Four corners and five Bens

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Four corners and five Bens

Postby matt2matt2002 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:32 am

Planning a charity challenge for the Summer.
Reach the four corners of Scotland and climb their nearby Munroes, plus Ben Nevis.

I have heard of the Scottish End to End but never the Four Corners.
Please let me know if I am covering old ground ~ so to speak.

Also, I would be grateful to receive any comments and advice.

I will be using my Thorn Raven, camping or hosteling and starting off from Aberdeen in July.

Rough milage will be 1,000 miles and hope to take 5 weeks.

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Re: Four corners and five Bens

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:24 am

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Re: Four corners and five Bens

Postby John in Leeds » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:19 am

I'm pretty sure George Berwick did this years ago without the Bens. I vaguely remember something about 160 mpd carrying camping gear but memory may play tricks.

https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/minisites/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&pageid=CADB6BE7-A9FB-9F42-9B01F185066BBD25&siteID=FE129D42-BEB5-F023-67D7792A2E9043B1
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Re: Four corners and five Bens

Postby khain » Fri May 02, 2014 8:44 pm

Hi Matt

I cycled the four corners earlier this year. You can read about it on my blog at http://www.khain.net.

There was some discussion on this forum as to what the 4 corners actually are though. I did the most southerly, northerly, easterly etc. points on the mainland (some of the true corners will be on islands), but others seemed to think different points were 'corners' e.g. Cape Wrath. What points are you heading for?

If you do the same points as I did be aware that there is nothing to mark the most easterly corner at Keith Inch (or the south-east point if you do that instead) and it is quite hard to find and a bit dismal too. Also, there are no munros near any of the corners.

The toughest thing I found was the headwinds. Doing 4 corners you will have to tackle them at some point but hopefully they won't be as bad as in March.

Have a good time
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Re: Four corners and five Bens

Postby matt2matt2002 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:11 am

khain wrote:Hi Matt

I cycled the four corners earlier this year. You can read about it on my blog at http://www.khain.net.

There was some discussion on this forum as to what the 4 corners actually are though. I did the most southerly, northerly, easterly etc. points on the mainland (some of the true corners will be on islands), but others seemed to think different points were 'corners' e.g. Cape Wrath. What points are you heading for?

If you do the same points as I did be aware that there is nothing to mark the most easterly corner at Keith Inch (or the south-east point if you do that instead) and it is quite hard to find and a bit dismal too. Also, there are no munros near any of the corners.

The toughest thing I found was the headwinds. Doing 4 corners you will have to tackle them at some point but hopefully they won't be as bad as in March.

Have a good time


Many thanks.
May I ask how long it took you?

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Re: Four corners and five Bens

Postby matt2matt2002 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:15 am

Hello folks.
Just an update on my tour.
I have completed most of the top half.
Shetland Orkney Lewis Harris and Skye.
I am now on Eigg for a few days before heading South towards Fort William.
If anyone needs any tips or info. please contact me.
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