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Glen Strathfarrar Summer Access arrangements

The summer access arrangements for Strathfarrar will begin on Saturday 31 March. Strathfarrar has a locked gate and only a certain number of cars are allowed into the Glen each day. There are no restrictions on pedestrian access or taking a pushbike beyond the locked gate and wild camping is allowed within the terms of the Scottish Access Code but you cannot park overnight in the Glen. There will be no vehicular access on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) negotiates access along the private road with the landowner on behalf of walkers and climbers and this year’s opening times will be:

31 March – April: 9am-6pm
May: 9am-7pm
June: 9am-8pm
July: 9am-8pm
Aug: 9am-8pm
Sept: 9am-7pm
Oct: 9am-6pm

Last vehicle access is one hour before closing time. A maximum of 25 vehicles are permitted in the glen on a given day. The glen is closed to vehicles all day Tuesday and Wednesday until 1.30pm. The winter arrangements start on 1 November and involve contacting the MCofS for the padlock combination and permission to take a car into the Glen.

The mountains accessed from Strathfarrar include the Munros; Sgurr na Ruaidhe, Carn nan Gobhar, Sgurr a’ Choire Ghlais, Sgurr Fhuar-thuill as well as the Mullardoch mountains. You can check out walking routes on these and all the other Munros on Walkhighlands.

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