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Mam na Gualainn Circuit

Ben Nevis


A long and beautiful trip high above Loch Leven.

Hiking Difficult

22 km
1.1 km
1.1 km
6-7 hrs
Low Point
8 m
High Point
791 m
Mam na Gualainn Circuit Map

Starting in Kinlochleven and then ascending to a stunning blunt ridge, this is a wonderful trip which is long enough to satisfy even the keenest of hikers.


At times the path is not overly clear so you'll need a bit of experience in route finding and spotting signs of previous hikers, but generally the route is obvious and intuitive. The views are spectacular throughout, with Beinn a' Bheithir, the famous peaks of the Aonach Eagach and the Pap of Glencoe all featuring.

The hike ends with a stroll down the barren and wild Allt na Lairge Moire, which leads - via a few boggy sections - back to Kinlochleven.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Family friendly

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