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    Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean Walk

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    6.8 km
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    990 m
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    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!

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    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.

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      Year-round access

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      Wild camping (permit required)

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