Barrisdale only 2 mins from the bunkhouse. Max Elevation: 3016 feet. Did this on a glorious day in May, got to Mam Barrisdale and decided to go on up to Ladhar Bheinn as well. Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route. Must be Scotland! Stay in the Ind. Great Clova, Knoydart - a place i've not been yet but can't wait to go!! Follow track alongside Inverie River and retrace the approach route to return to the start. The other days were the walk in along Loch Hourn to camp near the small isolated community of Barrisdale, and the subsequent walk out. The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Meall Buidhe is 169 metres high with a prominence of 40 metres. At 1020 metres, Ladhar Bheinn is the highest of Knoydart’s three Munros – Luinne Bheinn (known affectionately as Loony Bin to many Munroists) and Meall Buidhe being the others. Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services. Meall Buidhe seen from Sgurr Coire Choinnichean, 17th May 2010. It sleeps about 12 people. 5017 feet. Meall Buidhe, 946 m, NM 849 989. Meall Buidhe - and that Memorial! Barisdale Estate lies within Barisdale Bay along the south shores of Loch Hourn on the Knoydart Peninsula with spectacular views of Beinn Sgritheall (3195 ft) towering above Arnisdale to the north, the majestic Ladhar Bheinn (3346 ft) to the west and out towards Skye as well as Luinne Bheinn (3018 ft), with Meall Buidhe (3104 ft) tucked in behind, standing proudly to the south. There is a lot of up and down between the two mountains especially when ascending Meall Buidhe. Very little, the northeners averred. They completed their horseshoe route down to the Barisdale-Inverie footpath. Description. Brings backthe memories of my trip up there a couple of years ago - thanks! An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. The last part of the ascent to Meall Bhuidhe is particularly steep. Meall Buidhe is a 946m Munro mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Route fm Car,2 Munros & bothy was 8.25hrs. About Meall Buidhe. Taken from ridge to Luinne Bheinn. Don’t go there. Timing suggested (7 hrs) is very optimistic: the section from Meall Buidhe to Luinne Bheinn is rough and hard going, and 8-9 hours is a more realistic guide for this route. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility. Knoydart’s Meall Buidhe: Cloud Cuckoo Land, This had been my penultimate munro on my first round with great views that day. To the left of the mountain, the track reaches Mam Barrisdale, the high pass over to … The ridge between the summits is complex and can be vague. Alan, Paul, Rowena, Ally, Jim and James soon shook themselves into action and, despite the inclement weather, set off to tackle the same two hills form the Gleann Meadail side. Meall Buidhe from the Mallaig / Inverie ferry with Sgurr na Ciche poking up above Mam Meadail. 27/06/2010. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/munros/meall-buidhe-knoydart It has a flush toilet and running water. Skip to Details. Mam Barrisdale. Glad to see the weather cleared for you on the tops, the photos show the area really well and make me want to go soon!! From the bealach we climbed up the narrowing ENE ridge to reach the summit of Meall Buidhe’s east top (942m). Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe from Inverie Other routes and challenges It is also possible to climb Luinne Bheinn from Barrisdale Bay, though this start point is less convenient for climbing Meall Buidhe. Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Another excellent trip report from Knoydart. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass. Never been to this part of Scotland, but once I exhaust the southern highlands I'll certainly pay it a visit. The last part of the ascent to Meall Bhuidhe is particularly steep. Kicking steps as required along to Meall Buidhe, they managed to avoid the use of crampons. At Kinloch Hourn use the path to Mam Barrisdale.Obvious path to 700m then head ENE towards Luinne Bheinn summit. The Earth spilled up it's guts on this hill; topographically it's not outstanding compared to many other well-sculpted mountains, but everywhere is an insane maze of bare exposed slabs, walls and crazy contortions of rock. Two men have walked in from Inverie, a couple summitted both Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe, while a solo walker had an early start from Barrisdale and also summited Ladhar Bheinn. A morning ferry from Mallaig on Day 1 ensured time was available to walk up the Barrisdale track, past the Brockett Memorial (a previous landowner’s disproportionate memorial to his family) and up Glean Meadail to climb Meall Buidhe (946m). The total ascent is 2,050 metres. