Beinn Ìme

Beinn Ìme

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The tallest of the stunning Arrochar Alps at 2,217 feet (1,011 m), hikes up Beinn Ìme place you in the heart of this extraordinary, compact and rugged mountain group. A Munro, you can summit Beinn Ìme by itself or make a big day of it and add its neighbours into the mix too. The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain are popular choices for an extended, circular hike. 

There are several popular starting points to the south east and south west of the mountain, but no matter where you begin, the views start demanding your attention fairly quickly. In good weather, Beinn Ìme is a family friendly mountain with lots of options to keep it short or expand it.

Tackling a king in the Arrochar Alps

One of the most popular starting points is the Forestry Commission car park in Succoth at the head of Loch Long. From here, you’ll walk through plantation woods and, depending on whether you’ve got your sights on Beinn Narnain as well, you’ll either begin working up to the summit or follow the Allt a’ Bhalachain stream. 

This trail gives you access to the Cobbler but even if you skip it, it’ll play a huge role in the astounding views as you ascend. If you hike Beinn Narnain first, take care in poor visibility and note that the bealach requires a hefty descent and re-ascent to Beinn Ìme. When you reach the summit of this Scottish giant though, outstanding landscape abounds. 

Glimpse Loch Fyne to the west, peeking out behind Beinn an Lochain. A slice of Loch Lomond is visible with a straight line view down Loch Arklet to Loch Katrine behind. Arrochar is small but holds pubs and accommodation whilst you’ll find many campsites along the lochsides. 

Beinn Ìme is marvellous in good weather but only experienced winter mountaineers should brave snow and ice.


  • Dan Hobson

    Beinn Ìme is the highest mountain in the Arrochar Alps, in the Southern Highlands. The mountain has a simple slope and a well-maintained path. As you might expect, at 3,316 feet (1,011 metres) tall, you are afforded some truly spectacular views from the summit.

    • February 12, 2019

  • Jim

    On the descent of Ben Ime, a steep grass drop can offer an alternative route back to Arrochar via Glen Loin. Beware though, it is steep and caution must be taken - Stay close to the fence line.

    • November 3, 2019

  • Andrew

    A long but rewarding walk in from the car park (very expensive). This munro is easily walked from the Glen but once out in open hillside, careful navigation is needed in poor visibility.

    • October 5, 2021

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Location: Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom


  • Elevation980 m

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