Cùl Mòr

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Cùl Mòr
Cùl Mòr from the main starting point, to the east
Highest point
Elevation 849 m (2,785 ft)
Prominence 651 m (2,136 ft) Ranked 84th in British Isles
Parent peak Beinn Dearg (Ullapool)
Listing Corbett, Marilyn
Location Inverpolly, Highland, Scotland
Parent range Northwest Highlands
OS grid NC162119
Topo map OS Landranger 15

Cùl Mòr is a shapely, twin summited mountain in the far north west of Scotland whose higher summit is the highest point of Inverpolly. It is almost completely separated from its southern neighbour, Cùl Beag. Despite its higher altitude, it is less well known than two of its other neighbours, Suilven and Stac Pollaidh, but being higher, it commands spectacular views over these and many other neighbours.


The start of the stalker's path

Cùl Mòr is best approached from Knockan Crag, at NC189095, where there is parking space and from where a well maintained stalker's path leads to the foot of the Meallan Diomhain ridge. The route up this ridge is marked by cairns. From the top of this ridge, the most popular route bears right, over a broad saddle, before approaching the summit from the north east. The very last part of the ascent is quite steep and involves scrambling over boulders; otherwise this is an easy and comfortable mountain to climb. A slightly longer but possibly easier route can be found via the corrie that leads up to the col of Creag nan Calman, to the south west of the main summit.


Coordinates: 58°03′29″N 5°07′00″W / 58.05798°N 5.11680°W / 58.05798; -5.11680