Ben Hiant

  • Ben Hiant: Light on Loch Sunart
  • Ben Hiant:
  • Ben Hiant: High ridge to summit
  • Ben Hiant:
  • Ben Hiant: Light on Loch Sunart
  • Ben Hiant: Light on Loch Sunart and sound of Mull
  • Ben Hiant:
  • Ben Hiant:
  • Ben Hiant: Light on  sea towards Mull
  • Ben Hiant: Ridge from summit, Loch Sunart behind
  • Ben Hiant:
  • Ben Hiant: West from summit
  • Ben Hiant: North from summit
  • Ben Hiant: West from summit
  • Ben Hiant:
  • Ben Hiant: South from ridge
  • Ben Hiant:

Key information: Ben Hiant

  • The highest hill on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, with exceptional all-round views even by West Coast standards.
  • A delightful, straightforward and very rewarding climb.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86.5
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest7
  • Charisma31.5
  • Negative points1
  • Total rating86.5
  • Note: Negs:. Frequent bad weather

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: 527m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Top
Ben Hiant: © Ridge from summit, Loch Sunart behind

WALK SUMMARY

As the highest hill on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula (at a lordly 527m), Ben Hiant has remarkable all-round views of the long, winding, island-sprinkled Loch Sunart and the Sound of Mull (and Mull itself) on its southern side, the open sea with the Outer Hebrides lining the western horizon, the Small Isles and Skye to its north, and the length of the hilly, grassy Ardnamurchan Peninsula receding in both directions. Exceptional even by West Coast standards. 

You climb this hill from the high point of the B8007 road where it crosses its shoulder. It took Walkopedia approximately 1.25 hours to climb, so it is not a lengthy process. You climb in short, steep-ish spurts, with flatter ground between, until you gain a superb grassy ridge which leads the whole way to the final climb up round the steep and rocky summit flanks. Amazing views the whole way.

Walkopedia climbed the hill in gale force winds, which made for a thrilling time – gorgeous flashes of sun on a dark and ominous landscape. Very Romantick!

For more information and photos, including detailed practical information, see our Ardnamurchan Peninsula walk page.

Other accounts: share your experiences

Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

Ben Hiant: © West from summit

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Ben Hiant: © Light on Loch Sunart and sound of Mull

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

Top
Ben Hiant: © High ridge to summit...
Top

Responsible travel matters, a lot. How you travel will make a real difference - for better or worse. PLEASE consider this when making plans. Read more

All material on this website is © Walkopedia Ltd 2008 - 2020, unless specified otherwise.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED