Create an account

Start your adventure today.

    0

    Already a member? Login

    Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk

    Difficulty
    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    Hard
    Duration
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    4-5.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    6.8 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    990 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead
    Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk

    The walk of Beinn Ime (1,011 m) and Beinn Luibhean (858 m) invites hillwalkers to tackle two steep mountains in the Arrochar Alps, unlocking spectacular views from atop both summits. As the highest summit in the Arrochar Alps, the views from Beinn Ime are unparalleled. Although the terrain is rocky, you should be able to remain on two feet for the duration of the route. This walk is perfect for those looking for a challenge and enables you to check two spectacular Scottish Munros off of your list in the process!

    Download the 10Adventures App

    View Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk

    The Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk presents the alluring opportunity to rise to the challenge of reaching the summit of the highest mountain in the Arrochar Alps, Benn Ime. The 6.8 km route is short but sweet and allows you to conquer two impressive peaks in under 4 hours. The ascents of both peaks are steep, and the terrain extremely rocky, so proper footwear is a must for this walk.

    The walk begins from the car park near butterbridge as you ascend via a stream towards the col between the two peaks. The summit of Beinn Ime is reached via rocky outcrops, and once there, you’ll revel in spectacular views of the surrounding Alps. Retrace your steps to the col and prepare to ascend the west summit of Beinn Luibhean. To return, head down the north ridge to rejoin the same trail running parallel to the stream from the beginning of the walk.

    Getting to the Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk Trailhead

    To get to the Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk from Arrochar, head along the A83, past the Rest and be Thankful and Loch Restil. When the road bends, make a sharp left and cross the Kinglas Water. You’ll then spot a large car park on your left where the walk begins.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      Year-round access

    • Backcountry Campsites

      Wild camping (permit required)

    • Pets allowed

      Yes

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Lollipop

    Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Hiking Tours by Country

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter