Beinn Sgritheall

Summary for Beinn Sgritheall

Beinn Sgritheall is a route in “The Hourn” region / range which is located in the Loch Eil to Glen Shiel area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a route between two seperate points

Sunrise 8:21 am
Sunset 5:51 pm
9 hours 29 minutes(s) daylight
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Loch Hourn's Northern Munro

DistanceAscentTime
9 km/ 5.59 miles1020 m/ 3346.46 ft3 hours plus
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This quite short day is over the grand peak called Beinn Sgritheall which dominates the Glenelg peninsuala. It's a full traverse of the munro starts from the tiny hamlet of Arnisdale and then a steep climb upto the Bealach Arnasdale onto the eastern top where the summit can be reached.Then follow ridge to the west of summit (marked with Trig. Point) and dropping over a couple of rocky towers down to Locahan Bhealach Rarsaidh, continuing to descend to join the road back to Arnisdale.

Route points for Beinn Sgritheall

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG8420104813° NNE0.35 (0.35)Start on the west of Arnisdale along path following a tiny burn over boggy ground
NG8430108332° NNE0.84 (1.19)On the eastern side of climb steeply up onto Bealach Arnisdale
NG84951212274° W0.28 (1.47)From Bealach Arnisdale climb onto the eastern top of Beinn Sgritheall steeply over scree
NG84451235265° W0.43 (1.9)From Cairn, Ben Sgritheall, Eastern Top continue along easy ridge walk westwwards onto the main summit.
NG83661263275° W0.12 (2.02)Bagg the summit point and continue along the ridge
NG835126284° WNW0.18 (2.2)The summit Beinn Sgritheall - 974 ( metres)
NG83371270261° W0.22 (2.42)Descend west down a shapely ridge through crags
NG82531279255° WSW0.65 (3.07)Over more crags
NG81561259161° SSE0.19 (3.26)From the south side of Locahan Bhealach Rarsaidh head through wooded area
NG81611241126° SE0.89 (4.15)From Oak and Birch Woods above Loch Hourn join the road
NG82301183141° SE0.54 (4.69)Head back along the road to Arnisdale
Munros covered on Beinn Sgritheall
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
183 974 Beinn Sgritheall Scree hill Bine Screehal