The Mamores feature quite highly in my list of favourite places to walk in Scotland, but it's been a while since I last visited. It's time to correct that oversight! The plan is to climb Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean, two Munros at the east end of the Mamores. The exact route we'll follow will be dependant on the weather conditions on the day, but it will be broadly similar to the route described by WalkHighlands.
- Grade : Hard at a moderate pace (See below)
- Distance: 14km
- Ascent: 1250m
- Time: approximately seven to nine hours
- Après-walk: The Clachaig Inn, Glencoe
Please read our Participation Statement
This walk has been graded as a Hard walk, however, we will be walking at a moderate pace. The intention is to walk as a group, so faster walkers should bear this in mind when signing up.
If there is snow on the hills, this walk will not be suitable for anyone who does not have previous winter walking experience.
Please remember that you are responsible for deciding if this walk is suitable for you, coming adequately prepared and looking after yourself on the walk. If we think the walk is is not suitable for you or you do not seem to have the right equipment, we reserve the right to refuse to let you join, for your's and the group's safety and comfort.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.
Clothing & Equipment
You must ensure that you come adequately prepared for this walk.
A recommended gear list can be found on the MCofS website.
If there is snow on the hills, you should treat this as a winter walk, and ensure that you come suitably equipped, including crampons and an ice axe.
Please don't forget to bring a map with a note of the route description and a compass.
Please make sure you check the weather forecast before you come.
If the weather looks really bad, I may decide to cancel or do an alternative walk - this will be discussed before hand.
Lifts / Meetup Time
We will meet at the Botanic Gardens at 6am. If you need a lift or can offer space in your car, please indicate this when you RSVP. If you're meeting at the Botanics, there is no need to arrange a lift in advance - car sharing will be organised there and then.
If you would like to meet at the start of the walk (see the route description above), please be there for 7:45am. If you're going straight to the start, please indicate this on your RSVP.
If you need a lift from somewhere other than the Botanic Gardens, please use the comments below to arrange this.