Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buindhe

Summary for Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buindhe

Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buindhe is a route in “The Knoydart” 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 mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 6:02 am
Sunset 8:50 pm
14 hours 48 minutes(s) daylight
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18 km/ 11.18 miles1590 m/ 5216.54 ft7 hours plus
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This is another long demanding route covering the 2 munros Luinne Bheinn & Meall Buindhe (Knoydart) which dominate the central area of the wild Knoydart peninsula, overlooking Loch Hourn.

Cut off by the sea & mountains from the rest of the mainlands these hills are harder to reach and their ascent require a lot more planning the usual munros.

Route points for Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buindhe

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NM76579998115° ESE0.82 (0.82)Start from Inverie on road
NM7729995950° NE0.46 (1.28)Leave the road onto rougher road to Gleann an Dubh-Lochain
NM7854991178° ENE0.34 (1.62)Pass through a small wooded area
NM79649903145° SE0.28 (1.9)At the junction take the south east leading into "Gleann Meadail"
NM7979987880° E0.13 (2.03)cross a bridge over Inverie River
NM8415980389° E0.92 (2.95)cross a bridge over Inverie River
NM8527978114° NNE0.28 (3.23)From here leave the path and ascend north east onto hilside
NM8535980711° N0.2 (3.43)Climb steeply onto a col below south eastern top
NM85409827339° NNW0.5 (3.93)From the col climb past south eastern top then continue onto Meall Buidhe
NM852987276° W0.28 (4.21)Meall Buidhe - South-east Top
NM84979879347° NNW0.16 (4.37)From this ridge onto Meall Buidhe and return to this point
NM849989167° SSE0.16 (4.53)The summit Meall Buidhe (Knoydart) - 946 ( metres)
NM8551989869° ENE0.41 (4.94)Descend along narrow ridge onto Belach "Ile Coire"
NM8590991164° ENE0.47 (5.41)From the col climb steeply onto the top "Meall Coire na Gaoithe 'n Ear"
NM86749930342° NNW0.35 (5.76)Descend from Meall Coire na Gaoithe 'n Ear to a col
NG8706001362° ENE0.22 (5.98)From this col (660m) climb onto south eastern ridge
NG87450043323° NW0.37 (6.35)Climb over eastern top & onto Luinne Bheinn summit
NG872007265° W0.3 (6.65)Luinne Bheinn - East Top
NG869007195° SSW0.05 (6.7)The summit Luinne Bheinn - 939 ( metres)
NG86600082306° NW0.17 (6.87)descend onto a top marked 665m
NG86240142296° WNW0.4 (7.27)Descend steeply from top to join the path on Mam Barrisdale
NG85510175260° W1.1 (8.37)From Mam Barrisdale path continue to Loch an Dubh-Lochain
NG82910075254° WSW1.33 (9.7)The path now turns into a track
NM79899917237° WSW0.29 (9.99)Rejoin the junction and return to Inverie
Munros covered on Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buindhe
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
222 946 Meall Buidhe (Knoydart) Yellow hill Miaowl Vooyuh
234 939 Luinne Bheinn Angry hill Loonya Vane