Sgurr Dubh from Glen Torridon

Sgurr Dubh

Corbett peak in Coulin Forest

When heading into Glen Torridon from Kinlochewe, Sgurr Dubh is the first significant peak to come into view, rising above the Scots pine forests, its scree-topped summit contrasting with rough heather carpeted lower slopes.

Sgurr Dubh

Meaningdark peak
ListsCorbett, 187
LocationCoulin and Ben Damh, Applecross, Coulin and Torridon
Grid RefNG979557
Lat/Lon57.54691, -5.37878

Sgurr Dubh is a rugged little mountain standing at the eastern end of Glen Torridon overlooking Loch Clair in Coulin Forest. Views from the summit to the Torridon peaks and to Liathach in particular are quite breathtaking.

There are two approaches up Sgurr Dubh from Glen Torridon, one from the Ling Hut, the other from Coulin Lodge and both avoiding the rough north-west face of the mountain.

Hiking up from Ling Hut encounters some intriguing terrain on the way following the course of the Allt nan Corrag as it cuts through a deep cleft in the mountain. Higher up lovely little lochans shimmer below Sgurr Dubh's summit.

Alas, I've only headed up once from Coulin Lodge, which was when taking part in a mountain marathon, so memories of this approach are rather vague, though I don't remember any difficulties and do remember running over a lot of grassy, lumpy terrain.

Routes up Sgurr Dubh

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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