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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 Sgurr na Sgine

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)




Users' walk reports for The Saddle

There are 2299 Walkhighlanders who have climbed The Saddle. They have contributed 66 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.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  16/01/2012  26 M2
  11/08/2012  23 M9
  08/08/2015  22 M12
  31/03/2012  19 M2
  18/04/2014  16 M1
  28/02/2013  16 M1
  14/02/2015  14 M6C4
  11/08/2012  12 M1
  04/01/2016  10 M1
  16/10/2015  10 M2
  20/08/2016  9 M2
  13/03/2015  9 M3
  08/06/2013  9 M2
  05/06/2016  8 M9
  22/05/2017  7 M2
  25/08/2014  7 M2
  25/02/2005  7 M1
  19/07/2012  6 M5
  24/07/2011  6 M2
  16/11/2014  5 M2
  16/08/2013  5 M2
  11/10/2012  5 M2
  30/08/2012  5 M2
  01/05/2011  5 M2
  08/07/2013  4 M2
  16/08/2013  3 M2
  26/07/2013  3 M2
  30/07/2011  3 M2
  03/05/2017  2 M8
  19/08/2015  2 M9
  03/07/2015  2 M9
  08/08/2014  2 M2
  25/05/2014  2 M9
  02/06/2013  2 M2
  25/05/2013  2 M2
  10/09/2009  2 M9
  17/09/2016  1 M6
  28/08/2016  1 M1C1
  02/10/2015  1 M1
  22/07/2014  1 M1
  08/06/2013  1 M2
  01/06/2013  1 M2
  16/10/2012  1 M2
  14/05/2011  1 M2
  14/05/2011  1 M2
  14/05/2011  1 M2
  13/06/1995  1 M9
  23/08/1982  1 M2
  15/04/2017  0 M2
  08/06/2016  0 M2
  07/07/2013  0 M2
  26/06/2013  0 M2
  02/06/2013  0 M2
  25/05/2013  0 M2
  26/09/2012  0 M2G1
  09/06/2012  0 M2
  05/07/2011  0 M3
  14/05/2011  0 M2
  14/05/2011  0 M2
  22/04/2011  0 M9G1
  27/08/2010  0 M2
  21/06/2010  0 M1
  12/04/2010  0 M2
  16/12/2009  0 M1
  24/05/2009  0 M2
  07/08/2008  0 M2

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