Grey Corries

The 'Grey Corries' is the name given to the superb range mountains to the east of Ben Nevis and the Lochaber 4000ers. Probably seen at their finest from above Spean Bridge as the grey quartzite of the rock shimmers in sunshine, framed with the Commando Memorial in the foreground.

Main route summary

Good bikeable tracks reach the lower slopes of these mountains enabling one or two of the Munro summits to be picked off at a time.

However, if you want to try and bag all 4 Munros in the range in a day, you'll need to leave your bike behind, as the Grey Corries form a circular route of peaks. This is a demanding day on rugged and rough terrain, with some route choice conundrums and navigation challenges on the way !

Munros Sgurr Choinnich Mor (1094m, Munro 52)
Stob Coire an Laoigh (1116m, Munro 37)
Stob Choire Claurigh (1177m, Munro 15)
Stob Ban (977m, Munro 177)
Ascent 1800m (5,900ft)
Distance       25km (15.5m)
Time walk : 9:15hr*, run : 4:30hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Corriechoille
(grid ref : NH253794)


Which map to choose ?
easy difficult
easy testing
stroll long day
ok stunning
Sgurr Choinnich Mor : 'big mossy peak'
Stob Coire an Laoigh : 'peak of corrie of the calf'
Stob Choire Claurigh : 'peak of the brawling corrie'
Stob Ban : 'white peak'

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