A' Chuil to Barrisdale Bay

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This very long stage crosses the appropriately named 'Rough Bounds of Knoydart'; it's every bit as tough and strenuous as the name suggests. The paths are fainter (if they exist at all) and the terrain unforgiving. Nonetheless, the scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of options for breaking up the journey if it's simply too much, including a night at the idyllically-located Sourlies bothy.


Extremely rough, boggy footpaths and pathless terrain

Public Transport

No road access.


Track above A' Chuil bothy. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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