Gulvain and Braigh nan UamhachanGulvain is a long mountain standing on its own above Loch Eil to the south and Loch Arkaig to the north. It has two distinct summits with a narrow ridge between them and is linked to Braigh nan Uamhachan by a col at 500m above Gleann Fionnlighe. Views from Gulvain's tops and Braigh nan Uamhachan are excellent in all directions.
Main route summary
Access from the north is not particularly straightforward - you could cycle in along the track up Glen Mallie from the eastern end of Loch Arkaig, or kayak across Loch Arkaig from east of Murlaggan.
|Munros||Gulvain (987m, Munro 160)|
Braigh nan Uamhachan* (765m)|
*See 'Alternative Routes' below
walk : 6:50hr*, run : 2:50hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
(grid ref : NM959793)
Which map to choose ?
Gulvain : 'filth or noise'
Braigh nan Uamhachan : 'slope of the caves'
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