Ben Stack, Durness

4.5
#8 of 9 in Parks in Durness
Ben Stack is a mountain in Sutherland, in the northwest of Scotland. It is 721 m (2,365 ft) high. It lies southeast of Laxford Bridge and northwest of Loch More along the A838 road, and just west of Loch Stack.


It is regarded as a moderately easy walk for walkers and hikers due to its overall height and its accessibility from the A838 road. It is most commonly climbed from the southeast, following the long eastern ridge of Leathad na Stioma. A slightly steeper alternative comes from the northwestern side, starting from near Lochstack Lodge. These starting points are both located on the A838 road, thus a traverse is possible.


On 6 August 2005 former U.K. Foreign Secretary Robin Cook died after collapsing with a heart attack whilst walking down from the summit.
Put Ben Stack at the forefront of your travel plans using our Durness trip maker tool.
Source
Create an itinerary including Ben Stack
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Ben Stack Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
13 reviews
Google
4.0
TripAdvisor
  • This feature stands out from miles away when driving in this scenic, barren area. A splendid sight. The approach up the feature heading towards the northwest is the more gentle angle. There are...  more »
  • Climbed Ben Stack years ago...it was covered in snow and ice! But it was not an especially difficult climb, and the views were amazing!  more »
Google
  • Ben Stack on a beautiful day

Plan your trip to Durness

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Durness

5.0
Duration:2 h
4.4
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:2 h
4.0
Duration:2 h

Kid-friendly things to do in Durness

4.9
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:4 h

Side trips from Durness

4.8
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Durness

4.7
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:30 min
4.9
Duration:30 min
4.4
Duration:30 min

Nature in Durness

4.1
Duration:2 h

Museums in Durness

3.2
Duration:2 h
4.4
Duration:30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:2 h