Beinn Spionnaidh above Durness

Beinn Spionnaidh

Most northerly Corbett peak

Beinn Spionnaidh is a grass-covered hill topped with quartzite boulderfield in the far north-west. Along with neighbouring Cranstackie, these two peaks combine to form the most northerly high ground in Scotland's mainland.


Beinn Spionnaidh


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Height773m
Prominence211m
Meaningmountain of strength
ListsCorbett, 202
LocationLoch Eribol to Loch Loyal, Ben Wyvis to Ben Hope
Grid RefNC371490
Lat/Lon58.47304, -4.8105


Situated on the peninsula between Loch Eriboll and Kyle of Durness, Beinn Spionnaidh's grass covered slopes rise gently to meet with its summit crest stretching north-east to south-west and covered in quartzite boulderfield.

Beinn Spionnaidh's and nearby Cranstackie's crests link together at a grassy col at a height of 550m. Most hillwalkers will therefore combine them into one outing, but there's a choice of approach - from Loch Eriboll to the east or Carbreck to the west.



Hillwalking routes up Beinn Spionnaidh



1. Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh from Loch Eriboll »


Starting from near the southern end of Loch Eriboll, this largely pathless route strikes over grass, through forestry and up the side of the lovely Allt Leacach to reach the bouldery summits of Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh.

Ascent : 1025m (3360ft)
Distance : 11km (7m)
Time : 4:30hr

2. Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh from Carbreck »


From the roadside a few miles south of Durness a fine track leads to the base of the twins of Cranstackie and Beinn Spionnaidh. Thereafter, grassy slopes rise up to the bouldery summit crests of these mountains.

Ascent : 1050m (3440ft)
Distance : 13km (8m)
Time : 5hr



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