Sgorr Ruadh from the north-east

Sgorr Ruadh

Munro in Coulin Forest

On the southern side of Coire Lair, Sgorr Ruadh as a shapely mountain, grass-covered on it southern slopes, cliffs and buttresses on its northern flank.

Sgorr Ruadh

Meaningred peak
ListsMunro, 195
LocationCoulin and Ben Damh, Applecross, Coulin and Torridon
Grid RefNG959505
Lat/Lon57.49852, -5.40798

From the roadside, Sgorr Ruadh doesn't appear as anything special, but head into Coire Lair and the mountain reveals an impressive north face of cliffs and butresses.

With less than 2km (as the crow flies) between Sgorr Ruadh and its neighbour Beinn Liath Mhor, most hillwalkers will opt to bag these Munros together in one outing. The most popular approach is from Coire Lair, starting from Coulags in Stgrath Carron. A fine alternative is approach from Glen Torridon.

Both of these options can be extended. In the case of the approach from Coulags, Maol Chean-dearg can be added in, whereas from Glen Torridon, the route can be extended to include two Corbett peaks of Sgurr Dubh and Sgorr nan Lochain.

Routes up Sgorr Ruadh

Coulin Forest from Strath Carron

Aiming up the Coulin Forest Munros from Achnashellach makes for a rugged yet fabulous circular route. Fuar Tholl can be included in the itinerary without too much additional effort, or the route extended over to Maol Chean-dearg.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1750m (5740ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 8:10hr

Coulin Forest from Glen Torridon

I'd guess the most popular route up Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh approaches from Achnashellach. An approach from Glen Torridon however allows the Corbetts of Sgurr Dubh and Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine to be added into a route with the Munros without too much additional effort.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 2 Corbetts

Ascent : 1750m (5740ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 8:10hr

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