The Loch Mullardoch Munros

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This fine group of Munros make for a spectacular ridge-walk in an extremely remote part of the Highlands. The tiring walk back along the north side of Loch Mullardoch completes an extremely long day.


The ascent to Càrn nan Gobhar is rough and pathless. The ridge walk itself is grassy for some sections giving fast walking but there are also some steep rocky ascents and descents and a little very mild scrambling. The long return walk along Loch Mullardoch is mostly on a narrow, undulating path and makes an exhausting end to the walk. There is no bridge over the Allt Taige, which is often impassable after rains or snowmelt - this could be a trap, so if unsure, it may be better to reverse the route so that this river is reached earlier. It is possible to shorten the walk by chartering a boat up Loch Mullardoch to the foot of An Socach and then walking back along the ridge.

Public Transport



Mullardoch Dam. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Land south of main An Socach-An Riabhachan-Sgurr na Lapaich-Carn nan Gobhar ridge (and east of Meall a'Chaisg): East Benula and Glencannich Estates. Stalking between Aug and 20 Oct. No stalking on Sundays. Access via the main paths and ridges, avoiding cutting down through Coire Socrach, is always OK. If further information is needed, please phone 01456 415339.

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