Date: Sunday 31st August 2014
A nice day in Strontian had seen us messing around in the sunshine all morning. With an approaching front due to deliver rain by around 1600 we were looking for a short walk.
The little Marilyn Beinn nam Beathrach seemed to fit the bill – a 270m elevation start and a short distance from the road made for a perfect quick walk.
The summit area is large and jumbled – about 1.5km above the 500m mark. If you want the various views it is best to wander along the length of the summit.
The north end gives a decent view of the east end of Loch Sunart and Strontian.
From there it’s about 1km to the summit and its trig point.
From the summit we edged round the east side of the summit area enjoying the view to Beinn Mheadhoin and the Fuar Bheinn group.
A quick drop back to the car.
A cracking wee hill with a splendid view to effort ratio. Well worth considering if in transit to the Lochaline ferry.
Morvern seems blessed with great wildlife too – we saw an adult Sea Eagle perched on Beinn Chlaonleud before it flew off towards Mull on the following day.