This fabulous mountain ridgewalk takes in two Munros with outstanding views of mountain, sea and loch; a real Scottish classic. The route is somewhat marred by the ascent and descent from the ridge on pathless heather and eroded paths. During 2019 the descent path through the forest below the bealach as described here, on our map and our gps track is closed; alternatives are more difficult. Please see note in description text.
Excellent walking on narrow grassy and rocky ridges higher up, but the ascent is up pathless, steep heather and the descent is on a poor, eroded and muddy path.
Ballachulish is served by both local and Citilink buses.
Ballachulish village car park.
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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