OS Map: 1:25,000 Explorer Map 390 Ardnamurchan
Start Grid Reference: NM 555 629
Walk distance: 5 miles
Date walked: 1st June 2012
Time: 4 hours approximately
Route: Taken from Walks - Mallaig and Ardnamurchan (publ. Hallewell - www.pocketwalks.com) available from Amazon.
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This is the last of the walks I'm blogging from our stay at Mingarry Lodges in Scotland at the end of May. It is quite a hard walk and I would advise that it should only be undertaken in good weather conditions. I think it is also a good idea to take a compass or GPS with you, I found my GPS particularly useful. Although hard, it is an incredible walk and from the summit you have magnificent views from the inner hebrides to Loch Sunart.
Although the walk starts by following a vehicle track, very soon you reach the open hillside with red deer up on the ridge.
|Red Deer on the ridge|
|Panorama from the summit |
The path down is on the other side of the hill from the ridge walk you take to the summit from where it is easily visible
|The descent path seen from the summit of Ben Hiant|
|The summit of Ben Hiant during the descent.|