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Meall Buidhe [Knoydart]


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
946 m (3103 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
222 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Yellow hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Meall Buidhe and Luinne Bheinn are steep rocky mountains in the remote Rough Bounds of Knoydart.

Meall Buidhe is a complex mountain with two peaks on its summit ridge, the true summit lies to the NW and at the other end is the South-east Top (942m). From the summit, ridges run N to Druim Torc-Choire and W to Druim Righeanaich giving an easy route from the path in Gleann Meadail. From the SE top ridges run NE to Meall Coire na Gaoithe'n Ear, which is the route to Luinne Bheinn, and SE to Sgurr Sgeithe.

An alternative ascent route on S slopes is from Mam Meadail to the col between Meall Buidhe and Sgurr Sgeithe.

Hazards you may encounter on Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Meall Buidhe [Knoydart]

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Meall Buidhe [Knoydart]
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
21.7 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Meall Buidhe [Knoydart].

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 Routes that include Meall Buidhe [Knoydart]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 2050 m 26.08 km 9 hrs Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] and Luinne Bheinn  Difficult route on complex craggy mountains. Careful navigation needed through crags.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Meall Buidhe [Knoydart]

 Baggers Gallery for Meall Buidhe [Knoydart]

Me and Oscar on summit, (23,7,11).

© Mark Thomson

Image by Mark Thomson

James happy to be at summit 29/07/2010.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Brilliant expedition

© Peter Wood

Image by Peter Wood

Meall Buidhe summit june 2009...oh well it might be nice the next time

© Dougie Mccoll

Image by Dougie Mccoll
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Recently Climbed By
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Paul Buchanan on 03 Apr 2018
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 Shared Members Track Logs
Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe [Knoydart]
by Brian Howarth
Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] and Luinne Bheinn
by Douglas Mason
Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] and Luinne Bheinn
by Kenny Mcneill

Post a few words about Meall Buidhe [Knoydart] or read what others have had to say.

Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
June 22, 2009
31st May 2009. The ascent from Mam Meadail to the Sgurr Sgeithe ridge takes a continuously grassy line to the right of the rock outcrops. It is steeper than it looks. If descending the west ridge to Inverie there is a rough path down the final section (shown on BMC map). This continues across a level swamp to bridges over the Inverie River and also the Allt Gleann Meadeail (on BMC map).
Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
May 25, 2009
Narrowly failed to get a view on 25th May 09 - reached summit at about 6:30 am after setting off from Kinlochourn at 1:10 am. If that sounds slightly bonkers, that's probably because it is, but it was certainly different! Summer nights in the Highlands, when it never quite gets dark, are well worth experiencing.
Geo Ferguson
wrote on
September 10, 2004
This whole area is a delight. Take a tent and spend a few days at Barriesdale or stay at the Bothy. The drop into the corrie, from this summit heading for Mam Barriesdale, is hard walking. It is worth considering going along the ridge and dropping into the corrie on the west side of Lunnie Bheinn. May be longer but easier walking.

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