Buidhe Bheinn from Loch Hourn

Buidhe Bheinn

Corbett on edge of Knoydart

Buidhe Bheinn is a rugged Corbett hill, its twin summits overlooking Kinloch Hourn and connected to the South Glen Shiel Ridge. Superb views from Buidhe Bheinn's summits over Knoydart and Kintail can be savoured on clear days.


Buidhe Bheinn


Height885.5m
Prominence165m
Meaningyellow mountain
ListsCorbetts, 41
LocationGlen Shiel south,
Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn
Grid RefNG963090
Lat/Lon57.12713, -5.36644


Buidhe Bheinn is a rugged hill towering above Kinloch Hourn and connected to the South Glen Shiel Ridge via a spur extending northwards from its summit towards Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais.

On OS maps, Buidhe Bheinn's summit previously didn't have a spot height and the hill therefore wasn't included in the list of Corbetts. Subsequently Buidhe Bheinn was given a height of 885m, the same height as nearby Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais, and both peaks were then included in the list of Corbetts, even though the drop between these two peaks was less than 150m. With recent re-measurement confirming Buidhe Bheinn to be fractionally higher than Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais, this anomally was corrected with Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais being removed from the list of Corbetts.

There are two main approaches to Buidhe Bheinn, the shortest of which is a 2km detour from Sgurr a' Bhac Chaolais on the South Glen Shiel Ridge, following a wall for much of the way. However a longer and more enjoyable route can be taken following stalkers paths up from Kinloch Hourn, the extra effort of this being rewarded with stunning views along the length of Loch Hourn towards Ladhar Bheinn in Knoydart.



Routes up Buidhe Bheinn


Buidhe Bheinn from Loch Hourn

A very enjoyable short hike from Kinloch Hourn, following stalkers paths for the most part, leads up Buidhe Bheinn's rugged southern shoulder and onto a short narrow ridge to its summit.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 950m (3120ft)
Distance : 10km (6m)
Time : 4:10hr



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