Ben Klibreck from Strath Vagastie

Ben Klibreck (Meall nan Con)

Sprawling mountain in Northern Highlands

Mighty Ben Klibreck sprawls over a vast area above forestry and moorland to the north of Lairg in Sutherland. Meall nan Con is the name given to Ben Klibreck's Munro summit, which sits above wide crests and corries.

Ben Klibreck (Meall nan Con)

  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Meaningmountain of the speckled cliff (hill of the dog)
ListsMunro, 194
LocationStrath Vagastie, Ben Wyvis to Ben Hope
Grid RefNC585299
Lat/Lon58.23505, -4.41116

Ben Klibreck's summit Meall nan Con sits high above wide ridges in Sutherland. Hillsides are heather-covered, turning a delightful shade of pink-purple in summer. The views from Meall nan Con are vast, over the Flow Country to the north-east and to the peaks of Assynt and Reay Forest to the west.

Soggy paths through wet, tussocky grass access the hill from various points. Higher up, terrain is pleasant with a fine path to follow on the wide crests. Best to climb this mountain on a clear day as aiming up on wet or misty days and the hike to Ben Klibreck's summit is a bit of a tedious trudge !

Hillwalking routes up Ben Klibreck (Meall nan Con)

1. Ben Klibreck from Strath Vagastie »

Mighty Ben Klibreck is a vast rolling mountain overlooking extensive areas of forestry, moorland and windfarms in the far north of the Scottish mainland. This most direct route to the summit, Meall nan Con, begins from Strath Vagastie, the glen beneath the mountain's north-western flank.

Ascent : 825m (2710ft)
Distance : 14km (9m)
Time : 5hr

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Ben Klibreck from Strath VagastieBen Klibreck from Strath Vagastie
On Meall nan Con, with Ben Loyal behind (that's me !)On Meall nan Con, with Ben Loyal behind (that's me !)
Heather clad slopes in summerHeather clad slopes in summer
Aiming to Meall nan Con, path contouring Creag an LochainAiming to Meall nan Con, path contouring Creag an Lochain
Ben Klibreck from the bridge over the River MudaleBen Klibreck from the bridge over the River Mudale
Meall nan Con from Cnoc SgriodainMeall nan Con from Cnoc Sgriodain


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