GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beinn Eighe

3 miles (5 km)

Follow the Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail through a beautiful nature reserve on this circular walk near Kinlochewe. On the walk you will pass attractive pinewood woodland, mountainous lochs, white quartzite crags and pretty waterfalls. The views over Loch Maree and the Torridon Mountains are simply stunning.
The route starts from the car park at the southern end of Loch Maree. From here you gain access to the waymarked mountain trail. The trail climbs through woodland and past burns and waterfalls to the high point where you will find a small loch and a cairn.
It's a challenging walk with steep and rocky sections.

Beinn Eighe OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Beinn Eighe Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north the Loch Maree Walk visits the splendid Victoria Falls. The rushing falls are named after Queen Victoria who visited the site in 1877. Near here there's also Loch Gairloch where you can pick up the Gairloch Waterfall Walk in the lovely Flowerdale Glen.
To the east there's the wonderful Corrieshalloch Gorge to visit. Here the River Droma runs through a flora rich gorge, dropping dramitcally through a series of waterfalls, including the 46 metre Falls of Measach.
At nearby Loch Broom there's another hidden gem at the delightful ArdessieFalls in the Ardessie Burn gorge.
Also nearby is the town of Ullapool where you can climb to the viewpoint at Ullapool Hill and catch the ferry over to Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Footbridge, Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 234567

Footbridge, Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve. Part of the "Mountain Walk" starting from the car park at NH002650 and going up to the large Cairn at NG993633.

View over Loch Maree from the Mountain Trail - geograph.org.uk - 1511693

View over Loch Maree from the Mountain Trail Looking over the woodland through which the Mountain Trail climbs, towards Loch Maree and Slioch beyond.

Eilean na Craoibhe in Loch Maree - geograph.org.uk - 216960

Eilean na Craoibhe in Loch Maree

"Woodland", Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 234575

"Woodland", Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve. The "Mountain walk" is helpfully labelled with engraved cairns like this. The titles on the cairns refer to the waypoints on the illustrated leaflet one can buy in a slot machine in the car park. The scenery is very grand.

Gorge on Allt na h-Airighe - geograph.org.uk - 216816

Gorge on Allt na h-Airighe

Mountain trail above the Coille na Glas-leitre - geograph.org.uk - 216654

Mountain trail above the Coille na Glas-leitre

View towards Loch Maree from Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail - geograph.org.uk - 2064566

View towards Loch Maree from Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail

Loch Allt an Daraich - geograph.org.uk - 697099

Loch Allt an Daraich. One of the larger shallow lochs around here. Meall a' Ghiuthais rises behind.

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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