Scrambling on Beinn Ghobhlach: North-West Highlands of Scotland

Beinn Ghobhlach is a delightful hill (a 'Graham') that is located on the Scoraig peninsula in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Despite its modest height (635m), the peak offers fantastic views north over Loch Broom to Ullapool and south over Little Loch Broom towards the Fannichs and the Fisherfield Forest.

The usual route up Beinn Ghobhlach is from Badrallach, a small collection of houses that is also the starting point for the residents of nearby Scoraig to visit their remote, off-the-grid community (on occasion, the villagers have to walk off-road for 7km to reach their homes if the waters of the loch are not suitable for them to ferry themselves in by small boat. You can see the settlement on Scoraig farther along the coastline on the left of the image below). From Badrallach, a fun route to Beinn Ghobhlach's summit is to climb steeply up from the coastline c.2km west of Badrallach and wind your way between Loch na Coireig and Loch na h-Uidhe before tackling some fun sandstone outcrops that offers you easy scrambling in a great coastal location before you continue your way to the summit.

 
 
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