Scotland

Beinn Eighe, Highland

  • Distance

    11 miles

    Equivalent of walking up the Eiffel Tower 55 times

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Difficulty

    Challenging

  • Terrain

    Rough & Rocky

  • OS grid reference

    NG958569

  • Calories burned

    1,100

    Enough for a rewarding Sunday roast

Route Info

As the bulkiest of the three great Torridon peaks, this is one of the great Scottish mountains. This challenging route covers the peaks of Beinn Eighe, including its two Munros (Scottish mountains higher than 3,000ft) of Ruadh Stac Mor and Spidean Coire nan Clach.

The paths and tracks on this route are well-worn, which means that they may require a little scrambling. However, with truly spectacular views across the north-west Highlands once you reach the summit, it’s well worth the effort.

Although this isn’t the longest of walks, it can be quite challenging, even for experienced walkers, so be sure to take extra care, especially in misty conditions.

Kit List

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rucksack
  • Survival bag
  • First aid kit
  • Multi-tool
  • Extra food
  • Head torch
  • A camera for those top-of-summit snaps!

Did you know?

Beinn Eighe was Britain's first National Nature Reserve

Route Highlight

The magnificent Coire Mhic Fhearchair, one of the finest corries in Scotland, has to be seen to be believed.

Where to stop

From Easter to October, the visitor centre just outside Kinlochewe is open to walkers who want to find out more about the peaks.