Beinn Leoid and Meallan a’ Chuail

Beinn Leoid and Meallan a’ Chuail are remote charismatic peaks in the area between Loch Merkland and Glen Coul north west of Loch Shin. They are most easily approached by a stalkers path that leaves the A838 west of the head of the pass between Loch More and Loch Merkland. Beinn Leoid (792m) is a Corbett and the further of the two from the road. Meallan a’ Chuail is a pleasant and quite shapely 750m summit just short of Corbett status and is well worth combining with an ascent of Beinn Leoid.

These hills are good view points to look into the remote area of eastern Assynt, from the head of Loch Glencoul to Beinn Uidhe and Ben More Assynt, and the watery head of Glen Cassley and give great views down the expanse of Loch Shin and the Flow Country across to Ben Klibreck.

Please note: This page is in development but in the meantime I hope you enjoy the small selection of photos. Please check back for more photos, route information & an interactive map – coming soon.

Purchase prints of photos in a wide range of sizes and media at my online store at Redbubble.

Purchase prints at Redbubble.com button image
Find out more about purchasing from Redbubble here.

Discover and explore Northern Sutherland through the articles and links below.

Search for accommodation using Booking.comBuy guide books and maps from Amazon
Buy maps from the Ordnance SurveyCheck out reviews at TripAdvisor
Late afternoon on beautiful Ceannabeinne beach (Traigh Allt Chailgeag)
Ceannabeinne Durness – Grey November Day but Still Beautiful
Saturday was a grey day in the far north, there was some mizzle in Caithness to start. The forecast had seemed okay so I set out with my boy to head west and do something. No firm plans, just a need (on my part) to get out of the house ...
Read More
Dawn Over the Kyle of Tongue, Northern Sutherland
Ben Hope Summit Camp
Back in July I had a free weekend that coincided with good weather in the north west. This generally seems to be a rare occurrence with good weather appearing to only happen during the working week. Whilst having climbed Ben Hope many times I had never spent a night high ...
Read More
Photo of a Puffin surveying the geo around Wester Clett, "Puffin Island"
Puffin Colony – Wester Clett, Sutherland
Just on the Sutherland side of the Sutherland/Caithness border is a deep geo, or coastal inlet, with a steep sided island called Wester Clett in the middle. Wester Clett has been popularly named "Puffin Island", which is fair enough given the number of puffins here in the summer months. The ...
Read More

Leave a Reply

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: