Loch Ossian Munros and Corbetts

Best reached by a train journey, the remote area surrounding Loch Ossian is a delight to hike and explore in.

Main route summary

Beinn na Lap's gently rising slopes are grass covered on which a faint path travels most of the way to the summit. Carn Dearg and Sgor Gaibhre are more challenging with heather on lower ground and steeper crests.

If you feel like an easier day that doesn't involve hiking up Munros or Corbetts, then a walk around Loch Ossian on the flat track encircling it is highly recommended.

The estate has seen significant investment over recent years with the track from Rannoch recently upgraded and now cyclable. Before getting the train back, finish the day off with a bite to eat at Corrour Restaurant by the train-halt.

Munros Beinn na Lap (935m, Munro 241)
Sgor Gaibhre (955m, Munro 208)
Carn Dearg (941m, Munro 232)
Corbetts Meall na Meoig* (868m)
Leum Uilleim* (906m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 1550m (5,100ft)
Distance       26km (16m)
Time walk : 9hr*, run : 6:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Rannoch station
(grid ref : NN423579)


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Meanings  Beinn na Lap : 'dappled hill'
Sgor Gaibhre : 'peak of the goat'
Carn Dearg : 'red hill'
Meall na Meoig : 'hill of whey'
Leum Uilleim : 'William's leap'

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