Ben Lui and Beinn a’Chleibh

The boggiest munro so far!

Situated at the top of Glen Fyne it is only an hour car journey from Oban –  between Dalmally and Tyndrum. Firstly, I managed to cross the river Lochy without getting my socks wet but then managing to step right in the middle of boggy ground next to a waterfall, up to my knees! My feet were soaking for the rest of the walk. It did not get less boggy until near the ridge of Ben Lui.

The ridge gave spectacular views of Beinn a’Chleibh, looking rather insignificant from where I was standing.

The summit was very impressive giving 360 degree views of the surrounding peaks.


The strangest event by far was when I reached the bealach between the 2 Munros and a red balloon floated over the summit of Beinn a’Chleihb and over my head towards the summit of Ben Lui. I am no balloon expert but I believe that is pretty damn high for a balloon, and where the hell did it come from? Very eerie indeed! Only for Colin and Andy later that night to reference the horror film IT – “They all float down here!”

The summit of Beinn a’Chleihb was just as beautiful with stunning views of the Ben Cruachan horseshoe we dominated last week.


‘The whole object of travel is not to set foot on a foreign land – it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.’ G. K. Chesterton

Munro: Ben Lui and Beinn a’Chleibh
Distance 10km / 6.25 miles
Time 5 – 7 hours
Ascent 1078m 
Start Grid RefNN239278


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