Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Corbett above the head of Loch Duich

Sgurr Mhic Bharraich is a rugged grass-covered Corbett hill standing above Loch Duich at the northern end of the Glen Shiel Ridge.

Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Meaningpeak of Maurice's son
ListsCorbett, 191
LocationGlen Shiel south, Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn
Grid RefNG917173
Lat/Lon57.19958, -5.44869

Sgurr Mhic Bharraich sits at the southern end of Loch Duich on the edge of Glen Shiel. This grass and heather covered Corbett hill has a decent sized cairn on its summit from where fine views are to be had, particularly towards the nearby peaks and ridges of Kintail and The Saddle, but also to Skye, Applecross, Torridon and Knoydart.

Sgurr Mhic Bharraich is most easily accessed using a fine path from Glenshiel Campsite by Shiel Bridge to the north-east. Other rougher options include from the north starting from the highest point on the Bealach Ratagan or from the west from the campsite at Moyle in Glenmore.

Routes up Sgurr Mhic Bharraich are short enough to allow for a leisurely stroll, leaving enough time in the day for more hill-bagging !

Routes up Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Sgurr Mhic Bharraich from Shiel Bridge

A fairly short hillwalk in two parts - a fine path to a secluded lochan, followed by a hike up a grass-covered slope - leads to Sgurr Mhic Bharraich's summit cairn and some wonderful views.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 835m (2740ft)
Distance : 9km (6m)
Time : 3:40hr

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