Barrisdale to Inverie - grade 2. Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. 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!! 27/06/2010. From Inverie - grade 4. Meall Buidhe is a 946m Munro mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Did this on a glorious day in May, got to Mam Barrisdale and decided to go on up to Ladhar Bheinn as well. Much snow on the hill, we wondered? Meall Buidhe from the west, showing the bridges over the Inverie River and the Allt Gleann Meadail near their junction; 31st May 2009. To the left of the mountain, the track reaches Mam Barrisdale, the high pass over to Barrisdale … Stay in the Ind. Meall Coire na About Meall Buidhe. 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. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility. It is steep, wet and grim. Meall Buidhe is a hell of a mountain. 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). There is no road access to the Knoydart Peninsula. 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 the varied weather gave you realy clear air between the showers so the views must have been great. After Meall Buidhe take the N ridge. There is a lot of up and down between the two mountains especially when ascending Meall Buidhe. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass. Allow 9 hours to complete this 26.08 km route. The summit can be identified by: Additional Notes: All the walks up Meall Buidhe on Mud and Routes can be seen above. The view from here of Barrisdale and an emerald Loch Hourn is one of the most extraordinary I’ve seen from a mountain. Your approach route may differ. They completed their horseshoe route down to the Barisdale-Inverie footpath. 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. Mam Barrisdale. Che si tratti di escursioni o uscite in bicicletta, nel Knoydart. © Roger Vander Steen Image by Roger Vander Steen 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. Most of Knoydart is kind of rough, but Meall Buidhe is simply one of the most dramatic mountains I've ever seen. 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). The total ascent is 2,050 metres. esistono molte cose da vedere e luoghi da visitare. To the left of the mountain, the track reaches Mam Barrisdale, the high pass over to … A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com. Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. 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. Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. I struggled over the terrain between Meall Buidhe and Luinne Bheinn, falling heavily on an already-troubled ankle in the process. Follow the good track and path along Gleann Dubh Lochain to Mam Barrisdale. 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. We then give directions from that location to the route start. This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route. Meall Buidhe No ratings yet. 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. Barrisdale only 2 mins from the bunkhouse. Arnisdale across Loch Hourn with Beinn Sgritheall towering above. 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. 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. 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. The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. There is a bothy in Barrisdale which will provide shelter if you need to sit around for a while. Route fm Car,2 Munros & bothy was 8.25hrs. Great Clova, Knoydart - a place i've not been yet but can't wait to go!! Excellent, Clova. The last part of the ascent to Meall Bhuidhe is particularly steep. A selection of weather forecasts local to this route. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map. The middle day of a three day walk to climb Luinne Bheinn, a Munro in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart. No real difficulties, couple of slightly exposed moves, use of a hand once or twice. Knoydarts Meall Buidhe: Cloud Cuckoo Land, This had been my penultimate munro on my first round with great views that day. Max Elevation: 3016 feet. 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. 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. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. Or use the Tosaich ridge. Skip to Details. 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. In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk. Everyone agrees they have rarely visited such a special location and that they will definitely be returning to Knoydart – the sooner the better. Taken from ridge to Luinne Bheinn. 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. At the summit three ridges converge, the NW ridge to Mam Barrisdale being the usual ascent route. The last part of the ascent to Meall Bhuidhe is particularly steep. Everyone seems to have been heading for Knoydart lately. Looking upstream, the valley splits into two, lying in a "Y-shape", with Meall Buidhe sitting right at the centre. Excellent - lots of Knoydart reports recently. 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 … Undeterred, Bill set off to tackle Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe from Mam Barrisdale. Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route. A boat can save you the 2hr walk in but he'll only take the luggage in bad weather for the same price. 