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Though much lesser known than the neighbouring, celebrated peak of Foinaven, Arkle has a fine, curving ridge of shattered quartzite and is a very worthy mountain in its own right.

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Region: Sutherland

Altitude: 787 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Arkle from near Achfary

Other routes and challenges

The route along the ridge from the SE is the only one avoiding the fearsome scree slopes on the flanks of the mountain. It could be climbed as a detour on an epic through walk including a traverse of Foinaven.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Sutherland Hotels

Sutherland B&B

Sutherland Cottages

Sutherland Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Users' walk reports for Arkle

There are 616 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Arkle. They have contributed 21 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  14/9/13  16 C3
  4/9/18  12 C9
  31/8/14  12 C1
  30/6/07  10 C3
  8/7/19  8 C1
  20/7/19  7 C1S3
  26/3/13  7 C1
  12/5/19  6 C2
  17/8/15  6 C1
  10/4/15  6 C1
  31/5/21  5 C1
  10/4/15  3 C1
  30/5/14  3 C2
  24/5/12  3 C2
  6/10/18  2 C1
  13/8/17  2 C2
  22/10/20  0 C1
  23/7/19  0 C1
  18/4/19  0 C1
  9/5/18  0 C1
  31/3/96  0 M3C8

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