Conival, Ben More Assynt & Southern Top

Summary for Conival, Ben More Assynt & Southern Top

Conival, Ben More Assynt & Southern Top is a route in “The ” region / range which is located in the area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:27 am
Sunset 3:44 pm
7 hours 17 minutes(s) daylight
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Route points for Conival, Ben More Assynt & Southern Top

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NC25002178107° ESE0.15 (0.15)Start from the carpark at Inchnadamph
NC2514217463° ENE0.15 (0.3)Head up the private roadway passig several cottages
NC25882196124° SE0.82 (1.12)Continue over the wooden bridge
NC27012103107° ESE0.64 (1.76)When the path divides, take the left hand side which stays close to the north bank of River Traligill
NC2896204554° NE0.45 (2.21)Stay on the north side of Gleann Dubh, which becomes narrower and steeper-sided.
NC2934207040° NE0.73 (2.94)Head for the col between Beinn an Fhurain and Conival
NC29942090172° S0.65 (3.59)Head for the lowest point of the col where the rocks are the lowest
NC30102003138° SE0.19 (3.78)Climb the broad quartzite ridge onto the summit of Conival. Continue on to the east over blocks untils a path is reached
NC3022198768° ENE0.48 (4.26)The summit Conival - 987 ( metres)
NC3067200385° E0.39 (4.65)Continue along the ridge which is rocky and narrow in places
NC3142201298° E0.3 (4.95)Continue up to the twin cairned summit of Ben More Assynt
NC31722007149° SSE0.1 (5.05)The summit Ben More Assynt - 998 ( metres)
NC31971988158° SSE0.3 (5.35)Pass Crags while dropping onto bealach
NC32071960136° SE0.23 (5.58)From Bealach climb onto the southern top
NC32311927167° SSE0.11 (5.69)Ben More Assynt - South Top
NC32331916183° S0.19 (5.88)Descend steeply onto a col above Dubh Loch Mor (A decent directly from here is not recommended)
NC32341858157° SSE0.31 (6.19)From Col climb to Carn nan Conbhairean
NC32451829190° S0.27 (6.46)From Carn nan Conbhairean (868m) descend steeply which leads to the pass between Breabag & Conival
NC31991807326° NW0.92 (7.38)Continue on the western side of Dubh Loch Mor
NC31521886275° W0.33 (7.71)Head down the pass following the dry bed of Alt a' Bhealaich
NC30111920289° WNW0.33 (8.04)Descend quite steeply continuing right down eventually to the caves by Traligill River
NC29421950297° WNW0.63 (8.67)Continue along Alt a' Bhealaich
NC27572031328° NNW0.39 (9.06)Join the major path which leads past the Caves
NC27382066312° NW0.52 (9.58)Pass the caves and head back down Gleann Dubh to Inchnadamph
Munros covered on Conival, Ben More Assynt & Southern Top
Order Heightsort icon Munro Meaning Pronunciation
158 987 Conival Adjoining hill Kon-eye-val
141 998 Ben More Assynt Big hill of the rocky ridge Ben More Assynt