Meall Horn

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Meall Horn may attract little attention, its rounded dome rather overshadowed by the more distinctive mountains around it, but it offers a grand circuit with some superb views of those illustrious neighbours.


Good tracks for the approach and return, otherwise pathless but decent hillwalking terrain with one section of peat hags on ascent.

Public Transport

Nearest bus stop is Achfary (bus 805/806 from Durness and Lairg).


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.

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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