Gulvain (Gaor Bheinn)

Summary for Gulvain (Gaor Bheinn)

Gulvain (Gaor Bheinn) is a route in “The Glenfinnan” region / range which is located in the Loch Eil to Glen Shiel area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 8:19 am
Sunset 5:51 pm
9 hours 31 minutes(s) daylight
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21 km/ 13.05 miles1170 m/ 3838.58 ft7 hours plus
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The route over Gaor Bheinn which is a fine mountain, standing on its own above Loch Eil to the south and Loch Arkaig to the north. Access from the south is pretty easy with a track which turns into a path aiming in up Glen Fionnlighe right to the foot of the mountain.

Once on the crest after a 730 metre climb up the southern ridge there are excellent views in all directions.

Route points for Gulvain (Gaor Bheinn)

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NM95977933N0.08 (0.08)From the A830 follow the track around to the right in front of the houses
NM96068029N0.43 (0.51)Follow the track into Gleann Fionnlighe
NM96238128358° N0.6 (1.11)Cross Wauchan Bridge
NM9663822574° ENE0.16 (1.27)Bikes probably best left here as track turns to path which leads to foot of munro
NM97518297343° NNW0.08 (1.35)beyond the forestry plantations continue along the path to the foot of Gulvain
NM9862839162° ENE0.22 (1.57)Pass Stronelea near to Na Socachan. The outline of its arable field can still be seen
NM99238399316° NW0.34 (1.91)Follow path around
NM9901842512° NNE0.52 (2.43)Look for faint path that leads up Gulvain southern ridge
NM99638580N0.09 (2.52)After 700m of steepness , things even out to a pleasant highlevel ridge onto the south top
NM99686424° NNE0.34 (2.86)Gaor Bheinn - South Top
NM9988870219° NNE0.24 (3.1)Continue unto munros sumit then return via the same route
NN002875173° S9.24 (12.34)The summit Gaor Bheinn - 987 ( metres)
Munros covered on Gulvain (Gaor Bheinn)
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
161 987 Gaor Bheinn Great Rough Hill Gulvain