Beinn Liath Mhor from the west

Beinn Liath Mhor

Long ridge Munro in Coulin Forest

The length of Coire Lair is overlooked by the impressive long ridge of Beinn Liath Mhor running along its northern side. The highest point, is at the western end of the ridge.

Beinn Liath Mhor

Meaningbig grey mountain
ListsMunro, 260
LocationCoulin and Ben Damh, Applecross, Coulin and Torridon
Grid RefNG964520
Lat/Lon57.51202, -5.4009

Most of the length of Beinn Liath Mhor's long ridge is comprised of white quartzite tops constrasting with the lower slopes of heather-clad sandstone.

With less than 2km (as the crow flies) between Beinn Liath Mhor and its neighbouring Munro Sgorr Ruadh, most hillwalkers will opt to bag these hills together in one outing. The most popular approach is from Coire Lair, starting from Coulags in Strath Carron. A fine alternative is approach from Ling Hut in Glen Torridon.

Both of these routes can be extended. In the case of the approach from Coulags, Maol Chean-dearg can be added in, whereas from Glen Torridon, the route can be extended to include two Corbett peaks of Sgurr Dubh and Sgorr nan Lochain.

Routes up Beinn Liath Mhor

Coulin Forest from Strath Carron

Aiming up the Coulin Forest Munros from Achnashellach makes for a rugged yet fabulous circular route. Fuar Tholl can be included in the itinerary without too much additional effort, or the route extended over to Maol Chean-dearg.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1750m (5740ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 8:10hr

Coulin Forest from Glen Torridon

I'd guess the most popular route up Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh approaches from Achnashellach. An approach from Glen Torridon however allows the Corbetts of Sgurr Dubh and Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine to be added into a route with the Munros without too much additional effort.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 2 Corbetts

Ascent : 1750m (5740ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 8:10hr

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