Beinn Bhan and Druim Fhada from the Commando Memorial

Glen Loy Corbetts & Grahams

Routes up Beinn Bhan, Meall a'Phubuill & Druim Fada

Sandwiched between the mighty peaks of Ben Nevis and Gulvain, Beinn Bhan and Meall a'Phubuill are two Corbett peaks that rise above Loch Arkaig and the Great Glen.

Main route summary

The approaches to these hills are along narrow roads, giving the area a sense of remoteness. Although tracks on lower ground enable easy access to the grassy slopes, the hills and crests are virually pathless, therefore navigationally challenging in mist.

On the south side of Glen Loy, Druim Fada is another grass covered hill with many forestry tracks driving across the lower slopes - a hill race is held here annually.

Corbetts Beinn Bhan (796m)
Meall a'Phubuill (774m,)
Grahams Druim Fada* (744m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 1625mm (5,350ft)
Distance       22km (13.5m)
Time walk : 8:10hr*, run : 3:45hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Inverskilavulin (for Beinn Bhan)
(grid ref : NN126831)

Achnanellan (for Meall a'Phubuill)
(grid ref : NN126831)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Beinn Bhan :
    'white hill'
Meall a'Phubuill :
    'hill of the tent'

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