South Glen Shiel Ridge: 7 Munros

Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation

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.

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 78 user reports for this walk - click to read them.

Write your own report - there's £150 to win from Cotswold Outdoor each month
Add this walk to your wishlist.

  • Currently 3.57/535

User Rating
Log in to vote
Grade (key)

bog factorbog factor
Bog Factor (key)