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Glais Bheinn


Loch Aline to Glais Beinn

Summit height 476m total height ascended approximately 535m + approximately 9.5km.

This walk starts from the East side of Loch Aline; near the Lime Kiln. Cross the bridge over the Allt na Samhnachain and walk along the track for a short distance to a narrow path that goes off to the left. The path heads generally East up over a short rise across a plateau before reaching the waterfall at Lon Breabaig. This rock outcrop which runs along the valley side reveals exposures of Morvern Greensand and Loch Aline Glass Sand. Much of the wooodlands on this Eastern side of Loch Aline are Sites of Special Scientific Interest; due to the mosses and lichens, birds, flowers and geology. Once at the waterfall becareful when ascending the climb to the left of the falls. Once above the falls follow the course of the river heading generally South East to a cairn on the distant ridge. From the cairn head in a southerly direction up the shoulder avoiding the many rock outcrops. Do not go too far East as there are cliffs down to Coire Slabhaig. The summit is a plateau with two small rises, the one to the north has a large cairn and the one to the South has a trig point.


From the summit good views of the Sound of Mull, the Mountains of Lochaber and to the North West Beinn Iadain and Beinn na-h-Uamha can be seen.


The return route can be the same as that originally taken or a more direct route to the river avoiding the cairn. However care should be taken to identify the correct river; Allt na samhnachain and not Allt Leacach. Also please note that in bad weather when visibility is poor it is easy to get disorientated.



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