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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.
Altitude: 1010 metres
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Detailed route description and map
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
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.