Ben Hope

Most northerly Munro mountain

Ben Hope is the most northerly Munro, lying on the Moine Thrust. The 'tourist path' is a popular hike up an obvious path. If you fancy something different and quieter, then a route up the north-ridge presents some challenges !

Ben Hope

Meaningmountain of the inlet/bay
ListsMunro, 257
LocationStrath More and Loyal, Coigach and the far north
Grid RefNC477502
Lat/Lon58.4133, -4.60838

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.

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.

Routes up Ben Hope

Ben Hope from Strath More

The most direct route up Ben Hope begins from near Dun Dornaigil broch in Strath More and follows a path tracing the crest of the southern shoulder of this fine mountain. Alternatives include a detour to Dun Dornaigil broch or a rock-scramble up Ben Hope's north ridge.

Peaks : 1 Munro

Ascent : 915m (3000ft)
Distance : 7km (4m)
Time : 3:10hr

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