Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail

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Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail are the two highest mountains north of the Great Glen and spectacular viewpoints. This long, wild mountain walk around a horse-shoe of ridges becomes something of an epic by the (optional) addition of the very remote Munro of Beinn Fhionnlaidh.


Small sections of rocky and awkward ground and some bogs on the approach and route back, but also many miles of good walking on grassy ridges.

Public Transport

Glen Affric is served by a bus running three days a week in the summer. See Ross Minibuses.


Car park near Chisholm Bridge alongside Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin . 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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