Applecross Corbetts - Beinn Bhan and Sgurr a'Chaorachain

On the edge of Wester Ross, dramatic cliffs, buttresses and coires guard access to the Applecross peninsula. Above the terraces of Torridonian sandstone are two impressive Corbett peaks, Sgurr a'Chaorachain and the higher Beinn Bhan.


Main route summary


A narrow twisting road from Loch Kishorn heads over the moutains via the famed Bealach na Ba pass. Starting from this road, a superb day can be savoured on high wide crests above impressive dramatic drops.

From the higher points on the route the views are stunning in all directions, including a full-frontal of the Cuillin of Skye


Corbetts Beinn Bhan (896m)
Sgurr a'Chaorachain (792m)
 
Ascent 1350m (4,450ft)
Distance       14km (9m)
Time walk : 5:45hr*, run : 2:45hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start   Russel Burn above Loch Kishorn
(grid ref : NG815413)

Finish   Bealach na Ba viewpoint
(grid ref : NG774426)

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Meanings 
Beinn Bhan : 'white hill'
Sgurr a'Chaorachain : 'peak of the little field of berries'




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