Blaven (Bla Bheinn) and Clach Ghlas

Routes up the Munro above Loch Slapin in the Isle of Skye

Blaven is reckoned to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Scotland. It is uniquely and distinctive shaped and the views from both summits are fabulous in all directions.

Main route summary

From a hillwalkers perspective it is actually relatively straightforward to ascend Blaven, with only the ridge between the two summits providing any real difficulty. The ridge up via Clach Glas however requires competent scrambling skills, a good head for heights and possibly ropework.

Although the routes described on this page are fairly straightforward, heading up via Clach Glas or other routes will require scrambling or possibly rock climbing and should not be underestimated.

The OS Landranger doesn't really show sufficient detail, therefore use of a 1:25000 map is advised - I would recommend the Harvey's map of the Skye Cuillin. Alternatively, hire us to guide you !

Munros Blaven (928m, Munro 255)
Ascent 930m (3,050ft)
Distance       6.5km (4m)
Time walk : 3:10*, running : 1:20hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Head of Loch Slapin
(grid ref : NG561218)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Blaven : 'blue hill'

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