Excellent, Clova. At the summit three ridges converge, the NW ridge to Mam Barrisdale being the usual ascent route. No real difficulties, couple of slightly exposed moves, use of a hand once or twice. It has a flush toilet and running water. There is a bothy in Barrisdale which will provide shelter if you need to sit around for a while. I struggled on to Luinne Bheinn, my 66th Munro. To the left of the mountain, the track reaches Mam Barrisdale, the high pass over to Barrisdale … 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). 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. That's amazing, Dave, about our penultimate munros being the same! Meall Buidhe - and that Memorial! Meall Buidhe from the west, showing the bridges over the Inverie River and the Allt Gleann Meadail near their junction; 31st May 2009. An enjoyable route. bothy GR.871 041 Costs £3 & has electric,running water & a toilet (www.Barisdale.com *note spelling*). A long slog up over the Bealach, past the grazing stags by the roadside and home to complete a nine hour day. Being on the hills gives you a sense of where you are, where you've been, where you're going and why! 5017 feet. Everyone seems to have been heading for Knoydart lately. Snow in May? Great Clova, Knoydart - a place i've not been yet but can't wait to go!! Meall Buidhe is a 946m Munro mountain in the Scottish Highlands. Taken from ridge to Luinne Bheinn. Geo-Trips:: Climbing Luinne Bheinn from Barrisdale Knoydart A walk from Barrisdale, Tue, 9 May 2000 by Nigel Brown. There is no road access to the Knoydart Peninsula. Great report. To the left of the mountain, the track reaches Mam Barrisdale, the high pass over to … Description. Meall Buidhe is 169 metres high with a prominence of 40 metres. Meall Buidhe is a mountain summit in the The Red Cuillin to the Sleat region in the county of Highland, Scotland. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers. 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. Don’t go there. Kicking steps as required along to Meall Buidhe, they managed to avoid the use of crampons. 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. Did this on a glorious day in May, got to Mam Barrisdale and decided to go on up to Ladhar Bheinn as well. 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). Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass. 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. 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. Wouldn't have wanted to cat-nap in my t-shirt on Luinne Bheinn for an hour that weekend then. Much snow on the hill, we wondered? Meall Buidhe is a hell of a mountain. 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! Max Elevation: 3016 feet. Meall Buidhe from the Mallaig / Inverie ferry with Sgurr na Ciche poking up above Mam Meadail. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map. 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. 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 Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. Follow the good track and path along Gleann Dubh Lochain to Mam Barrisdale. Meall Buidhe, 946 m, NM 849 989. Brilliant report Clova with some wonderful pics and particularly liked the Inverie Bay/Rum shot as well as the thatched rock. The total ascent is 2,050 metres. 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!! Looking upstream, the valley splits into two, lying in a "Y-shape", with Meall Buidhe sitting right at the centre. 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 … 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! Brings backthe memories of my trip up there a couple of years ago - thanks! Barrisdale to Inverie - grade 2. Route fm Car,2 Munros & bothy was 8.25hrs. Knoydart trip reports always seem special. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/munros/meall-buidhe-knoydart Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. The summit can be identified by: Additional Notes: All the walks up Meall Buidhe on Mud and Routes can be seen above. Allow 9 hours to complete this 26.08 km route. We were walking around Inverie in t-shirts and then in 3 inches of snow on the summits in a white out. Your approach route may differ. Undeterred, Bill set off to tackle Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe from Mam Barrisdale. We walked in from Kinlochhourn to Barrisdale where we camped (but used the facilities of the estate bothy). Meall Buidhe No ratings yet. Follow track alongside Inverie River and retrace the approach route to return to the start. The six Munros featured in this route are – Meall Buidhe, Luinne Bheinn, Ladhar Bheinn, Sgurr na Ciche, Garbh Chioch Mhor and Sgurr nan Coireachan. Another excellent trip report from Knoydart. About Meall Buidhe. 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. Excellent - lots of Knoydart reports recently. 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. 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). In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk. There is a lot of up and down between the two mountains especially when ascending Meall Buidhe. Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear is a mountain summit in the Knoydart to Barrisdale Forest region in the county of Highland, Scotland. 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. A boat can save you the 2hr walk in but he'll only take the luggage in bad weather for the same price. Walker-friendly accommodation in the area Or use the Tosaich ridge. Scopri le 17 gemme nascoste da visitare e pianifica ora la tua prossima avventura. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility. The middle day of a three day walk to climb Luinne Bheinn, a Munro in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart. Meall Buidhe seen from Sgurr Coire Choinnichean, 17th May 2010. We then give directions from that location to the route start. 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. Careful navigation needed through crags. Difficult route on complex craggy mountains. 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. Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. Looks like the varied weather gave you realy clear air between the showers so the views must have been great. From Mallaig travel by boat to Inverie. Never been to this part of Scotland, but once I exhaust the southern highlands I'll certainly pay it a visit. Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route. Barrisdale only 2 mins from the bunkhouse. I enjoyed your TR and pictures. Day 3 Inverie - Barrisdale Bay. Must be Scotland! Everyone agrees they have rarely visited such a special location and that they will definitely be returning to Knoydart – the sooner the better. It sleeps about 12 people. Day 4 Barrisdale Bay- Kinloch Hourn Knoydart’s Meall Buidhe: Cloud Cuckoo Land, This had been my penultimate munro on my first round with great views that day. It is steep, wet and grim. 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 … 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. An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Min Elevation: 19 feet. From the bealach we climbed up the narrowing ENE ridge to reach the summit of Meall Buidhe’s east top (942m). 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. At Kinloch Hourn use the path to Mam Barrisdale.Obvious path to 700m then head ENE towards Luinne Bheinn summit. Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Mam Barrisdale. 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. Skip to Details. This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route. 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