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Ben Loyal

Ben Loyal from the north. An Caisteal is the jagged peak second from the left.
Elevation 764 m (2,507 ft)
Prominence 609 m (1,998 ft)
Parent peak Ben Hope
Listing Corbett, Marilyn
Translation Hill of the level top (Norse)
Pronunciation [English: /ˌbɛn ˈlɔɪ.əl/]
Location Sutherland, Scotland
Topo map OS Landranger 10
OS grid NC578488

Ben Loyal is an isolated mountain of 764 m in Sutherland, the northwestern tip of the Scottish Highlands. It is a Corbett located south of the Kyle of Tongue, and provides good views of the Kyle, Loch Loyal to the east, and Ben Hope to the west.

It has a distinctive shape due to the four rocky peaks, the highest of which is called An Caisteal. To the north of An Caisteal is the 712 m Sgòr Chaonasaid, to the south is Bheinn Bheag (744 m), which cannot be seen in the photograph opposite, and to the west is the ridge of Sgòr a Chèirich, 644 m at its highest point. The fourth peak in the picture is the 568 m Sgòr Fionnaich.

Access is by a farm track which approaches from the north, starting at a farm called Ribigill.

Ben Loyal is composd chiefly of granite.

Ben Loyal is a part of Ben Loyal Estate, owned by the Chamberlain Count Adam Knuth of Knuthenborg, Denmark

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Coordinates: 58°24′16″N 4°26′07″W / 58.40439°N 4.43517°W / 58.40439; -4.43517


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