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. The ridge between the summits is complex and can be vague. Great report. 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 https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/munros/meall-buidhe-knoydart Meall Buidhe is 169 metres high with a prominence of 40 metres. Kicking steps as required along to Meall Buidhe, they managed to avoid the use of crampons. Min Elevation: 19 feet. Description. Careful navigation needed through crags. That's amazing, Dave, about our penultimate munros being the same! 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. Never been to this part of Scotland, but once I exhaust the southern highlands I'll certainly pay it a visit. I struggled on to Luinne Bheinn, my 66th Munro. Follow track alongside Inverie River and retrace the approach route to return to the start. Difficult route on complex craggy mountains. It sleeps about 12 people. Meall Buidhe is a mountain summit in the The Red Cuillin to the Sleat region in the county of Highland, Scotland. 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. 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). From Mallaig travel by boat to Inverie. A long slog up over the Bealach, past the grazing stags by the roadside and home to complete a nine hour day. We planned to climb Ladhar Bheinn ourselves and had come equipped for winter conditions. It has a flush toilet and running water. Meall Buidhe - and that Memorial! Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent. 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. Being on the hills gives you a sense of where you are, where you've been, where you're going and why! A circular route taking in Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe from Barisdale bothy. Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services. Day 4 Barrisdale Bay- Kinloch Hourn Don’t go there. Meall Buidhe seen from Sgurr Coire Choinnichean, 17th May 2010. Must be Scotland! I climbed up from Sourlies bothy early one morning in October 2019 to start an epic 40km day of … read more Tip by Very little, the northeners averred. bothy GR.871 041 Costs £3 & has electric,running water & a toilet (www.Barisdale.com *note spelling*). ... 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. Walker-friendly accommodation in the area If you have the time & stamina then its well worth the 10hr day. We were walking around Inverie in t-shirts and then in 3 inches of snow on the summits in a white out. At Kinloch Hourn use the path to Mam Barrisdale.Obvious path to 700m then head ENE towards Luinne Bheinn summit. Meall Buidhe, 946 m, NM 849 989. The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. 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. Another excellent trip report from 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. The six Munros featured in this route are – Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn, Ladhar Bheinn, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr nan Coireachan. Snow in May? The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area. 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. Brings backthe memories of my trip up there a couple of years ago - thanks! Knoydart trip reports always seem special. Geo-Trips:: Climbing Luinne Bheinn from Barrisdale Knoydart A walk from Barrisdale, Tue, 9 May 2000 by Nigel Brown. We walked in from Kinlochhourn to Barrisdale where we camped (but used the facilities of the estate bothy). From the bealach we climbed up the narrowing ENE ridge to reach the summit of Meall Buidhe’s east top (942m). 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. Looking upstream, the valley splits into two, lying in a "Y-shape", with Meall Buidhe sitting right at the centre. 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! Scopri le 17 gemme nascoste da visitare e pianifica ora la tua prossima avventura. I enjoyed your TR and pictures. 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! Brilliant report Clova with some wonderful pics and particularly liked the Inverie Bay/Rum shot as well as the thatched rock. An enjoyable route. 5017 feet. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers. Day 3 Inverie - Barrisdale Bay. At GR.8485 9988 descend ENE go down the valley to 300m then contour back up to Mam Barrisdale. Always enjoy your reports clova, no different this time, not an area I know much about, so good to take in the views. 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 … Wouldn't have wanted to cat-nap in my t-shirt on Luinne Bheinn for an hour that weekend then. The other days were the walk in along Loch Hourn to camp near the small isolated community of Barrisdale, and the subsequent walk out. Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear is a mountain summit in the Knoydart to Barrisdale Forest region in the county of Highland, Scotland. Meall Buidhe from the Mallaig / Inverie ferry with Sgurr na Ciche poking up above Mam Meadail. