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Ben Wyvis

Meaning: Big Greenish-Grey Slope

Munro Region: Loch Broom to Easter Ross

Munro Number: 83

Height in Metres: 1046

Height in Feet: 3432

OS Map Reference OS Sheet 20; 463684

Description:

Ben Wyvis is a very prominent feature in the landscape of Easter Ross, a high flat-topped mountain rising above the low landscape of the Cromarty Firth, and visible from a long way away to the south beyond the Moray Firth. It is a long grassy mountain, with open corries to the south-east and steep slopes to the north-west above the Garbat Forest.

The shortest route to Ben Wyvis is from the west, leaving the A835 road ½ kilometre south of Garbat and following the path up the north side of the Allt a' Bhealaich Mhoir. Once clear of the forest climb the steep ridge leading to An Cabar and continue along the flat mossy ridge to Glas Leathad Mor. If you want to complete a traverse of the mountain, continue north to Tom a' Choinnich and descend its south-west ridge and the Allt a'Gharbh Bhaid to reach the edge of the forest. A path on the north side of this stream leads down to a road which goes south across the hillside to the Allt a' Bhealaich Mhoir and the uphill route.

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