Ben Loyal

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Isolated Ben Loyal, known as the Queen of Scottish Mountains, makes a fantastic day out. The long ridge with four peaks has excellent 360 degree views of sea, mountains, bog and moor.


Easy tracks leading to boggy path, ascent is pathless, steep and wet underfoot. Grassy ridge makes pleasant walking.

Public Transport

None to start, nearest bus stop, Tongue.


Parking area just before cattle grid on track to Ribigil. Map and 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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