Ben Loyal

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Ben Loyal has a very distinctive profile, leading to it being known as the Queen of Scottish Mountains. Rising in an isolated position above the north coast, it makes a fantastic day out. The long ridge with four peaks offers superb 360 degree views of bog, moor, mountains and sea.


Easy tracks to begin with but the lower part of the mountain is extremely boggy with burn crossings. The ascent is pathless, steep and wet underfoot. The ridge itself gives pleasant walking; minor scrambling on the tors.

Public Transport

None to start, nearest bus stop, Tongue.


Car parking area off start of track to Ribigil. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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