The Saddle

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The Saddle (An Diollaid in Gaelic) is the finest mountain in Kintail. Its fine summit has a whole batch of magnificent ridges, the pick of them all being the celebrated Forcan Ridge, one of the airiest scrambles in the Highlands.

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Region: Kintail

Altitude: 1010 metres

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Detailed route description and map

The Saddle via the Forcan Ridge, and Sgùrr na Sgìne

Other routes and challenges

The above description includes a variation which avoids the Forcan Ridge.

The Saddle is a complex mountain with several ridges, repaying repeat visits. The very long west ridge, which eventually curves north, can be approached from Shiel Bridge.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Kintail Hotels

Kintail B&B

Kintail Cottages

Kintail Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


The Saddle



Users' walk reports for The Saddle

There are 3821 Walkhighlanders who have climbed The Saddle. They have contributed 83 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  16/1/12  28 M2
  11/8/12  26 M9
  8/8/15  22 M12
  31/3/12  21 M2
  14/2/15  16 M6C4
  18/4/14  16 M1
  28/2/13  16 M1
  7/5/19  15 M2
  11/8/12  13 M1
  5/6/16  12 M9
  4/1/16  12 M1
  12/5/19  11 M2
  20/8/16  10 M2
  16/10/15  10 M2
  8/6/13  10 M2
  2/7/19  9 M12
  13/3/15  9 M3
  12/7/18  7 M4
  22/5/17  7 M2
  25/8/14  7 M2
  25/2/05  7 M1
  19/7/12  6 M5
  24/7/11  6 M2
  15/9/19  5 M2
  16/11/14  5 M2
  16/8/13  5 M2
  11/10/12  5 M2
  30/8/12  5 M2
  1/5/11  5 M2
  23/6/19  4 M2
  8/7/13  4 M2
  31/8/20  3 M1
  15/8/20  3 M1
  13/4/19  3 M12C1
  25/5/14  3 M9
  16/8/13  3 M2
  26/7/13  3 M2
  30/7/11  3 M2
  23/8/82  3 M2
  3/5/17  2 M8
  19/8/15  2 M9
  3/7/15  2 M9
  8/8/14  2 M2
  22/7/14  2 M1
  3/6/13  2 M13
  2/6/13  2 M2
  25/5/13  2 M2
  10/9/09  2 M9
  13/6/95  2 M9
  15/10/17  1 M1G1S1
  26/8/17  1 M2
  17/9/16  1 M6
  28/8/16  1 M1C1
  2/10/15  1 M1
  8/6/13  1 M2
  1/6/13  1 M2
  16/10/12  1 M2
  14/5/11  1 M2
  14/5/11  1 M2
  14/5/11  1 M2
  13/7/21  0 M2
  1/10/19  0 M2
  1/10/18  0 M2
  29/8/18  0 M2
  15/4/17  0 M2
  8/6/16  0 M2
  7/7/13  0 M2
  26/6/13  0 M2
  2/6/13  0 M2
  25/5/13  0 M2
  26/9/12  0 M2G1
  9/6/12  0 M2
  5/7/11  0 M3
  14/5/11  0 M2
  14/5/11  0 M2
  22/4/11  0 M9G1
  27/8/10  0 M2
  21/6/10  0 M1
  12/4/10  0 M2
  16/12/09  0 M1
  24/5/09  0 M2
  7/8/08  0 M2
  13/8/94  0 M2

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