Sgurr Mor, Glen Kingie

Sgurr Mor, Glen Kingie

Munro peak above Glen Kingie

Along with its lower neighbour, Sgurr an Fhuarain, Sgurr Mor stands above Glen Kingie and Loch Quoich on the fringes of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart.

Sgurr Mor, Glen Kingie

Meaningbig peak
ListsMunros, 132
LocationRough Bounds and Glen Kingie,
Knoydart and the Rough Bounds
Grid RefNM965980
Lat/Lon57.02848, -5.35474

Standing above the head of Glen Kingie, Sgurr Mor is a shapely peak with grassy ridges spreading out from its summit crest.

Most hillwalkers will climb Sgurr Mor with its Corbett neighbour Sgurr an Fhuarain from Glen Dessary to the south. From this direction there are also options to add in another peak or two, Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh and Fraoch Bheinn being the most obvious.

A longer and more interesting approach heads in from Glen Kingie biking along a forest track to the foot of the coire between Gairich and Sgurr an Fhuarain, from where stalkers paths travel up much of the hillsides.

An epic challenge traversing Sgurr Mor and the peaks and ridges of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart while hiking a circular route around Loch Quoich makes for a long day - or two if you fancy a bivvi !

Routes up Sgurr Mor

Gairich and Sgurr Mor from Glen Kingie

South of Loch Quoich, fine forestry and estate tracks enable the use of a bike to travel along Glen Kingie, from where a delightful route following paths and ridges reaches the summits of Gairich, Sgurr an Fhuarain and Sgurr Mor.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 2245m (7370ft)
Distance : 49km (30m)
Time : 9:05hr

Rough Bounds from Loch Quoich

From Loch Quoich Dam, a hike up Gairich is followed by a challenging route following well defined paths and stalkers tracks along crests to Sgurr na Ciche, the highest peak in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart.

Peaks : 5 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 3240m (10630ft)
Distance : 39km (24m)
Time : 15:05hr

Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain

From the western end of Loch Arkaig, stalker's tracks and paths lead to the base of steep grassy slopes above which stand Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain on the edge of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart.

Peaks : 2 Munros

Ascent : 1500m (4920ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 7:45hr

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