Gulvain from Loch Eil

13.2 miles, 1372 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 6h45m
This route takes in the single Munro of Gulvain. Gulvain is hidden away from the A830 but it still remains reasonably accessible. Start from the roadside on the A830, head North following a track that is initially on the Eastern side of Fionn Lighe, a little over a mile this track will cross on to the Western side. Continue to follow this track all the way to where the valley splits at Na Socachan. At this point you should continue on the same bearing and climb up the main ridge of Gulvain. This approach beings you out on the insignificant South (of three) top. Continue briefly North and you will reach the central top, there is a trig-point here, but it is not the high-point. Continue to follow the ridge to the North-East and you will reach the highpoint (4h).
If you are only interested in Munros then there aren't many options here but to re-trace your steps back the way you came. Alternatively if you are prepared to consider a Corbett, retrace your steps back to the col, head North-West to drop down to the wide col under Gualann nan Osna. Make the short ascent to Gualann nan Osna, and then continue the ridge round as it curves to the South and you will come out on Braigh nan Uamhachan, a Corbett of 765m. From here you can descend almost directly South to Gleann Fionnlighe and return to the A830.
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