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Summer Hill Walking

We specialise in providing bespoke activities designed to suit the aims, experience and aspirations of our clients.

Whether you are new to hill walking, have done a bit but would like to go with someone more experienced or are ticking your final few Munros and would like to benefit from our local knowledge and experience, we can provide guided walks to suit you. 

 

view from the forcan ridge

                 The upper part of the Forcan Ridge with Faochag & the South Glen Shiel ridge behind

Our local hills provide a wide range of options from the ascent of single Munros or Corbetts to more challenging outings such as the Five Sisters of Kintail ridge, the South Glen Shiel/South Cluanie ridge and the Forcan Ridge.

 

loch duich from the 5 sisters

                                                              Loch Duich & the Western end of the Five Sisters ridge from Sgurr Fhuaran, Glen Shiel

Further afield, the Torridon mountains - Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Alligin - and the ridges of the Grey Corries and Mamores offer superb ridge walking and stunning mountain scenery. 

 

 

                                             Beinn Eighe from Stob a' Choire Liath-Mhor, Liathach, Torridon

 

                                                                        Sample Guided Hill Walks

The following are just a small sample of the guided walks that we can offer. Times given are approximate and depend upon the fitness and experience of the party and weather conditions. 

1. Ciste Dubh (979m) and Am Bathach (798m). 13km; 984m ascent; 5-7 hours.                              One Munro and one Corbett to the north of the Cluanie Inn provide a steady introduction to hillwalking in this area and, on a clear day, offer good views of the remote hills to the north above Glen Affric. 

Ciste Dubh from Aonach Mheadhoin

 

2. A’ Ghlas-bheinn (918m). 15km; 950m ascent; 4-6 hours.
Ascended from Morvich, the traverse of this knobbly hill provides views into the wild upper reaches of Glen Elchaig, Glen Gaorsaic and Glen Gniomhaidh. It is possible to add in a visit to the Falls of Glomach, one of the highest waterfalls in Britain at 310 ft, as part of this day.
 
3. Sgurr a’ Bhealaich Dheirg (1036m), Aonach Meadhoin (1001m) and Sgurr an Fhuarail (987m). 11km; 1130m ascent; 6-8 hours.
These two Munros and one top form an enjoyable circuit around Coire Toll Bruach and Coire na Cadha at the eastern end of the North Glen Shiel Ridge.
 
Aonach Mheadhoin from Sgurr a' Bhealaich Dheirg
 
4. Creag a’ Mhaim (947m), Maol Chinn-dearg (981m), Aonach air Chrith (1021m) and Druim Shionnach (987m). 16km; 1300m ascent; 6-8 hours.
The four Munros that form the eastern part of the South Cluanie ridge. 
 
Looking South over Loch Quoich from Maol Chinn-dearg
 

5. Sgurr an Doire Leathain (1010m), Sgurr an Lochain (1004m) and Creag nan Damh (918m). 12km; 1210m ascent. 6-8 hours.

The three Munros forming the western part of the South Glen Shiel ridge.

 

6. The Saddle (1010m) and Sgurr na Sgine (946m). 13km; 1350m ascent. 6-8 hours. 

The ascent of The Saddle by the Forcan Ridge is one of the classic hill days of the Highlands. It has some short sections of exposed scrambling requiring a good head for heights. The maximum party size for this route is 1:2. The Saddle can also be climbed by an easier route that avoids the Forcan Ridge.

 
Scrambling on the Forcan Ridge of The Saddle, Glen Shiel
 
7. The Five Sisters Ridge: Sgurr nan Spainteach (990m – top), Sgurr na Ciste-Duibhe (1027m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1067m) and Sgurr nan Saighead (929m – top). 15km; 1385m ascent; 8-10 hours.
One of the classic Scottish ridge walks!
 

Looking East from Sgurr nan Spainteach, Five Sisters Ridge

If you have a particular objective in mind, we can help you achieve it. Alternatively we can put together an itinerary over one or more days to suit your experience and ambitions. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.