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The eastern Mamores

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Highlands, Scotland, about 12.94km (8.04 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 7:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 1074m (3523ft)
Loss 1050m (3444ft)
Max. Elevation 1110m (3641ft)
Elevation (total) 2124m (6967ft)
Start & End
Kinlochleven
Distance 12.94km
(8.04mi)
Duration ~7:00
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 22 Jun 2011
This extended ridge is one of Scotland's highlights. The most famous peaks are those of the Ring of Steall (best accessed from the other side) but the eastern tops of the range - Na Gruagaichean, Binnein Mor and Sgor Eilde Beag are easily their equal. Base yourself in Kinlochleven, which is a stop on the bus routes heading north to Fort William.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NN185618
A regular stop-off on the West Highland Way, Kinlochleven is where to base yourself for a Mamores trip.
Allt Coire na Ba About 1.78 km (~1.11 miles) from
OS Grid NN192635
Take the path heading north out of town, which follows Allt Coire na Ba.
Switchback About 1.73 km (~1.07 miles) from
OS Grid NN194652
The path switches back and forth as it climbs beneath the shadow of Am Bodach.
The ridge About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid NN192657
Join the main ridge path between Stob Coire a' Chairn and Na Guragaichean. If you're feeling fresh, take in the summit of Stob Coire a' Chairn before heading east along the ridge.
Na Gruagaichean About 0.98 km (~0.61 miles) from
OS Grid NN201654
It's a scrambly ascent up to this one.
Nameless peak About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid NN211656
Follow the ridge east as it drops down and then rises to a nameless peak. Store your backpack by the cairn for an easier trot over to Binnein Mor.
Binnein Mor About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid NN211664
This is one of those fine-looking peaks that define Scotland. Best seen from the Water of Nevis - you can drop down there for a wild camp if you want to spend longer in the hills.
Back to the ridge About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid NN213655
Retrace your steps and rejoin the ridge heading east.
Sgor Eilde Beag About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
OS Grid NN220651
This is the final top of the day - admire the views back along the length of the Mamores before you drop off via the path on the eastern shoulder.
Path back About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
OS Grid NN216641
The return path curves across the southern flanks of the Mamores, overlooking Loch Eilde Mor.
Kinlochleven again About 3.25 km (~2.02 miles) from
OS Grid NN188623
Return to the town for the bus home.

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