Sgùrr an Airgid

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Sgùrr an Airgid may seem like the lowly neighbour amongst the peaks of Kintail, but don't be mistaken. Despite its lower height, it offers a relatively straightforward hillwalk revealing some of the area's most magnificent views. An excellent introduction to the higher mountains of the area.


Good zig-zag path up to ridge, then some boggy sections before final climb. Pathless detours suggested for best viewpoints near the summit.

Public Transport

Citilink buses from Glasgow and Inverness on A87 (request stop at drivers discretion).


Clachan Duich burial ground car park. 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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