Beinn Eighe Kinlochewe Reviews
A real Torridonian giant Sep 04, 2010
I get bored easily by pointless comparisons and I don't know - or care - how Beinn Eighe compares with An Teallach. To me both are places of wonder. Possibly Beinn Eighe suffers a little by its proximity to another moutain mass, Liatach.
However there are three things that make Beinn Eighe very special, as well as limestone cap to its Torridonian sandstone bulk. First is the fact that from its traverse you have glorious views not only of Glen Torridon but also of Loch Maree (sic), possibly the most grand of Scotland's true lochs. Across Loch Maree rises another wonderful mountain, Slioch - but I have never been up it so there won't be a review from me.
Secondly, Beinn Eighe holds one of Scotland's most majestic corries. Coire Mhic Fhearchair at a height of some 590m. At the far end of the corrie is the Triple Buttress, a majestic rock structure. The corrie is reasoably easy to reach by the footpath going up from Glen Torridon between Liathach and Beinn Eighe, near which there is a car park.
Lastly, on the Loch Maree side, there is a nature trai reserve with two trails, one for anybody in reasonable health, the other manageable but tougher and higher.
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