Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe, from Barrisdale Bay

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Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe is one of the highest and most remote of the Corbetts. The route described here is the most straightforward, up an easy-angled grassy ridge from Barrisdale Bay on the Knoydart peninsula. There is no road access to Barrisdale - which is a 4 hour walk-in from Kinloch Hourn.


Stalkers' path initially, then long, mostly grassy ridge.

Public Transport

None to Barrisdale - and no road access. .


Barrisdale Bay bothy and camp area; note nearest road is Kinloch Hourn, 4 hours walk away. 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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