Glen Carron: Lochcarron to Achnasheen


Loch Carron is a wide and beautiful sea-loch, with much fine woodland. Lochcarron village is the main centre of the area, its many picturesque cottages lined up all along the waters edge, whilst on the opposite shore of the loch is the supremely kept Attadale Gardens.

Stretching east from the head of the loch is Glen Carron. The pinewoods here are being restored, and with pretty lochs, grand sandstone mountains to the north and the wilderness of Monar to the south this is a region with a great deal to offer for the walker. East of here is the small village of Achnasheen set in Strath Bran. From Achnasheen roads link to Kinlochewe and Torridon just to the north.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Loch an Iasaich, Attadale 11.5km 3 - 4 hours
Leacanashie and Ardaneaskan circuit 5km 2 hours
Allt a Chonais Pinewood, Craig (Glen Carron) 6km 1.5 - 2 hours
Easan Dorcha circuit, Achnashellach 15km 5 - 7 hours
Coulin Pass - Achnashellach to Torridon 15km 5 - 7 hours
Fionn Bheinn, Achnasheen 12km 5 - 6 hours
Circuit of Maol Chean-dearg 19km 6 - 7.5 hours
Moruisg and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean 12km 6 - 7 hours
Maol Chean-dearg ascent, Coulags 14km 5 - 7 hours
Beinn Liath Mhor, Achnashellach 14km 5 - 7 hours
Fuar Tholl 14.5km 5.5 - 7 hours
Sgorr Ruadh, Achnashellach 14.75km 5 - 6.5 hours
An Ruadh-stac 15km 5.5 - 7 hours
Sgurr Choinnich and Sgurr a'Chaorachain 20km 7 - 8 hours
Sgurr na Feartaig and Beinn Tharsuinn 22km 7 - 8 hours
Maoile Lunndaidh 26km 8 - 11 hours
Bidein a'Choire Sheasgaich & Lurg Mhor 38km 16 hours / 2 days
Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks
Cape Wrath Trail376km2-3 weeks

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