Glen Orchy Corbetts

Routes up Beinn Bhreae-liath, Beinn Ulaidh & Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh

The Corbetts on either side of Glen Orchy are quiet hills overshadowed in all directions by higher and more impressive ranges. Astute hill-walkers will quicky therefore realise what views that must be offered by these hills on clear days !

Main route summary

Beinn Ulaidh and Beinn Bhreac-liath form a circuit accessed either from Glen Orchy to the north, or more readily Glen Lochy to the south.

The quartzite dyke running northwards down Beinn Bhreac-liath is most impressive and there's gold in there !

Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh is a grass covered hill surrounded by forestry, fortunately good tracks enable quick and easy access to the foothills.

Corbetts Beinn Bhreae-liath (802m)<
Beinn Ulaidh (840m)
Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh* (796m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 950m (2,950ft)
Distance       11km (7m)
Time walk : 4:20hr*, run : 2hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   by Invergaunan in Glen Orchy
(grid ref : NN278368)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Meanings  Beinn Bhreac-liath : 'speckled grey hill'
Beinn Ulaidh : 'dark (or gloomy) hill'
Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh : 'hill of the son of the moor'

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