Walk: Heavenly hike to Ben Hiant

Highland | Ardnamurchan | Half day walk | ★★★★

[Ben Hiant's northeast ridge]

As the highest hill on Ardnamurchan and one of the few in the region with a decent path to the top, Ben Hiant is a shapely summit reached by an interesting, grassy ridge. The name possibly translates as Blessed Mountain, and the summit feels pretty close to heaven if the weather gods are smiling on you when you reach the top. Views encompass the whole of the peninsula as well as the neighbouring regions of Morvern and Moidart. Add in the islands of Mull, Muck, Eigg, Rùm and Skye and you have all the ingredients for an impressive summit panorama well worth negotiating the winding access road for.

[Looking towards upper Loch Sunart from the summit]

📌 Walk: Heavenly hike to Ben Hiant ★★★★
Start / finish at layby on the B8007 at the bealach between Camas nan Geall and Loch Mudle, 4 mi east of Kilchoan, G.R.: NM 551641 ///relaxed.nicer.maps

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 350 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: △ Ben Hiant (528 m, sub-2000')
Terrain: Clear, mostly grassy path with a few steep sections, only occasionally wet.

Route & map

Layby - Ben Hiant by northeast ridge - return by outward route


Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: A few red deer; sheep.
Weather: Sunny but quite breezy, with temperature in mid-teens.

[The lower slopes have good views over Loch Mudle to the islands of Eigg, Rùm & Skye (left to right)]

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