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Mountain hiking routes in Scotland's Western Highlands



1 - Monar
Varied terrain and peaks with excellent views to Torridon and Skye. Accessed by good tracks.
2 - Strathfarrar
A drive of 12km along a private road with lots of wildlife. Easy walk mainly on fine paths.
3 - Mullardoch Circuit
12 Munros above beautiful Loch Affic and Loch Mullardoch. Can be done in one long day or split into 3 or 4 outings.
4 - Killilan & Iron Lodge Corbetts
A long enjoyable day on three Corbetts above Glen Elchaig. Includes details of a short detour to the Falls of Glomach.
5 - Kintail's Brothers and Sisters
The iconic Five Sisters of Kintail and their 7 other neighbouring Munros and 2 Corbetts all described in detail.
6 - Above Loch Cluanie
Varied terrain and fine views with an enjoyable scramble on Mullach Fraoch-Choire.
7 - The Saddle, Forcan Ridge and South Glen Shiel Ridge
9 Munros in one long chain. Easily split into 3 or 4 outings or done in one fairly long day.
8 - Sgurr Mhic Bharraich
A grass covered little hill surrounded by higher peaks of Kintail, The Saddle and Arnisdale. Easily accessed by a fine path from Shiel Bridge.
9 - Beinn Sgritheall and above Arnisdale
A sea-level start and steep path make for a good stiff Munro ascent. Easily extended to include the neighbouring Corbetts.
10 - Knoydart
One of the more remote and most beautiful areas in Scotland. Accessed by a lovely walk in from Kinlochourn or by boat from the north.
11 - Rough Bounds of Knoydart, Kingie & Arkaig
Rugged mountains on the edge of The Rough Bounds of Knoydart with fantastic seaward views.
12 - Around Loch Quoich
A remote area. Access to all peaks are on fairly good, if sometimes wet, stalkers paths, built well before the construction of the dams.
13 - West of Loch Lochy
Standing dramatically above Loch Lochy, 2 Munros and 3 Corbetts are accessed using forestry tracks.
14 - Glen Loy Corbetts
Sandwiched between the mighty peaks of Ben Nevis and Gulvain, Corbett and Graham peaks rise above Loch Arkaig and the Great Glen.
15 - Gulvain and Braigh nan Uamhachan
Gulvain and its neighbour Braigh nan Uamhachan are easily accessed via a track from Kinlocheil.
16 - Above Glenfinnan
Rugged terrain, fantastic views and an enjoyable cycle in and out on a tarred road.
17 - Stob a'Coire Chearcaill
A long 'whale-backed' Corbett immediately west of Fort William. Various routes up to stunning views !
18 - Corbetts west of Loch Eilt
No paths, old walls or rusty fence-posts to follow giving this area's peaks a real feeling of remoteness and adventure.
19 - Moidart's Corbetts
A compact group of Corbetts above Loch Ailort. Pathless grassy and rocky terrain with fine views from the summits.
20 - Beinn Resipol
A fine Corbett, its solitary position ensures superb views from its summit in all directions.
21 - Kingairloch mountain circuit
Narrow roads lead to a quiet route up two interesting Corbetts and a Graham with amazing views easterwards over Loch Linnhe.



