Ben More Assynt

Summary for Ben More Assynt

Ben More Assynt is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Coigach to Cape Wrath as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Inchnadamph )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
998 metres / 3274 feetNC318201Ben More AssyntBig hill of the rocky ridge
LocationAccess
Coigach to Cape WrathAssynt Estate Office, tel: 01571 844203
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Ben More Assynt (Gaelic: Beinn Mòr Asaint) is a mountain in Assynt in the far north-west of Scotland, 30 kilometres (20 miles) north-north-east of the town of Ullapool. The name translates as "big mountain of Assynt", and with a height of 998 metres (3,274 ft) it is the highest point in the county of Sutherland.

The mountain lies in the east of Assynt, set apart from the area's better known and more dramatic (but lower) mountains such as Suilven. It is hidden from the traveller on the A837 road by the adjacent Munro of Conival, and the best views of it are obtained from nearby summits. The higher slopes of the mountain are capped by light coloured quartzite boulders, giving it a distinctive appearance.

Over 90 km² of land around Ben More Assynt have been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of their geological interest and rare plant species.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Ben More Assynt is Thirty

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