Featured photo of Suilven

One of a line of remnant stubs of Torridonian Sandstone that stand as sentinels down the North West Coast of Scotland above the ancient Lewisian Gneiss plateau. Known as the "Sugarloaf" this is one of the most photogenic peaks in the UK. My preference is for the approach from Inverkirkaig which is a bit longer than via Glen Canisp. Main summit Caisteal Liath is relatively easy, but eastern summit Meall Mheadhonach needs more care and experience

Elevation (feet): 2,399
Elevation (meters): 731
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Scottish Highlands
Latitude: 58.0833
Longitude: -5.16667
Difficulty: Walk Up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Inverness
Convenient Center: Lochinver

Thanks to John Seddon for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Suilven.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #13780 - by Andy Walmsley on Aug 15, 2001
    Tackled the peak by various routes as part of my research for a guidebook. Never topped Meall Bhig (at the eastern end) though - chickened out!
  • Log #13781 - by thomas german on May 14, 2001
    Not sure which route I climbed. I couldn't seem to find the portcullis route up the NW face. I probably did a mixture of a few different routes.
  • Log #13782 - by Kirsti Nicholson on May 03, 2001
    Does anyone have any photos of this area they are willing to publish since mine were lost?
  • Log #13783 - by David Peet on Mar 26, 2001
    Who built the wall and why? The best wilderness views in the UK