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent. Looking upstream, the valley splits into two, lying in a "Y-shape", with Meall Buidhe sitting right at the centre. Start from Inverie on road to Gleann an Dubh-Lochain, Head E on road for 3.8km to road junction, Bear SE to cross river and follow path E to river crossing in Gleann Meadail, Leave the path and ascend NE to gain ridge, Descend SE to col and ascend towards Meall Buidhe, Continue SE along summit ridge to 942m Top, Descend NE along ridge to Belach Ile Coire, Continue NE to Meall Coire na Gaoithe 'n Ear, From col head N and climb to summit ridge of Luinne Bheinn, Head NW of the summit and descend to 665m top, Continue your descent NW to join the path on Mam Barrisdale, Head WSW on path towards Loch an Dubh-Lochain. A few ups and downs over Druim Leac a' Shith took us through some fine easy scrambling to the South East summit and so to the true summit. Looking upstream, the valley splits into two, lying in a "Y-shape", with Meall Buidhe sitting right at the centre. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. There is no road access to the Knoydart Peninsula. Always enjoy your reports clova, no different this time, not an area I know much about, so good to take in the views. Most of Knoydart is kind of rough, but Meall Buidhe is simply one of the most dramatic mountains I've ever seen. A circular route taking in Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe from Barisdale bothy. Difficult route on complex craggy mountains. Everyone seems to have been heading for Knoydart lately. Meall Buidhe is a mountain summit in the The Red Cuillin to the Sleat region in the county of Highland, Scotland. The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area. The middle day of a three day walk to climb Luinne Bheinn, a Munro in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart. To make a more interesting circuit, there is a very nice ascent through Gleann Unndalain and up the eastern ridge, descending to Mam Barisdale and down the path to Inverie. Day 3 Inverie - Barrisdale Bay. Undeterred, Bill set off to tackle Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe from Mam Barrisdale. After Meall Buidhe take the N ridge. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map. bothy GR.871 041 Costs £3 & has electric,running water & a toilet (www.Barisdale.com *note spelling*). Che si tratti di escursioni o uscite in bicicletta, nel Knoydart. The six Munros featured in this route are – Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn, Ladhar Bheinn, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr nan Coireachan. This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers. Follow the good track and path along Gleann Dubh Lochain to Mam Barrisdale. Scopri le 17 gemme nascoste da visitare e pianifica ora la tua prossima avventura. From Mallaig travel by boat to Inverie. We walked in from Kinlochhourn to Barrisdale where we camped (but used the facilities of the estate bothy). Excellent, Clova. Barrisdale to Inverie - grade 2. Allow 9 hours to complete this 26.08 km route. Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. Discover everything you need to know about Màm Barrisdale—a hiking attraction recommended by 2 people on komoot—and browse 3 photos & 1 insider tips. An enjoyable route. We set off north-west towards the Munros Meall Buidhe and Luinne Bheinn, where we planned to then drop down over to Barrisdale Bay and the bothy situated on the northern shore of the peninsula. There is a bothy in Barrisdale which will provide shelter if you need to sit around for a while. You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found. Looks like a great day, I specially liked the picture of the shower approaching, I'm usually too busy diving for the waterproof trousers to get the camera out under these conditions, so must remember to wait and take the pic first! The summit can be identified by: Additional Notes: All the walks up Meall Buidhe on Mud and Routes can be seen above. Looks like the varied weather gave you realy clear air between the showers so the views must have been great. Wouldn't have wanted to cat-nap in my t-shirt on Luinne Bheinn for an hour that weekend then. Meall Buidhe from the west, showing the bridges over the Inverie River and the Allt Gleann Meadail near their junction; 31st May 2009. Walker-friendly accommodation in the area With no sign of clearing s we traversed the 3 tops we headed down intermittently steep sections to the flatter area at about 830m to have some lunch. Torrie Shieling Saturday’s weather was disappointing with a fair bit of rain and very strong winds higher up so no summits were attained but, as things looked more promising on Sunday, Ruth and I decided to take a walk up Meall Buidhe … A further three ridges converge at the East Top, a broad craggy NE ridge, a narrow E ridge to Mam Unndalain from where a path leads to Barrisdale Bothy, and a SSE ridge which forms a col with Meall Coire na Gaothe'n Ear leading to Meal Buidhe. In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk. © Roger Vander Steen Image by Roger Vander Steen Arnisdale across Loch Hourn with Beinn Sgritheall towering above. Geo-Trips:: Climbing Luinne Bheinn from Barrisdale Knoydart A walk from Barrisdale, Tue, 9 May 2000 by Nigel Brown. Meall Buidhe is a hell of a mountain. Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear is a mountain summit in the Knoydart to Barrisdale Forest region in the county of Highland, Scotland. At the summit three ridges converge, the NW ridge to Mam Barrisdale being the usual ascent route. Much snow on the hill, we wondered? At GR.8485 9988 descend ENE go down the valley to 300m then contour back up to Mam Barrisdale. esistono molte cose da vedere e luoghi da visitare. After a great night, we get packed up and head towards Gleann Meadal, where we have the option to head up and over the Munro of Meall Buidhe covering some very dramatic terrain with stunning views over the remoteness of the Knoydart area, back down towards Barrisdale camp. We then give directions from that location to the route start. Careful navigation needed through crags. Hard to believe I was in a sleeping bag somewhere near the bottom left hand corner of Loch an Dubh-Lochain in your photo and then I worried about dehydration the next day! Two men have walked in from Inverie, a couple summited both Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe, while a solo walker had an early start from Barrisdale and also climbed Ladhar Bheinn. Day 4 Barrisdale Bay- Kinloch Hourn Barrisdale from Luinne Bheinn climb: Across to Meall Bhuidhe from Luinne Bheinn ascent: The summit had cleared briefly as we approached, but clagged again as we arrived. Or use the Tosaich ridge. Meall Buidhe No ratings yet. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages. ... Descend via the Mam to Inverie, or continue across the very rough and broken ground above Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear to Meall Buidhe (this can be tricky in poor visibility) and back via Mam Meadail or the West ridge. A selection of weather forecasts local to this route. Being on the hills gives you a sense of where you are, where you've been, where you're going and why! Hills climbed: Meall Buidhe 946m (Yellow hill), The Memorial with Meall Buidhe to its left, Ruth at the bridge over the Inverie river, Looking back down into Gleann Meadail and out to Inverie Bay from the lower slopes, Sgurr Coire nan Gobhar (left) and Loch Bhraomisaig across the glen.Eigg and Rum float on the horizon (zoomed), Snack stop before another shower heads our way, Looking over Mam Barrisdale to Loch Hourn, Close up of some of the ridges on Ladhar Bheinn, Close up of East Top with Sgurr na Ciche and Garbh Chioch Mhor on left, Cloud shadows across Gleann Dubh Lochain and the distant hills of Skye, Heading back to the col, the 3 walkers can be see below, Looking back towards the summit from the col, Lunch spot view to The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgeine (centre) with snowy Five Sisters just visible behind (zoomed). I enjoyed your TR and pictures. From Inverie - grade 4. Knoydart trip reports always seem special. A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com. If you have the time & stamina then its well worth the 10hr day. The view from here of Barrisdale and an emerald Loch Hourn is one of the most extraordinary I’ve seen from a mountain. No real difficulties, couple of slightly exposed moves, use of a hand once or twice. We were walking around Inverie in t-shirts and then in 3 inches of snow on the summits in a white out. I climbed up from Sourlies bothy early one morning in October 2019 to start an epic 40km day of … read more Tip by Your approach route may differ. A long slog up over the Bealach, past the grazing stags by the roadside and home to complete a nine hour day. Druim bothy sleeps 10+ on a sleeping platform (you'll need mats and bags) and with easy access to Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn, Sgurr na Ciche, Sourlies, Ben Aden and Barrisdale … Snow in May? Everyone agrees they have rarely visited such a special location and that they will definitely be returning to Knoydart – the sooner the better. It is steep, wet and grim. The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. Excellent - lots of Knoydart reports recently. That's amazing, Dave, about our penultimate munros being the same! A boat can save you the 2hr walk in but he'll only take the luggage in bad weather for the same price. Great report. Min Elevation: 19 feet. I struggled on to Luinne Bheinn, my 66th Munro. Routes to Larven, Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn & neighbours In my opinion, the most beautiful area in Scotland, Knoydart is a peninsula on the west coast opposite Skye. This route card explains the quickest way of getting to all six summits for a peak bagger in a single outing of 2.5 days. Name: Barrisdale Bay, Highland Place type: Bay Location: Grid Ref: NG 8639 0537 • X/Y co-ords: 186400, 805373 • Lat/Long: 57.08959961,-5.52711549 A steep and rocky descent brought us to the col before the long ridge up to Meall Buidhe where Steve managed to find some water. Our original plan was for me to bag Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe on day two and meet my friends at Inverie the "capital" of Knoydart (they would take an easier low level walk from Barrisdale). Meall Coire na To the left of the mountain, the track reaches Mam Barrisdale, the high pass over to Barrisdale … We planned to climb Ladhar Bheinn ourselves and had come equipped for winter conditions. Brilliant report Clova with some wonderful pics and particularly liked the Inverie Bay/Rum shot as well as the thatched rock. A short arcing NNW around the lip of the rugged northern corrie brought us to our second Munro summit cairn at 946m or 3,104ft. 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