Gulvain & Braigh nan Uamhachan

Hiking routes on the Munros and Corbetts above Lochs Eil & Arkaig

Gulvain (or Gaor Bheinn) is a long mountain standing on its own above Loch Eil to the south and Loch Arkaig to the north. It has two distinct summits with a narrow ridge between them and is linked to Braigh nan Uamhachan by a col at 500m above Gleann Fionnlighe. Views from Gulvain's tops and Braigh nan Uamhachan are excellent in all directions.

Main route summary

Access from the south is made easy by a track aiming in up Glen Fionnlighe.

Access from the north is not particularly straightforward - you could cycle in along the track up Glen Mallie from the eastern end of Loch Arkaig, or kayak across Loch Arkaig from east of Murlaggan.

Munros Gulvain (Gaor Bheinn) (987m, Munro 160)
Corbetts Braigh nan Uamhachan* (765m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 1250m (4100ft)
Distance       19km (12m)
Time walk : 6:50hr*, run : 2:50hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Near Kinlocheil
(grid ref : NM959793)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Gulvain (Gaor Bheinn) : 'filth or noise'
Braigh nan Uamhachan : 'slope of the caves'

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