Ben Klibreck

In 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.


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Paths access the hill from various points, however these are not well worn and tend to occasionally disappear into wet, tussocky grass or marsh. The views from the Ben Klibreck's summit Meall nan Con are vast, though slightly disappointing, due to the lack of near features to focus on.

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)
Time walk : 5hr*, run : 2hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Bridge over River Vagastie
(grid ref : NC537289)

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Terrain
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easy testing
Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
ok stunning
 
Meanings 
Ben Klibreck : 'hill of the speckled cliff'
Meall nan Con : 'hill of the dog'




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