Sgurr Coire Choinnichean, from Inverie

Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation

Sgurr Coire Choinnichean is the fine peak that rises dramatically behind Inverie, and is well seen from the ferry approaching from Mallaig. It gives a fairly short hillwalk by Knoydart standards, a steep ascent with a very fine and airy (but easy) ridge and superlative views.


Hillpath for much of ascent, unclear in one or two places. Exposed ridge then long, mostly grassy descent.

Public Transport

Ferry to Inverie from Mallaig.


Inverie, Knoydart peninsula. 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.

Users' reports

As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.
There are 2 user reports for this walk - click to read them.

Write your own report - there's £90 to win at Webtogs each month
  • Currently 4.00/5

User Rating
Log in to vote
Grade (key)

bog factorbog factor
Bog Factor (key)