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.

Beinn na Muice & the Strathfarrar Munros

Beinn na Muice & the Strathfarrar Munros

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:54 pm

Route description: Glen Strathfarrar Munros circuit

Munros included on this walk: Carn nan Gobhar (Strathfarrar), Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill, Sgurr na Ruaidhe

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn na Muice

Date walked: 19/08/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Arrived at the locked gate just before 9, got my pass then drove to the power station where i dropped off the bike for the return leg along the road back to the car. I then drove the 6km to where i'd start the walk, taking the track that goes around Beinn na Muice,which soon becomes a path. I stayed on the path till just after the waterfall, where i left it to climb up onto Beinn na Muice's east ridge, a steep climb but thankfully not a long one and once you're on the ridge it's a pleasant walk to the summit. I took some photos of the great views then made my way back down to the path, which takes you all the way up to the ridge between Sgurr na Fearstaig & Sgurr Fhuar-thuill.It was now a short walk to the first Munro, then onwards along the ridge over the 1030m top and upto the second Munro, Sgurr a' Choire Ghlais. There are two large cairns on this summit along with a trig point, i visited all 3 just to make sure but the trig point appears to be the true summit. It's not clear from the summit which route you take to the third Munro as it looks to be steep all round but a quick look at the map shows the north east ridge is the way to go. So off i headed following the ridge to Carn nan Gobhar, where i had lunch before making my way to the final Munro. The route to the final Munro is down the broad ridge towards shabhach and then up Sgurr na Ruaidhe north west ridge. It's on this ridge that the path disappears, up till now it was path all the way, and could be difficult in bad weather. From the summit you head south west down the initially ok but then becoming very muddy and boggy till you reach the track that takes you to the finish. I met a guy who was doing the route in reverse but i'd recommend the route i took as, with the exception of Beinn na Muice, the path is better at the start. Think you're better having soggy feet at the finish rather than the start.

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


On way up to the Graham

Nearing the summit

Strathfarrar Munros

View east from the Graham

Mullardoch Munros

On the path to the Munros

More of Mullardoch

The point you reach the ridge

The ridge along to the top to the 1st Munro

Munro no.1

A look back along the ridge

The route up

Munro no.2

A look back

Onwards to no.3

Munro no.2 from no.3

The ridge from the 1st Munro

Munro summit no.3

The final Munro from no.3

Enroute to no.4

The summit of the 4th Munro

Munro no.2

The way down

Get out the Glen before 5 or you get caught in rush hour
Last edited by Johnny Corbett on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Johnny Corbett
Mountain Walker
Posts: 2953
Munros:21   Corbetts:207
Grahams:162   Donalds:74
Sub 2000:286   Hewitts:1
Joined: May 14, 2010
Location: Livingston

Re: Beinn na Muice & the Strathfarrar Munros

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:37 pm

Some excellent photos and views of the route there johnny - very useful for those of still to get to these hills :thumbup: You certainly picked the right day weatherwise for this walk. Interesting variation to add the graham in on the way to Sgurr na Fearstaig. :D
User avatar
Posts: 6692
Munros:282   Corbetts:218
Grahams:64   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:9   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   Islands:19
Joined: May 31, 2009
Location: Glasgow

Re: Beinn na Muice & the Strathfarrar Munros

Postby Bod » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:15 pm

Mmmm.....yes, agree with Rockhopper, one my Mrs has been planning. I think she is intrigued with the locked gate!
User avatar
Posts: 1539
Munros:282   Corbetts:52
Grahams:30   Donalds:20
Sub 2000:42   Hewitts:9
Wainwrights:7   Islands:24
Joined: Jul 30, 2010
Location: Cowdenbeath

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

Your generosity keeps this site running.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by donating by direct debit?

Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: EuanWardrop, Sick Kid and 65 guests