Gulvain, near Kinlocheil

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Gulvain (more correctly known as Gaor Bheinn) is the highest mountain in this area but is little known and remains hidden from the roads. A long approach walk (or mountain bike ride) and sustained ascent is repaid with great views from the fine ridge linking the summits.


A long hillwalk into a remote region; the ascent is grassy but steep. The approach is on a track, suitable for a mountain bike.

Public Transport

Bus service along the A830(T).


Parking in layby on A861 just off the A830. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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