Suilven is the most iconic mountain in Britain. Side-on, its domed frontage seems so dramatically bowed towards the Assynt lochland that it looks as though it is overhanging, and end-on it’s rake-thin and technical, more than making up for its modest height. It’s remote, but there is something so magically unique about the mountains in this area of the far north (there are three in this list) it is more than worth the stretch.
Best route: from Inverkirkaig (NC085193). From here, the profile of the mountain – when it finally comes into view – is staggering.