walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Moruisg

Moruisg


Postby icemandan » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:03 pm

Munros included on this walk: Moruisg

Date walked: 18/06/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 7.8 km

Ascent: 636m

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).


our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts



Some friends of ours had hired Glenuaig Lodge for a 50th birthday celebration, so instead of a wet tent or a bothy, we had a comfortable cottage with hydro power, copious food and drink etc (incidentally the hydro also powers a heater in the little bothy adjacent - worth knowing if you're cold and wet). Forgetting principles completely, we'd also hired a landrover to get up and down the track.

Moruisg was an obvious first day's walk. A dullish approach up a long grassy slope was made easier by a fine zig-zagging stalkers path.
Image0012.jpg


At the top, an easy stroll across the plateau led to the top and views opened out of Skye, Glencarron and Torridon.
[attachment=1]Fiona had had enough by then so we didn't carry on to Sgurr nan Ceannaichean but cut back across the moor and back down the stalkers path.
Attachments
Image0014.jpg
Image0013.jpg
icemandan
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 446
Munros:250   Corbetts:26
Grahams:13   Donalds:13
Sub 2000:16   Hewitts:199
Wainwrights:214   Islands:33
Joined: Jun 30, 2010
Location: Kendal

Re: Moruisg

Postby Border Reiver » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:26 am

You picked a good route, much better than the endless haul up from the main road. The views from Moruisg are much better than it's height would suggest, especially towards Coulin and Torridon.
User avatar
Border Reiver
Wanderer
 
Posts: 1347
Munros:202   Corbetts:7
Grahams:3   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:2   Hewitts:61
Wainwrights:68   
Joined: Feb 18, 2011
Location: North East England

Re: Moruisg

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:03 am

Cool place to say - didn't know it was possible to hire there. :)
User avatar
Paul Webster
Site Admin
Walker
 
Posts: 5224
Munros:282   Corbetts:222
Grahams:64   Donalds:39
Sub 2000:113   Hewitts:133
Wainwrights:134   Islands:92
Joined: Jan 6, 2007
Location: Nr Grantown-on-Spey

Re: Moruisg

Postby icemandan » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:10 pm

Although it looks like little more than a bothy from the outside, It's an excellent place to stay. It sleeps up to 10 so, if you can fill it, it's very cost effective as well. It's beautifully kitted out and the hydro power works like a dream. You need a 4x4 to get up the track as it's full of holes and needs high ground clearance. A minor drawback is that there is only one key for the level crossing at Craig so if you have parties wanting to do different things, it needs a bit of co-ordination.
icemandan
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 446
Munros:250   Corbetts:26
Grahams:13   Donalds:13
Sub 2000:16   Hewitts:199
Wainwrights:214   Islands:33
Joined: Jun 30, 2010
Location: Kendal

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is now advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: PeteR, Peterlikestogethigh and 62 guests