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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.

 You have not climbed Arkle.

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 552 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Arkle. They have contributed 20 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.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  14/09/2013  15 C3
  04/09/2018  12 C9
  31/08/2014  11 C1
  30/06/2007  9 C3
  08/07/2019  8 C1
  20/07/2019  7 C1S3
  26/03/2013  7 C1
  12/05/2019  6 C2
  17/08/2015  6 C1
  10/04/2015  6 C1
  10/04/2015  3 C1
  30/05/2014  3 C2
  24/05/2012  3 C2
  06/10/2018  2 C1
  13/08/2017  2 C2
  22/10/2020  0 C1
  23/07/2019  0 C1
  18/04/2019  0 C1
  09/05/2018  0 C1
  31/03/1996  0 M3C8

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