Ben Stack

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Ben Stack looks spectacular from the west - a great cone of rock rising to an airy summit. Climbing it from the east, the ascent is fairly short, yet rewarded with superb views out over the Sutherland coastline, and inland to the scree-girt ridges of Foinaven and Arkle to the north, and Quinag to the south.


Very boggy, faint path in places.

Public Transport

None to start, nearest bus Achfary (bus 805/806 from Durness and Lairg) 1.5km from start.


Parking where track leaves A838 1.5km north of Achfary; there is space before the private road sign. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Reay Forest Estate: Stalking between early July and 20 October. No stalking on Sundays. Access by the path from NC 265438 (on the A838 near Lochstack Lodge) is always OK. If further information is needed, please phone 07739 626445 or email:

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