Beinn a' Bheithir via Schoolhouse Ridge

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This magnificent mountain ridgewalk takes in two Munros with truly outstanding views of mountain, sea and loch; a real Scottish classic. The ascent involves some easy scrambling up Schoolhouse Ridge, with an alternative suggested for those not wishing to put hand to rock. For 8 weeks from 1st July there are forest and hydro operations near the descent route. The route as described will remain open thoughout, but expected increased vehicles on the forest tracks.


Excellent walking on narrow grassy and rocky ridges higher up. Some scrambling on the ascent, and boggy going on the descent.

Public Transport

Ballachulish is served by both local and Citilink buses.


Ballachulish village car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land north-west of Sgor Dhearg-Beinn Bhan ridge and forestry in Gleann a'Chaolais: Forestry and Land Scotland: no stalking issues.

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