A'Chuil to Barrisdale Bay

This stage crosses the appropriately named 'Rough Bounds of Knoydart'. 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, including a night at the idyllically-located Sourlies bothy. NOTE: Carnach Bridge has been removed with replacement not likely to be in place until early summer 2019 - whilst the river can be forded in low water conditions it is often impassable and extremely dangerous so this part of the route should be avoided.


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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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