Ben Hope

Summary for Ben Hope

Ben Hope is a route in “The Strath Vagastie” region / range which is located in the Coigach to Cape Wrath area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 8:46 am
Sunset 4:14 pm
7 hours 28 minutes(s) daylight
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The Most Northern Munro

7 km/ 4.35 miles920 m/ 3018.37 ft4 hours plus
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This is quite a simple route up Ben Hope which stands isolated near the northern coastline of Scotland and boasting the position of the most northern munro of them all.

The ascent of Ben Hope starts from the unclassified road along the east side of Loch Hope where there is space for a few cars and a big sign marking the start of the path up the hill. This path leads steeply the south end of the shallow corrie through a break in the higher crags which gives access to Leiter Mhuiseil (southern ridge of Ben Hope). From here you can follow a long line of cairns which marks the top of the western cliffs and unto the summit plateau where a trig point marks the top on the north eastern edge.

The west side of the mountain is very steep along its whole length and has two levels of crags, the top one forming the edge of the main south-north ridge of Ben Hope. There is a fine view to the east of Ben Loyal and out to the sea on the north.

Route points for Ben Hope

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NC4607476353° NE0.21 (0.21)Start from the car park and follow the sign marked 'Ben Hope Way Up'
NC4624477447° NE0.13 (0.34)Climb Steeply up well marked path on the south of Allt na Caillich
NC46644814104° ESE0.18 (0.52)Gentle bit before another stiff climb onto the ridge
NC4697482716° NNE0.38 (0.9)Continue along the ridge by a well worn path
NC47334922N0.19 (1.09)Head along the final path of the ridge
NC4742495732° NNE0.21 (1.3)Onto summit marked by a trig point
NC47665011195° SSW0.38 (1.68)The summit Ben Hope - 927 ( metres)
Munros covered on Ben Hope
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
256 927 Ben Hope Hill of the inlet or bay Byn Hope