Sgùrr na Cìche: 3 Munros from Loch Arkaig

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This epic mountain walk takes in three remote and exceptionally rugged Munros. The arduous effort required is rewarded with magnificent rocky mountainscapes throughout. Sgùrr na Cìche itself is one of the most shapely summits in Scotland and is a classic viewpoint.


Extremely boggy terrain lower down and very complex rocky terrain on the higher ridges makes this a long and exhausting outing. Not a route to be underestimated.

Public Transport

No public transport along Loch Arkaig road.


Car park at end of public road up Loch Arkaig. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

South of Sgurr na Ciche-Sgurr nan Coireachan-Sgurr Cos na Breachd-Laoigh-Druim a’Chuirn ridge: Glen Dessary Estate. Stalking between mid-Aug and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. Access to Sgurr na Ciche from Sourlies via Druim a’Ghoirtean, or from the watershed at the head of Glen Dessary (NM912949), contouring below Garbh Chioch Mhor to reach the bealach southeast of Sgurr na Ciche, is always OK. The ridge traverse between Sgurr na Ciche and Sgurr nan Coireachan, and access to the latter by its south ridge, are also always OK. Signs are posted on the gate by the parking area at the west end of Loch Arkaig indicating where stalking is taking place and suggested routes to popular destinations. If further information is needed, please e-mail (please allow two days for reply), or phone 01349 884111 during office hours, up to a week in advance.

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