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages. Sleat region in the Scottish Highlands been, where you will find basic services months... `` Y-shape '', with Meall Buidhe is a bothy in Barrisdale which will shelter. Vedere e luoghi da visitare Knoydart Peninsula enable you to annotate your map and plan route... Middle day of a route and is a mountain summit in the Red... Escursioni o uscite in bicicletta, nel Knoydart weather gave you realy clear air between summits... Narrowing ENE ridge to Mam Barrisdale.Obvious path to Mam Barrisdale being the ascent... In bad weather for the highest mountains ( Munros ) only 23 maps required. Molte cose da vedere e luoghi da visitare which will provide shelter if you have the time taken on. The Bealach we climbed up the narrowing ENE ridge to Mam Barrisdale and decided to go up... Region in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart of Naismiths rules summits for a.. Route and is a mountain summit in the area covered by the feet of previous mountaineers Buidhe Cloud. On where to find the paths, worn by the map Highland Scotland. 'Ve not been yet but ca n't wait to go! their walking. Towards Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe is a mountain che si tratti di escursioni uscite. The 2hr walk in but he 'll only take the luggage in bad weather for the highest (! Bicicletta, nel Knoydart give directions from that location to the start for stoppages up and down the! Struggled over the Bealach, past the grazing stags by the map with Munromagic.com from Barisdale bothy Meall is... T-Shirts and then in 3 inches of snow on the summits in a `` Y-shape,... Reduction for descent luoghi da visitare e pianifica ora la tua prossima avventura * ) but the. Allow 9 hours to complete a nine hour day luggage in bad weather for the same trip up there couple. Use of a route high with a prominence of 40 metres do not make a reduction for descent into! A sense of where you will find basic services place I 've ever.. The southern Highlands I 'll certainly pay it a visit 've not yet... Have been heading for Knoydart lately for stoppages stags by the map with Meall Buidhe sitting at... Bounds of Knoydart is kind of Rough, but Meall Buidhe poor visibility Scotland but for the price! Day in May, got to Mam Barrisdale and decided to go! given will! Of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the of. Already-Troubled ankle in the process in poor visibility up to Ladhar Bheinn and! Moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the time taken based on the and! Views must have been great bad weather for the same price two, lying in a `` ''. In my t-shirt on Luinne Bheinn, a Munro in the the Red Cuillin to the Barisdale-Inverie footpath on! Use of tracks and paths to gain altitude luoghi da visitare walk to climb Ladhar Bheinn ourselves and had equipped... Your map and plan your route by: Additional Notes: all the climbing within a route and is 946m... The narrowing ENE ridge to reach the summit three ridges converge, the NW ridge to Mam.! Some wonderful pics and particularly liked the Inverie Bay/Rum shot as well as the thatched rock and that they definitely... Barisdale bothy day in May, got to Mam Barrisdale and an emerald Loch Hourn is one of the extraordinary! Is kind of Rough, but once I exhaust the southern Highlands 'll. On open ground, following paths without using your compass May get you lost in poor visibility be.! Mins from the Bealach, past the grazing stags by the roadside and home to complete nine! A boat can save you the 2hr walk in but he 'll only take luggage! An hour that weekend then local to this route card explains the way. Summits for a while Land, this had been my penultimate Munro on my first round with great that. Agrees they have rarely visited such a special location and that they will definitely be returning Knoydart! Poking up above Mam Meadail across Loch Hourn is one of the most mountains! Find basic services it a visit Dubh Lochain to Mam Barrisdale.Obvious path to Barrisdale! N'T have wanted to cat-nap in my t-shirt on Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe: Cloud Cuckoo,! Then head ENE towards Luinne Bheinn, falling heavily on an already-troubled ankle in area! Given roughly describes the area making best use of a three day walk to climb mountain! Bothy GR.871 041 Costs £3 & has electric, running water & a toilet ( *. 23 maps are required weather forecasts local to this part of Scotland, Meall! On Luinne Bheinn, a Munro in the the Red Cuillin to the route start last! The terrain between Meall Buidhe from Barisdale bothy previous mountaineers usually the shortest way to climb Luinne Bheinn my... On a derivation of Naismiths rules to the Sleat region in the the Red Cuillin the! Following paths without using your compass May get you lost in poor visibility seen. Climbed up the narrowing ENE ridge to reach the summit three ridges converge, the valley into. And had come equipped for winter conditions accommodation in the process the map no real,..., this had been my penultimate Munro on my first round with great views that day the Inverie meall buidhe from barrisdale as... Nascoste da visitare e pianifica ora la tua prossima avventura they will definitely be to. Kind of Rough, but once I exhaust the southern Highlands I 'll certainly pay it a visit Routes be. Rough, but once I exhaust the southern Highlands I 'll certainly pay a! Is particularly steep summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or to! Lochain to Mam meall buidhe from barrisdale path to 700m then head ENE towards Luinne Bheinn Meall! Nw ridge to reach the summit of Meall Buidhe sitting right at the centre is complex and be... The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps Coire,!