Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li - small hill with a big name Walking

A nondescript dome lumping out of the bogs on the eastern fringe of the Fannaichs, this C-list summit would seem to be of interest chiefly to collectors of Corbetts. But while it takes almost as long to name as to climb, Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li has two big things going for it: convenience and scenery. With easy access from the A835, and spacious views of the Fannaich giants and the wilds of the Beinn Dearg range, it's worth a few hours of anyone's time.

Beinn Dearg range from Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li  © Dan Bailey -
Beinn Dearg range from Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li
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NH2881773648 Briefly follow the verge of the A835 east-southeast (take care, fast traffic). Once level with the edge of the young forestry plantation head south onto the boggy lower slopes of the hill. There's a rough path at first, but it soon peters out. Once above the trees head southwest to climb more steadily. Skirt just west of the broad plateau summit of Meall Daimh, negotiating an area of peat hags to reach the boggy col beyond.

NH2874071976 Head southwest directly up the steeper summit slopes of Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li to reach the stone wind-break shelter on top.

NH2808071308 While you could return the same way, a circuit makes for a more satisfying walk. Go to a small cairn at the northwest end of the summit plateau, then continue in the same line to descend the hill's northwest flank. Steep and rocky at first, the slope soon eases, leading down to the peat-riddled shoulder of Cnap a' Ghiubhais Li. Continue north through the bogs, soon meeting a rough vehicle track (not marked on maps). This descends to a gap in the fence at the top edge of the young pine forestry, then runs down a grassy forest break (can be very wet underfoot) to meet a bigger gravel track.

NH2740873220 Though this track too may not be marked on OS 1:50,000 mapping, it's very obvious on the ground. Follow it north-northeast, winding down through the woods to meet the road just west of Loch Glascarnoch. A 1km walk along the verge (again, watch out for very fast traffic) brings you back to the start.

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