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Locate routes by ascent, distance, quality of scenery, effort needed or even Munro and Corbett count using the table below.
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Mountain Area     Route Ascent    
(m)
Distance    
(km)
Terrain+ Scenery Munro    
count
Corbett    
count
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Beinn Resipol from Arundle 850 14  -  1
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Beinn Resipol from Polloch 920 13  -  1
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Lochailort Corbetts from Roshven 1375 10  -  3
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Lochailort Corbetts from Glenshian Lodge 1600 16  -  3
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Lochailort Corbetts from Glen Moidart 1550 19  -  3
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Loch Eilt Corbetts from Glenfinnan 1350 11.5  -  2
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Glenfinnan Munros* 1450 21  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Glenfinnan Munros from Loch Arkaig 1575 21  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Glenfinnan Munros and Streap* 2100 26  2  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Sgurr an Utha 690 6  -  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Gulvain* 1250 19  1  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Gulvain and Braigh nan Uamhachan* 1650 23  1  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Loch Lochy Munros* 1300 16  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Corbetts above eastern Loch Arkaig * 1200 18  -  2
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Loch Lochy Munros and Ben Tee 1675 19  2  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Loch Lochy Munros from the 'Dark Mile' 1325 17.5  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Loch Lochy Munros race route 1325 21  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Glen Kingie peaks from Loch Quoich 3000 37  5  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Rough Bounds of Knoydart from Strathan 2400 28  4  3
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Rough Bounds of Knoydart, plus Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoigh from Strathan 2050 28  4  3
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Rough Bounds of Knoydart, plus Fraoch Bheinn from Strathan 3050 30  4  3
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Sgurr Mhurlagain 850 5.5  5  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Ben Aden from Loch Quoich 1200 25  5  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Ben Aden from Sourlies 1100 16  5  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Knoydart Munros from Kinlochourn 3650 43  3  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Sgurr nan Eugallt and Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe 3600 37  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Knoydart Munros and Sgurr Choire Choinnichean 3900 51  3  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Beinn na Caillich from Inverie* 900 18  -  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Beinn Buidhe (Loch Nevis) 920 20  -  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach 1175 10  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Gairich from Loch Quoich 760 14  1  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Sgurr a'Mhaoraich 1000 10  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Beinn Buidhe (Kinlochhourn) 1000 10.5  -  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel South Glen Shiel Ridge 2750 42  9  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine 1400 11  2  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Creag nan Damh, Sgurr a'Bhac Chaolais and Buidhe Bheinn 1600 15  1  2
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Beinn Loinne* 650 16  1  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Beinn Sgritheall 1100 6.5  1  -
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Beinn Sgritheall, Beinn na h-Eaglaise and Beinn nan Caorach 1600 14  1  2
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Beinn Sgritheall and Beinn na h-Eaglaise from Glenelg Brochs 1700 18  1  1
Glen Affric and Kintail Above Kintail Forest 3140 35  9  -
Glen Affric and Kintail A'Ghlas Bheinn and Beinn Fhada 1625 17  2  -
Glen Affric and Kintail Ciste Dhubh to Saileag via Glen Lichd 2250 28  4  -
Glen Affric and Kintail Five Sisters of Kintail 1450 21  3  -
Glen Affric and Kintail Sgurr an Airgid 840 5  -  1
Glen Affric and Kintail Am Bathach 600 6.5  -  1
Glen Affric and Kintail Above Loch Cluanie 1850 23  5  -
Glen Affric and Kintail A'Chralaig and Mullach Fraoch-choire 1250 12  2  -
Glen Affric and Kintail Carn Ghluasaid, Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn 1350 16  3  -
Glen Affric and Kintail Aonach Shasuinn and Carn a'Choire Ghairbh 1650 32.5  -  2
Glen Affric and Kintail Mullardoch Circuit 4940 55 12  -
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron North Mullardoch Munros (via a boat trip) 1650 19  4  -
Glen Affric and Kintail North of Glen Affric 2320 30  5  -
Glen Affric and Kintail Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan, Mullach na Dheiragain and An Socach from Alltbeithe 1450 16.5  3  -
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Above Strathfarrar 1580 17  4  -
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Above Strathfarrar from Loch Monar 1875 24  4  -
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Sgurr na Diollaid 875 11.5  -  1
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Beinn a'Bha'ach Ard 1000 15  -  1
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Monar Munros and Corbetts* 4075 43  6  3
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Moruisg and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean 1025 12  1  1
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Sgurr Choinnich, Sgurr a'Chaorachain and Maoile Lunndaidh from Craig* 1950 31  1  1
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Bidean a'Choire Sheasgaidh, Lurg Mhor and Beinn Dronaig from Attadale* 2135 38  2  1
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Kingairloch Circuit 1400 14  -  2
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Garbh Bheinn 1350 12  -  1
Morven, Sunart, Ardgour and Moidart Stob Coire a'Chearcaill 850 14  -  1
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Killilan Corbetts 1850 14  -  3
Glen Cannich to Glen Carron Falls of Glomach* 650 21  -  3
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Sgurr Mhic Bharraich 835 9  -  1
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Above Glen Loy 1625 22  -  2
Loch Eil to Glen Shiel Druim Fada Chase (Hill Race) 430 10  -  -
+1: path all the way, 2-3: paths most of the way and mainly grass, 4-5: grass with some boulders and steep ground, 6-7: fair amount of scree and boulders
   8: a few sections of rock clambering, 9: tricky sections of scrambling and exposure, 10: very exposed, technical scrambling, climbing and ropework required


* there are tracks decent enough on these routes to enable cycling

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