Lurg Mhor

Lurg Mhor

Munro at western end of Loch Monar

Lurg Mhor sits in the remote wilderness at the head of Loch Monar, its summit standing at the western end of a narrow ridge on an otherwise wide grass-covered crest.

Lurg Mhor

Meaningbig shank
ListsMunro, 161
LocationAttadale and Monar, Glen Carron to Glen Strathfarrar
Grid RefNH065405
Lat/Lon57.41318, -5.22422

To the south of Achnashellach and Glen Carron, Lurg Mhor, along with its neighbour Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich, stand in a remote setting above the western end of Loch Monar. Lurg Mhor is a long mountain with a craggy north face above which a crest stretches for over 5km. This crest is split in two by a narrow, scrambly ridge which separates Lurg Mhor's main summit from its subsiduary peak, Meall Mor.

The most straightforward approach to Lurg Mhor begins on an estate track that heads eastwards from Attadale Gardens by the head of Loch Carron. With recent hydro works, this track is much improved along much of its length and reaches just beyond Bendronaig Lodge, where an older track travels further and gains the base of the mountain.

On a fine day, the short detour from Lurg Mhor's summit along the ridge that stretches eastwards to the minor summit of Meall Mor is well worth the extra effort for the enjoyment of some easy scrambling !

If intending to bag more than 'just' Lurg Mhor and its neighbour Bidean a' Choire Sheasgaich, then a much longer route begins from Craig to the north, to reach the waters by Pollan Buidhe, from where a challenging day begins summiting several peaks.

Routes up Lurg Mhor

Monar's Big 9

Between Torridon and Affric, the mountains of Monar are grand peaks sitting in a vast and fairly remote area. The mountains all have very different character, some with wide plateaux, others with narrow ridges and summits perched above precipitous drops.

Peaks : 6 Munros, 3 Corbetts

Ascent : 4075m (13370ft)
Distance : 43km (27m)
Time : 15:40hr

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