Ben Hope

Ben Hope is the most northerly Munro, lying on the Moine Thrust. From most directions Ben Hope is a distincive peak - from the south its long slopes rise gradually from the moorlands, whereas from the north, the craggy summit is seen to sit on top of different rock layers above Loch Hope.

Main route summary

There are two main approaches up Ben Hope - a quick and easy route starting from near Dun Dornaigil broch to the south, or a more complex and longer route from the shores of Loch Hope that takes in some exposed scrambling. Either way, reaching Ben Hope's summit on clear days is rewarded with some far-distant stunning views, including to Orkney.

Munros Ben Hope (927m, Munro 256)
Ascent 915m (3,000ft)
Distance       6.5km (4m)
Time walk : 3:10hr*, run : 1:10hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   By Strathmore River
(grid ref : NC462476)


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stroll long day
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Ben Hope : 'Hill of the inlet/bay'

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