Ciste Dhubh and Am Bathach, Cluanie

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The traverse of the Corbett of Am Bathach is along a fine grassy ridge, whilst Ciste Dhubh is a Munro of real character giving an excellent walk.


Mostly well-defined grassy ridges; the col between the peaks is boggy, as is the return walk down the valley. The flanks of the mountains are very steep.

Public Transport

Citilink buses from Glasgow and Inverness on A87 ask to stop at Cluanie Inn.


Laybay east of Cluanie Inn. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Saileag, land to north of Sgurr a’Bhealaich Dhearg-Aonach Meadhoin-Ciste Dhubh ridge and land to north of Ciste Dhubh summit managed by National Trust for Scotland. No stalking issues.

Land to south and east of Sgurr a’Bhealaich Dhearg-Aonach Meadhoin-Ciste Dhubh ridge: Corrielair Estate. Stalking between mid-Sept and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. The route to and from the ridge via NH038118, Meall a’Charra and Pt 806m – rather than directly from/to the Cluanie Inn - is always OK. The ascent/descent to/from Ciste Dhubh on the north-east (Coire an Athair) side is on NTS land and is also always OK. If further information is needed, please phone 07775 818207.

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