Cranstackie and Beinn SpionnaidhCranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh form the most northerly high ground in the UK. Overshadowed and often overlooked when compared to dramatic and nearby Fionaven and Arkle, this pair of Corbetts make for a pleasant and fairly easy afternoon hillwalk.
Main route summary
The most popular access is from Carbreck to the north-west, from where the hills appear as green slopes split by Calbhach Coire. Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh can also be accessed from the southern end of Loch Eribol, from where the hills' bouldery summits are more obvious.
Beinn Spionnaidh (773m)|
walk : 5hr*, run : 2:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
(grid ref : NC332592)
Which map to choose ?
Cranstackie : 'rugged hill'
Beinn Spionnaidh : 'hill of strength'
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