1st October, 2012
Its size and stand-alone position give Beinn Resipol one of the best views on the west coast, a huge arc of islands and mountains spanning points as varied as Schiehallion and the Skye Cuillin (on a clear day at least). Resipol is an excellent hill in its own right too, rough, rocky and not overly tamed by modern conveniences such as paths. The up-and-back route described here is one of the easiest and possibly the most popular on the hill, but still gives a good sense of the tough going to be found out in this rugged corner of Scotland's wild west. For those that care about these things, the ascent of Resipol also gains you one Corbett tick.
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Distance: 9.43 miles (15.18 km)
Total ascent: 822m
Steepest Gradient: 33% (1 in 3)
Time: 2 – 3 hours (Trail running);
4 – 5 hours (Walking)
SummitsBeinn Resipol 845 m
Layby at end of tarmac road near Longrigg, NM805622
Strontian. Though 'town' is stretching things.
Historic track at first, and then open hillside with very sketchy and intermittent path (at best). Plenty of boggy ground.
A good shorter route for limited winter daylight hours, but it's still a substantial hill.
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Northwest Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
Bus to Strontian from Fort William via Corran Ferry
The Corbetts & other Scottish hills, SMC http://www.smc.org.uk/Publications/Publi...
OS Explorer 383 (1:25,000), OS Explorer 390 (1:25,000), OS Explorer 391 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 40 (1:50,000)
B&B at the Ben View Hotel, Strontian http://www.benviewhotel.co.uk/ - it's just down the road from the start point for this walk (see map) Camping in Strontian or nearby at Resipole Holiday Park http://www.resipole.co.uk/
Strontian (0845 22 55 121)
by Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com