Ben Wyvis

My plan for the week in Ullapool with Neil was to have three days Munro bagging with intervening rest days. After our walk on Sunday, our plan on Tuesday 22 May was to visit Ben Wyvis (Gaelic: Glas Leathad Mor meaning Big Greenish Grey Slope; 1,046m; M85).

The weather had become markedly warmer and although there was still snow around it was disappearing fairly rapidly.  We decided to walk the Ben Wyvis ridge from south to north.  With Ben Wyvis being a fairly accessible and popular Munro, the route is clear with erosion on the broad ridge becoming a problem.

While the ascent up to the south top is fairly steep, it’s almost a stair case in parts, although with fairly uneven rises.  The descent from the north top is over rough ground, which could probably be quite boggy in wet weather.

Ben Wyvis ridge from the West

Ben Wyvis ridge from the West

Approaching Ben Wyvis on the track through the forestry plantation

Approaching Ben Wyvis on the track through the forestry plantation

Taking a break near the south top

Taking a break near the south top

Neil approaching the summit

Neil approaching the summit

In snow at the summit

In snow at the summit

Panoramic view from the Ben Wyvis ridge

Panoramic view from the Ben Wyvis ridge

Quite a lot of water was consumed on our very pleasant 6½ hour walk of 14.1km with 1,010m climb.  Our route is shown on the map below:

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