Ben Stack

  • Looking east from summit - © Reggie Heyworth
  • Ben Stack from the sea
  • Ben Stack - © flickr user- Dave Ellis
  • Ben Stack - © flickr user- Graham Lewis
  • Ben Stack - © flickr user- Sandy Stevenson
  • Ben Stack - © flickr user- SurfCologic
  • Loch More towards Ben Stack - © flickr user- stu smith

Key information: Ben Stack

  •  This grand pyramid sits in splendid isolation inland from the sea loch, Loch Laxford, north of the Assynt peninsula.
  • Huge and magnificent panoramic views of the entire area from the top.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating87
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points1
  • Total rating87
  • Note: Frequent bad weather

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 3.5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude: 721m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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© Ben Stack from the sea

WALK SUMMARY

This grand pyramid sits in splendid isolation inland from the sea loch, Loch Laxford, north of the Assynt peninsula. Huge and magnificent panoramic views of the entire area from the top.

Walkopedia friend Reggie Heyworth says:

 

"A  fairly tough, steep climb for the last 40 minutes or so, as the initially clear path gradually becomes indistinct, so one ends up following one's nose to the (ever-receding!) summit.

 

Magnificent views from the top (final two photos) and one can find a clear path on the summit, down which previous walkers have descended.  This too, like the ascent path, fades into various indistinct options, so it's then a question of once more following one's nose.  In total, it was just under two hours from the road to the top (with pauses) and about 90 minutes down.  On a hot day, allow longer.

 

The first photo shows the River Laxford, with Stack in the background.  Although not a Munroe, it is so prominent in the landscape that it feels like a real achievement.  It is steep, rocky, treeless and even in good weather it felt somewhat forbidding, perhaps because of its morbid association with Robin Cook."

Walkopedia says: "Thank you, Reggie!"

This is a tough walk. The weather is unpredictable. Come prepared.

 For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Assynt Peninsula walk page.

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Ben Stack - © flickr user- Graham Lewis

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