Glen Shiel and Beinn Sgritheall

Guided hillwalking days in the Western Highlands

The South Glen Shiel ridge is one of the finest moutain ranges in Scotland. A varied range of peaks stretch for 13km in one continuous, well-defined chain. The drops between the peaks are not great and only once does the ridge fall below 800m. Contrasting to this, the bold outlines of Beinn Sgritheall and the Forcan Ridge leading up to The Saddle shout loud as they rise dramatically from the valley floors at the western end of Glen Shiel. We're here for 3 days, hiking and rock-scrambling our way to the summits.

At a glance

  • 3 days of guided hiking and scrambling up high mountains in the Western Highlands.
  • Walk along fine crests and rugged terrain to reach superb vantage points from where vast views can be savoured.
  • Possible option of easy rock-scrambling up the Forcan Ridge.
  • Bag up to 10 Munros over the weekend including The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine, Aonach Air Chrith, Creag a'Mhaim and Beinn Sgritheall.
  • Join a small group led by an experienced leader with a good knowledge of the wildlife, flora and geology.

Dates and booking

2021 datesCostAvailability
31 Jul-2 Aug'21£179Places available
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General info

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Demanding hillwalking days.

This 3 day event is a guided hiking weekend to high summits in the Kintail and Glen Shiel area with one of our experienced and qualified leaders. Your guide will know the remote area well and be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:6.

Our July-August'20 event may have to be tweaked to adhere to social-distancing rules. This could involve hiking the South Glen Shiel Ridge over two days to avoid the use of car-sharing. We'll know nearer the time of the event if social-distancing rules will be in force and we have to amend our plans.

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Trip photos

Looking up the Forcan Ridge
Looking along the South Glen Shiel Ridge from Sgurr na Sgine
Forcan Ridge done, near the summit of The Saddle
Halfway along the South Glen Shiel Ridge
Beinn Sgritheall from Barisdale
Our group on the Forcan Ridge

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