Seen across the lochans of Rannoch Moor the bulky ramparts of the Black Mount are a classic Scottish view, a favourite of landscape photographers and calendar makers. It's a cliche, but no less impressive for that. The range is even better walked than admired from afar, with the full traverse of the main peaks comfortably rating among the best big days in the southern Highlands. It's rough and occasionally wild walking, with unrivalled perspectives over the empty acres of the moor, and a distant frieze of familiar favourites from Schiehallion to the Cuillin. The common access points are Victoria Bridge in the south and the Glen Coe ski centre in the north; but for something a little different try Glen Etive. This gives you a nice neat circular route; a memorable approach up a scenic gorge; an oft-overlooked bonus hill; and some excellent bits that feel less trodden than the standard Munro routes.
14.57 miles, 23.45 km, 1,946m ascent, 10 hours. BallachulishRead more at http://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/r/?i=726