Beinn Liath Mhor in Coulin

Coulin Munros and Corbetts

Routes up Beinn Liath Mhor, Maol Chean-dearg & neighbours

The mountainous area between Glen Carron and Glen Torridon is known as Coulin Forest and several Munro and Corbett peaks sit in it waiting to be explored.

Superb views are to be had from the summits and ridges over to Torridon, Applecross and Skye.

Main route summary

  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Maol Chean-dearg and Beinn Liath Mhor are vast bouldery summits, whereas Sgorr Ruadh has a narrow ridge leading to the grassy top pearched above a dark coire.

Although a considerable ascent and a fairly substantial distance are involved in this route, the majority is fairly easy going and on fine paths. A bike or some other transport arrangement is required for the return from Coulags to Achnashellach along the narrow A890.

The two nearby Corbett peaks are also worth visiting - Fuar Tholl, a prominent landmark as seen from Loch Carron and An Ruadh-stac, a rough quartzite summit. These summits can be added to the 'Main route', can be bagged with one or two Munros in a smaller outing, or done just on their own. Some short sections of easy rock-scrambling are required to attain these summits.

Munros Beinn Liath Mhor (926m, Munro 258)
Sgor Ruadh (962m, Munro 195)
Maol Chean-dearg (933m, Munro 247)
Corbetts Fuar Tholl* (907m)
An Ruadh-stac* (892m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
Ascent 2150m (7,050ft)
Distance       21km (13m)
Time walk : 9hr*, bike/run : 5hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start   Achnashellach
(grid ref : NH005440)

Finish   Coulags
(grid ref : NG958451)


Which map to choose ?
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easy testing
stroll long day
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Maol Chean-dearg : 'bald red head'
Beinn Liath Mhor : 'big grey hill'
Sgorr Ruadh : 'red peak'
Fuar Tholl : 'cold hole'
An Ruadh-stac : 'the red conical hill'

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