South Glen Shiel Ridge: 7 Munros

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This marvellous but long and arduous ridge walk is a Munro-baggers delight. Nowhere else in the Highlands can so many peaks be climbed in a day, with minimal descent between the summits, and the views are excellent all the way. However, this is a long day with steep ground on either side of the ridge - route finding skills and a fast pace are required. If in any doubt about fitness, the route can be split into two days by using the Druim na Coire nan Eirecheanach ridge to descend from the ridge at the end of the first day, and use the Druim Thollaidh ridge to regain the ridge to begin the second day.


Superb ridgewalking on a well defined grassy crest for much of the route. There are short sections of simple scrambling.

Public Transport

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


Layby along start of lane just east of Cluanie Inn. 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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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