Name:Ben Horn
Hill number:1171
Height:520m / 1706ft
SMC/RHB Section:16D: Altnaharra to Dornoch
Topographical area:HN04 Klibreck-dhorain
Catchment:Brora, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NC 80728 06336
Summit feature:cairn
Col:166m  NC744064  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 17
(1:25k) 441E
Observations:area to E of cairn is of similar height
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Escaping bad weather over at Elphin for a day in the sunshine.Bit blowy on top but good views over to the Griams and Klibreck.ARM09/09/2023
Parked at Bridge of Horn. Up track towards Loch Horn. Another track branches off to R just before loch. Left at 80525/05678 track junction. Track/path from there.duchally30/08/2023
A revisit, taking a more circuitous route via Meall Loch Horn (a pointless, squidgy, insignificant bump), then Meall Dubh and Meall Mheadhoin, which are much better. It started raining when I got to Ben Horn, so I didn't feel obliged to visit any more bumps.Gill202/08/2023
A clockwise circuit of the Loch Horn hills from Bridge of Horn.... Meall Loch Horn, Meall Odhar, Meall Horn, Ben Horn, South Top, Meall Coire Aghaisgeig & finally Beinn Cos a' Bhaich. No paths once on the hills so something of a heather tramp.summitter01/08/2023
From Bridge of Horn via forest track and ATV track.Winterfloodian24/05/2023
Golspie 3 PeaksCraigW29/04/2023
From Bridge of Horn.Chris Peart29/04/2023
With Yeltzbagger from Bridge of Horn. We were worried I might not get over the stile over the deer fence but not too bad. Straightforward climb and great views.Stevie n Tay27/11/2022
With Dom. Parked at bridge of horn. Up track to fishing loch, then up to summit.PeteF21/10/2022
Easy ascent from Bridge of Horn via forest road then ATV track. Walked over to the ground east of the cairn, which looked higher..govanah18/04/2022
Short day before heading south. From Bridge of Horn lay-by: forest track to loch and then ATV to near summit.benalder28403/04/2022
From Bridge of Horn, along access track to Loch Horn, then up slopes to Ben Horn summit, initially following ATV track NE from end of access track, then more directly N on upper slopes, descending more directly to lake and access track back. With JAS.kdbennett19/06/2021
After a car tour an early evening jaunt. A straightforward walk up. From Bridge of Horn - track to Loch Horn then up the course grassy slopes to the summit. Linger to enjoy the views in the dipping light.briandavies24/09/2020
A straightforward ascent from the Bridge of Horn.Peterb09/01/2020
From bridge of Horn, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL14/06/2019
From Bridge of Horn, taking in tops surrounding Loch Horn (clockwise direction).clashcityrocker11/06/2019
From Bridge of Horn (NC799047), up forest track to Loch Horn outlet, where an ATV track heads up to near the col at NC808057, where, at the level of the col, it meets a path going toward the col, but the path peters out in the wet ground of the col. Then up S ridge to Ben Horn.Isbjorn29/12/2018
RIB HFB20/10/2018
From road to south via track to Loch Hornraffemeister11/09/2018
A quick bag up from the bridge to the loch. with Big JNozzer12/06/2018
Fine summit. With Nozzer.BigJ12/06/2018
From Bridge of Horn.Alan Moore11/05/2018
The voie normale. Lovely summit, covered in short heather and lichen, and good views if you ignore the wind farms.Gill07/04/2018
Good day for it with great views in all directions and not too boggy. Good little walk!Gebirgsjaeger23/09/2017
Lot of parking at Bridge of Horn, track up to loch and then plodding. Sunny spells, warm, great views.iangalbraith07/08/2017
5 of 7: From Cnoc nan Gearr.ChrisR03/03/2017
From Bridge of Horn, track onto open hillside. Snow capped top, onto Beinn Lunndaidh over the road.N.Morters02/03/2017
As most before we parked in layby at bridge and took locked track to Gospie AC Lochan. Then easily up hill side to top. Wandered along ridge but agree cairn is high point.nordicstar25/03/2016
An easier hill for this area. Except for the howling gale.jenx25/03/2016
Parking at Bridge of Horn, straightforward ascent up the track to Loch Horn and straight up to the summit.martin_hall08/07/2015
bridge of horn track to loch, then easy going to the top.went over to areas 40m east and 80 m east these both look to be higher than the cairn base.robertphillips15/06/2015
Parked in large layby at Bridge of Horn Up track to just below Loch Horn A steady climb up S. ridge to summit cairn. (PM)gerrybowes21/05/2015
Parked at the Bridge of Horn. An easy walk to the summit from the track end at Loch Horn. Return in one and a quarter hours with GB.bolton21/05/2015
with JC DC O + variousMartin6629/12/2014
From Bridge Of Horn, up the track to the loch & then over the snowy slopes with Martin66, J, JC, Otis, Shaky, Smithy & Hunts. Then on to Beinn Lunndaidh in the afternoon.NotReallyABagger29/12/2014
Solo trip; abundant blaeberries near lochInvicta1404/08/2014
A nice easy one via track from Bridge of Horn.Topographer5706/06/2014
From Bridge of HornAndrewFinnimore26/12/2013
Straightforward ascent from the road, but in low cloud.JohnW17/06/2012
Used track to Loch Horn, easy ascent from there.hils20/04/2009
wonderful walk in bright sunshine, snowy winter wonderlandhjaltland09/02/2009
Park at entrance to wind farm to NW of hill. Steeply up on good road into forest and a water works half way up. Over a deer fence by a steep stile by a locked gate. Bore right at Loch Horn and straight up the side of the hill and to top at 10.20. Vanes hardly moving.arranc21/06/2008
Ben Horn and the South Top from Bridge of Horn.Eddie08/07/2006
From the Bridge of Horn climbed up to Loch Horn via a track to the small dam. From there it was a hard grind in hot conditions. Still great views from the top and a long rest. Came down just as Ireland equalised against Germany.garyhoney05/06/2002
enjoyable climb (short well kept heather); wide view. Bridge of Horn: good tk to loch then steep slopes to summit RHW14/10/2001
Parked just to west of Bridge of Horn. Forest road towards loch, ATV track uphill fades to faint track. Grass to east of cairn seems higher. Back over Ben Horn S Top (436m) and Beinn Cos à Bhaich (426m). A quick walk on my way from Orkney to Drumnadrochit. Solo.Dangerous Daveblank