Thursday, 5 September 2013

Beinn na Seilg

Rachael Haylett and Ben McKeown climbed Beinn na Seilg this morning.  These are Rachael's photos.  The first looks along the summit of the hill, with the islands of Rum, Muck and Eigg in the distance.  The lochan at far right is Lochan na Crannaig, the one at centre Lochan an Aodainn.

The view to the north, with Rum at left and Eigg at right, and the dark ridge of Beinn na h-Imeilte in the middle ground.

Looking south across the Sound of Mull, with a rain shower moving out of Bloody Bay.

The view east, with Ben Hiant and Morvern in the distance.  The lochans are often called the 'Twin Lochans', Lochain Gleann Locha, the lochans in the glen.


  1. I did my undergraduate geology dissertation in Ardnamurchan in 2011, with most of my work being done around Beinn na Seilg. Beuatiful views from everywhere on the hill. I certainly miss it!

  2. I fish the twin lochs maybe once or twice each summer. I never catch anything bigger than about 8 inches long and this summer I didn't catch anything at all but it is a great place to fish. In 20 years I don't think I've ever seen anybody else fishing up there. It's so quiet and if you can't catch anything in one loch you just turn round and try the other one. There are the remains of a boat up there so I guess they used to be fished more often. Great photos.

  3. In some ways it has better views than from the top of Ben Hiant.

    I took a friend up to fish the twin lochans who had caught trout all over the world, including gigantic specimens in northern Canada. He caught one small brownie, and said it was more exciting than anything he'd caught before!


  4. Could someone give me an idea of how difficult it is to get to the lochans? Heading there in a few days, thanks!

  5. Your only difficulty is getting from the Ormsaigbeg road up through one of the crofts and through the common grazings fence. Then it's about a 20 minute walk, depending on how fast you go. Jon

  6. Thanks Jon, will give it a shot!