Barrisdale Bay to Morvich

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At 33km with significant ascent, this leg may be best split over two days, perhaps with a break at Kinloch Hourn. After travelling the rollercoaster coastal path from Barrisdale Bay the small seasonal tearoom will certainly be a welcome sight. After Kinloch Hourn the route leads over boggy trackless ground to cross the Forcan Ridge between a pair of tempting Munros before dropping to civilisation at Shiel Bridge.


Mainly rough, boggy footpaths and pathless terrain; short sections of surfaced road.

Public Transport

No road access to Barrisdale Bay. Shiel Bridge / Morvich are well served by Citylink buses between Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness and Skye.


Barrisdale Bay. 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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