Beinn Sgulaird from Loch Creran

Beinn Sgulaird

Munro mountain above Loch Creran

East of Loch Linnhe, the lands of Appin and Benderloch are split by Loch Creran. At the head of this loch, the many peaks on mighty Beinn Sgulaird guard the approaches to Glencoe and beyond.

Beinn Sgulaird

  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height 937m
Prominence 662m
Meaning hat-shaped mountain
Lists Munro, 237
Location Appin, Strath Orchy to Glen Coe
Grid Ref NN053461
Lat/Lon 56.56591, -5.17143

As all nearby roads are not much higher than sea-level, taking any route up Beinn Sgulaird will require a fair bit of effort. But once higher up, the reward is obvious - stunning views all round, particularly westwards towards Mull, Jura and beyond.

The finest hiking route up Beinn Sgulaird approaches from the west and takes in minor summits including Meall Garbh. This is not the shortest approach, but the effort is rewarded with superb views along the route. The nearby Corbett summit of Creach Bheinn can easily be tagged on to this route.

If aiming only for Beinn Sgulaird's summit, an alternative and more direct approach heads up from Glenure Farm.

For the keen and very fit, or for a two-day back-packing expedition, Beinn Sgulaird can be combined with Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Beinn Fhionnlaidh aiming in from Glen Etive.

Hillwalking routes up Beinn Sgulaird

1. Beinn Sgulaird from Druimavuic »

After a steep pull up grassy slopes, a fine there-and-back route over minor bouldery summits gains Beinn Sgulaird's Munro peak.

Ascent : 1280m (4200ft)
Distance : 11km (7m)
Time : 5hr

2. Beinn Sgulaird from Glen Etive »

Through forestry, then on open hillside and rocky terrain higher up, this route makes for a quiet approach up Beinn Sgulaird.

Ascent : 1025m (3360ft)
Distance : 14km (9m)
Time : 5:15hr

3. Sgurr na h-Ulaidh to Beinn Sgulaird from Etive »

Starting from and finishing in Glen Etive, this is a big day out with a 5km return along road - if you were really keen, it could also be possible to include the Corbett Beinn Trilleachan !

Ascent : 2475m (8120ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 11:40hr

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Creach Bheinn and Beinn Sgulaird from Beinn FhionnlaidhCreach Bheinn and Beinn Sgulaird from Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Erratic boulder on the way up Beinn SgulairdErratic boulder on the way up Beinn Sgulaird
Beinn Sgulaird from the westBeinn Sgulaird from the west
Returning along Beinn Sgulaird's crest, Ben Cruachan distantReturning along Beinn Sgulaird's crest, Ben Cruachan distant
Nearby Creach Bheinn seen from Beinn SgulairdNearby Creach Bheinn seen from Beinn Sgulaird
Winter sunset from Beinn Sgulaird's west peakWinter sunset from Beinn Sgulaird's west peak

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