Beinn Sgulaird from Loch Creran

Beinn Sgulaird

Munro mountain above Loch Creran

East of Loch Linnhe, the lands of Appin and Benderloch are split by Loch Creran. At the head of this loch, the many peaks on mighty Beinn Sgulaird guard the approaches to Glencoe and beyond.

Beinn Sgulaird

Meaninghat-shaped mountain
ListsMunro, 237
LocationGlen Creran to Glen Etive, Northwest Argyll and Appin
Grid RefNN053461
Lat/Lon56.56591, -5.17143

As all nearby roads are not much higher than sea-level, taking any route up Beinn Sgulaird will require a fair bit of effort. But once higher up, the reward is obvious - stunning views all round, particularly westwards towards Mull, Jura and beyond.

The finest hiking route up Beinn Sgulaird approaches from the west and takes in minor summits including Meall Garbh. This is not the shortest approach, but the effort is rewarded with superb views along the route. The nearby Corbett summit of Creach Bheinn can easily be tagged on to this route.

If aiming only for Beinn Sgulaird's summit, an alternative and more direct approach heads up from Glenure Farm.

For the keen and very fit, or for a two-day back-packing expedition, Beinn Sgulaird can be combined with Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Beinn Fhionnlaidh aiming in from Glen Etive.

Routes up Beinn Sgulaird

Beinn Sgulaird from Loch Creran

After a steep pull up grassy slopes, a fine there-and-back route over minor bouldery summits gains Beinn Sgulaird's Munro peak. The route can be extended over nearby Corbett Creach Bheinn.

Peaks : 1 Munro, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1280m (4200ft)
Distance : 11km (7m)
Time : 5hr

Beinn Sgulaird from Glen Etive

Through forestry, then on open hillside and rocky terrain higher up, this route makes for a quiet approach up Beinn Sgulaird.

Peaks : 1 Munro

Ascent : 1025m (3360ft)
Distance : 14km (9m)
Time : 5:15hr

Sgurr na h-Ulaidh to Beinn Sgulaird from Glen Etive

Starting from and finishing in Glen Etive, this is a big day out with a 5km return along road - if you were really keen, it could also be possible to include the Corbett Beinn Trilleachan !

Peaks : 3 Munros, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 2475m (8120ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 11:40hr

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