Beinn Bhan, near Kishorn

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Majestic and largely undiscovered Applecross mountain with fine views to the islands and peaks of Torridon. Beinn Bhan has dramatic fluted corries on its eastern flanks which look fantastic from the easy walk along the plateau edge giving this route the drama of the Torridon mountains without the exposure or need for scrambling. The steep descent on the circular route can be avoided by returning from the summit by the outward route.


There is no path for most of the moorland route but the going is reasonably straightforward. The descent from the plateau is on very steep grass, followed by a moorland trudge down to the stalkers' track and finally a minor road towards the end of the walk.

Public Transport

None to start.


Layby just before the bridge over the River Kishorn just after the Applecross turn off from the A896. 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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