A' Ghlas-bheinn

A' Ghlas-bheinn

Munro on edge of Kintail

At a shade over 3,000ft, A' Ghlas-bheinn may be one of the smaller Munros, but seen from the southern end of Loch Duich it is an impressive mountain with slopes rising steeply above forestry to an undulating ridgeline.

A' Ghlas-bheinn

Meaningthe greenish-grey mountain
ListsMunro, 274
LocationStrath Croe, Glen Strathfarrar to Glen Affric
Grid RefNH008231
Lat/Lon57.2548, -5.30428

On the edge of Kintail in the western highlands, and viewed from the roadside by Morvich, the spurs on the western slopes of A' Ghlas-bheinn drop to Strath Croe resembling fingers on a hand. To the north of A' Ghlas-bheinn are the Falls of Glomach, one of the highest waterfalls in Scotland.

The most straightforward route to A' Ghlas-bheinn begins from the NTS Kintail Outdoor Centre and travels along a fine path through Strath Croe. Higher up, options include a direct approach on steep grass-covered slopes or a longer route taking a right-of-way through Bealach an Sgairne.

Routes up A' Ghlas-bheinn

A' Ghlas Bheinn and Beinn Fhada

In Kintail, a hike up Strath Croe leads to the two Munros of A' Ghlas Bheinn and Beinn Fhada which stand either side of the narrow gap of Bealach an Sgairne.

Peaks : 2 Munros

Ascent : 1500m (4920ft)
Distance : 20km (12m)
Time : 8:45hr

Kintail's Big 9

On the road to Skye, the peaks of Kintail rise steeply above Glen Shiel. The hidden north-facing side of this range drops even more dramatically down into Gleann Lichd below the mass of Beinn Fhada. All of the Munros in this area can be bagged on one epic circular hillwalking route, with the option of an overnight in a lonely bothy.

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 4115m (13500ft)
Distance : 41km (25m)
Time : 17:5hr

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