Ben More and Conival
Ben More meaning “big mountain of Assynt”
Conival meaning “hill of the dog”
Sitting shy of 1,000m, Ben More and Conival are Assynts only Munros, with Ben More being the highest. They are connected by a ridge of shattered quartzite, offering glimpses into the grey and lonely corries below. Both are within striking distance of Inchnadamph, making it the perfect base to begin your adventure.
The walk follows the River Traligill past the Traligill Caves - the largest cave system in Scotland. With three large entrances, a steep drop and the Uamh an Tartair entrance revealing a waterslide with a river flowing from the pothole above, it’s worth stopping and taking in the impressive surroundings.
Note: Do not try to enter the cave, it’s steep, slippery and should only be explored with a guide.
After you’ve passed the caves, take the steep ascent to the north ridge of Conival, before heading east to Ben More. Both peaks offer spectacular views across the rocky and diverse landscape of Assynt.
Distance: 10.75 miles
Time: 8.5 - 10 hours
For detailed route instructions, click here.