Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, Kinlochewe

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#10 of 20 in Parks in Ross and Cromarty
Beinn Eighe is a complex mountain massif in the Torridon area of the Highlands of Scotland. It forms a long ridge with many spurs and summits, two of which are classified as Munros. The name Beinn Eighe comes from the Scottish Gaelic meaning File Mountain. Unlike the neighbouring hill Slioch it has a cap of Cambrian basal quartzite which gives the peaks of Beinn Eighe a distinctive light colour. Its complex topography has made it popular with both hillwalkers and climbers and the National Nature Reserve on its northern side makes it an accessible mountain for all visitors.GeographyLocated between Loch Maree and Glen Torridon on the west coast of Scotland, Beinn Eighe is a complex mountain. A main ridge runs on a line extending from close to Kinlochewe in the north-east to the narrow glen of the Coire Dubh Mor separating it from the neighbouring mountain of Liathach in the south-west. The slopes into Glen Torridon on the south side are steep with few features and covered in white quartzite screes. On the north side are four large corries between which are a series of spurs extending out from the main ridge.Munro SummitsTwo of Beinn Eighe's summits are classified as Munros. Ruadh-stac Mòr ('Big Red Stack' in Scottish Gaelic) is on one of the spurs off the main ridge and stands at a height of 1010m. The second Munro, Spidean Coire nan Clach ('Peak of the Corrie of Stones' in Scottish Gaelic), is the highest point on the main ridge itself. It stands at a height of 993m and commands an extensive view over both Glen Torridon and the rest of the Beinn Eighe massif.
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  • This is way posted walk of 3-4 hours for which you need to be properly equipped with walking boots. It is well worth the effort, the views, varied scenery and terrain are fabulous.  more »
  • This is a fantastic hike. It took us just under 5 hours to complete - we stopped for lots of photos, a few breaks and we are novice mountain hikers. We went on a sunny day, with relatively dry paths. ...  more »
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  • This was one of my favourite parts during the NC500. The mountain is magnificent. Although we didn’t walk up it as we were heading to another part to park up we still had A look around and I have to say wester Ross is my favourite part of Scotland. I’ve never seen views as breathtaking as I did until I drove through and came across here. It’s a must see to visit and it has some of the best mountains lochs seas and nature in the world. A little something for everyone for all ages.
  • Awesome mountain, with lots of variety - rocky cliffs and green mountain-top meadows. Well worth walking down into the corrie to the waterfall.
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