Beinn Sgritheall & above Arnisdale

North of Knoydart, the peaks in the Glen Elg peninsula look directly over to Skye. Beinn Sgritheall is the solitary Munro mountain in the area with commanding views overlooking Loch Hourn to Ladhar Bheinn and beyond. Nearby are other fine hills including the Corbett peaks of Beinn na h-Eaglaise and Beinn nan Caorach.

Main route summary

A sea-level start and steep path make for a good stiff hike to gain Beinn Sgritheall's summit, the solitary Munro in the Glen Elg peninsula.

Beinn Sgritheall lives up to it's name (hill of the scree) with a tough push on scree and boulders to reach its high crest. The summit is not much further on, from where there are terrific views in all directions due to the hill's isolated position.

End the day off with some fine food and quality ale at the Glenelg Inn.

Munros Beinn Sgritheall (974m, Munro 184)
Corbetts Beinn na h-Eaglaise* (805m)
Beinn nan Caorach* (774m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 1100m (3,600ft)
Distance       6.5km (4m)
Time walk : 3:30hr*, run : 1:35hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Arnisdale
(grid ref : NG841105)


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Beinn Sgritheall : 'hill of the scree'
Beinn na h-Eaglaise : 'hill of the church'
Beinn nan Caorach : 'hill of the rowan berries'

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