An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

At 620 metres Beinn Mhor is the highest point on South Uist. There is no recognised route up to the summit and so it is a matter of finding a place to park on the A865 and heading across the moorland. Try parking at the layby near the memorial (GR NF 768 346) on the A865 South of Loch Dobhrain. Walk north along the road (past a small section of forestry) and once north of Loch Dobhrain use the track next to the house with the polytunnel/greenhouses (GR NF 767 341) to access the moorland.
Walk ESE across the moor and aim for the main ridge up Beinn Mhor. Climb the steep flank to reach a cairn and rockier ground to reach the narrow ridge and continue along it to the summit trig and large stone shelter. Return the same way.
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