Conival

Summary for Conival

Conival 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
987 metres / 3238 feetNC303199Kon-eye-valAdjoining hill
LocationAccess
Coigach to Cape WrathAssynt Estate Office, tel: 01571 844203
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Details for Conival

Conival is a distinct landmark when viewed from the A837 road to the west from where its conspicuous 600 metres high western face is well seen, this flank is made up of light coloured and distinctive Cambrian quartzite rock thickened by geological thrusting. The mountain reaches a height of 987 metres (3238 feet) and is classified as a Munro. It is connected to the adjoining and better known Munro of Ben More Assynt which lies 1.5 kilometres to the east by a high, rough quartzite ridge. Conival has a rich diversity of attractions on its slopes making it popular not just with walkers but also geologists, biologists and speleologists.

The mountains name is slightly enigmatic in its meaning, many people think that the name originates from the Norse language like many of the hills in the Assynt area, however it does in fact derive from Gaelic. It was initially called Conamheall in the original Munros list of 1891, this translates as “adjoining hill” or “hill of meeting” which is probably the correct translation as it describes its close connection to Ben More Assynt. Between 1921 and 1969 the mountain was called Cona-mheall which translates as “enchanted hill”. Since 1974 it has been called by its anglicised name of Conival.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Conival is Twenty-Nine

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