Canisp from Loch Awe


Corbett hill above Glencanisp in Assynt

Canisp isn't as dramatic as other Assynt mountains, therefore much less visited and more untouched.


Meaningwhite hill
ListsCorbett, 96
LocationGlencanisp, Coigach and the far north
Grid RefNC202187
Lat/Lon58.1209, -5.05284

Although a fine mountain in its own right, Canisp is surrounded by other more dramatic Assynt mountains such as Suilven, Cul Mor and Quinag. Canisp and its surroundings are therefore quiet in comparision.

There are two main approaches to Canisp, from the east, just south of Inchnadamph and from Glencanisp to the west. The Glencanisp approach is significantly longer, but has finer paths that reach closer to the summit.

Routes up Canisp

Canisp from Loch Awe

Of the two main approaches to Canisp, this is the shorter, but has little in the way of decent paths to follow. Some interesting rock formations are passed on route.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 740m (2430ft)
Distance : 13km (8m)
Time : 4:30hr

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