Beinn nam Beathrach – a Movern S2K. August 2014.

Date: Sunday 31st August 2014
Distance: 5km
Ascent: 370m

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.

Parked at NM 772 572 in a layby down from the transmitters. A gate in the fence leads to a faint ATV track to the transmitters.

From here it’s straight up the hill – we headed over the 548m point to the north end. An adult golden eagle turned a few times over the summit and then was off.

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.

H and and the Kingairloch gap:

Loch Sunart and Ardgour:

The north end gives a decent view of the east end of Loch Sunart and Strontian.

Sgurr na Ciche:

Hazy Rum and Eigg:

Loch Sunart and Sgurr Dhomhnuill:

West along Loch Sunart:

From there it’s about 1km to the summit and its trig point.

H and Beinn na Cille:

From the summit we edged round the east side of the summit area enjoying the view to Beinn Mheadhoin and the Fuar Bheinn group.

Lochaline and Mull:

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.

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