Ben More Assynt, Conival and other Assynt peaksAssynt is a wonderful and rugged area in the north-west of Scotland. The highest mountains are Ben More Assynt and Conival - rough quartzite covered crests and summits. Both summits have expansive, but different views - from Conival, the view is over Inverpolly with Suilven and Canisp and to the sea beyond. Whereas from Ben More Assynt the view is primarily east over vast moorlands with occasional peaks.
Main route summary
Glas Bheinn is a Corbett peak to the west of Conival. Although linked to the Munros by a high-level plateau and ridges, most people will prefer to bag its summit from the highest point on the nearby A894, which makes for a short afternoon stroll. Glas Bheinn does however afford some of the finest views in the area from its summit.
Breabag, the Corbett immediately south of the Conival and Ben More Assynt, is a stubborn hill, being long, flattish and whale-backed in shape and covered in stone and boulders. More interesting however, are the Bone Caves at this hill's foot which are well worth a visit.
Ben More Assynt (987m, Munro 158)|
Conival (998m, Munro 141)
Glas Bheinn* (776m)
*See 'Alternative Routes' below
walk : 6hr*, run : 2:25hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
(grid ref : NC251216)
Which map to choose ?
Ben More Assynt : 'big hill of Assynt'
Conival : 'adjoining hill'
Breabag : 'little back'
Glas Bheinn : 'grey hill'
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