramatic features to their best. Although there are no difficulties and there are fine tracks and paths to follow, this is a particularly long route to do in one day. Many people therefore decide to back-pack in and camp at Barisdale, which allows the journey to be spread over two or more days and more peaks to be bagged (see 'Alternative Routes' below).

Taking the boat over from Mallaig and staying in Inverie makes for more social and relaxed hiking, with an inn, guest houses and a vibrant community spread around. However the mountains appear rather tame from this side with little impression of the scale of cliffs and corries seen from the north.


Munros Luinne Bheinn (939m, Munro 236)
Meall Buidhe (946m, Munro 223)
Ladhar Bheinn (Larven) (1020m, Munro 111)
 
Corbetts Sgurr nan Eugallt* (898m)
Sgurr a'Choire-Bheithe* (913m)
Sgurr Choire Choinnichean* (796m)
Beinn na Caillich* (785m)
Beinn Buidhe* (855m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
 
Ascent 3650m (12,000ft)
Distance       43km (27m)
Time walk : 17hr*, run : 9:20hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Kinlochourn
(grid ref : NG943070)

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Meanings 
Luinne Bheinn : 'angry hill'
Meall Buidhe : 'yellow rounded-hill'
Ladhar Bheinn : 'hoof or claw mountain'
Sgurr nan Eugallt : 'peak of precipices'
Sgurr a'Choire-Bheithe : 'peak of the birch coire'
Sgurr Choire Choinnichean : 'peak of the mossy coire'
Beinn na Caillich : 'hill of the old woman'
Beinn Buidhe : 'yellow hill'




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