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 rating86.5
- Natural interest15
- Human interest7
- Negative points1
- Total rating86.5
- Note: Negs:. Frequent bad weather
- Length: 2 hrs
- Maximum Altitude: 527m
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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!
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