Maoile Lunndaidh from the south

Maoile Lunndaidh

Munro mountain above Loch Monar

Maoile Lunndaidh is the Munro summit on a vast grass-covered plateau resting above an intricate collection of corries and ridges in the heart of Monar and Glen Uig.


Maoile Lunndaidh


Height1004.9m
Prominence403m
Meaningbare hill of the wet place
ListsMunro, 128
LocationAttadale and Monar, Glen Carron to Glen Strathfarrar
Grid RefNH135459
Lat/Lon57.46453, -5.11117


The cairn of Maoile Lunndaidh sits on top of a vast grass-covered plateau in the heart of Monar and Glen Uig. Several crests and ridges extend out from this summit, overlooking corries with lochans. A bit of debate has been taking place over the highest point, with recent measurements giving the honour to the high point above Creag Toll a' Choin.

The easiest route to Maoile Lunndaidh begins with a cycle from Craig near Achnaschellach to Glenuaig Lodge and a hike up steep slopes. This route could be extended to include other nearby Munros.

The longer approach from Strathfarrar is along fine stalkers paths and up gentler gradients. I wouldn't bother coming in from Strathconon as paths are overgrown and often indistinct !



Routes up Maoile Lunndaidh


Maoile Lunndaidh from Strathfarrar

A lovely walk along fine paths above the shores of Loch Monar leads to the southern base of Maoile Lunndaidh from where an old stalkers path travels uphill into Toll a' Choin below the summit crest. A detour to An Sithean doesn't add much distance, just a tad over 300m of ascent.

Peaks : 1 Munro, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1350m (4430ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 8:15hr

Monar's Big 9

Between Torridon and Affric, the mountains of Monar are grand peaks sitting in a vast and fairly remote area. The mountains all have very different character, some with wide plateaux, others with narrow ridges and summits perched above precipitous drops.

Peaks : 6 Munros, 3 Corbetts

Ascent : 4075m (13370ft)
Distance : 43km (27m)
Time : 15:40hr



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