Ben KlibreckIn Sutherland in the far north of Scotland, mighty Ben Klibreck sprawls over a vast area above forestry and moorland to the north of Lairg. In shape, it resembles Ben Wyvis, with its Munro summit Meall nan Con sitting high above the crests and coires with their lochans.
Main route summary
I've often hiked Ben Klibreck in the an afternoon, tagging it onto a jaunt up Ben Hope in the morning. Aim up Ben Klibreck on a clear day and you'll enjoy mixed emotions - clear air over huge land expanse, but tempered with a desire to be on more pointy peaks to the north and west. Aim up on wet or misty days and all Ben Klibreck can muster is a long tedious trudge !
|Munros||Ben Klibreck (Meall nan Con) (962m, Munro 194)|
|Ascent||825m (2,700 ft)|
|Distance||14.5km (9 miles)|
walk : 5hr*, run : 2hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
Bridge over River Vagastie
(grid ref : NC537289)
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Ben Klibreck : 'hill of the speckled cliff'
Meall nan Con : 'hill of the dog'
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