Sgor na h-Ulaidh & Beinn Fhionnlaidh

The Munros to the west of Glen Etive are Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Sgor na h-Ulaidh. Nearby are two rugged Corbetts, Meall Lighiche and Beinn Maol Chaluim. These mountains are less frequented by hikers compared to their more famous, and perhaps more visually attractive, neighbours.

Main route summary

An excellent track from the east in Glen Etive makes them very accessible - a cycle is recommended, particularly for the freewheel back at the end of a day's hike.

Recent de-forestration has left the lower slopes with ugly scars, but the upside is the improvement of the quality of the track in and therefore speed of access.

Due to the proximity of these hills close to Loch Linnhie, a day's hiking to the mountain's summits will reward hillwalkers with superb views westwards.

Both Munro mountains have hidden craggy sides that tower above rough and steep coires. Care is needed in winter conditions !

Munros Sgor na h-Ulaidh (994m, Munro 148)
Beinn Fhionnlaidh (959m, Munro 199)
Corbetts Meall Lighiche* (772m)
Beinn Maol Chaluim* (907m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 1550m (5,150ft)
Distance       17.5km (11m)
Time walk : 7hr*, run : 2:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Just north of Invercharnan
(grid ref : NN143483)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Sgor na h-Ulaidh : 'peak of the treasure'
Beinn Fhionnlaidh : 'Finlay's hill'
Meall Lighiche : 'doctor's hill'
Beinn Maol Chaluim : 'Calum's bare hill'

Route detail & map »

Photos of route »

Alternative routes »

Other hill routes nearby »

Accommodation & food »

Forecasts & other useful info »

Guided days on these mountains »


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