Merkland Corbetts

Between the drab moorloand around Loch Shin and the dramatic north-west coast is a quiet transitional area with several peaks. Beinn Leoid, Ben Hee and Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill are the highest and distinct enough to be classified Corbetts.

Main route summary

The peaks themselves are fairly characterless lumps, particularly when viewed or accessed from the A838 by Loch Merkland or Loch More. Beinn Leoid does look more interesting from Kylesku and Loch Glencoul. Due to the location of these hills however, fine views over to Fionaven, Arkle, Ben Stack and Ben More Assynt can be savoured from the summits on clear days.

Access to the Merkland Corbetts and Grahams is typically on distinct stalkers paths lower down, with ground higher up more often heather or grass covered, pathless and fairly featureless. Navigation skills will therefore be tested in misty conditions !

Corbetts Beinn Leoid (792m)
Ben Hee* (873m)
Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill* (801m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Grahams Meall an Fheur Loch (613m)
Meallan a'Chuail (750m)
Ascent 975m (3,200ft)
Distance       14.5km (9m)
Time walk : 5:15hr*, run : 2:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Bridge over Allt Cean Locha
(grid ref : NC357334)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Beinn Leoid : 'sloping hill'
Ben Hee : 'fairy hill'
Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill : 'grey hill of MacDougall's coire'
Meall an Fheur Loch : 'grassy hill of the loch'
Meallan a'Chuail : 'small hill of the cudgel'

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