Circuit of Maol Chean-dearg

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This excellent circuit has fantastic views of the big mountains of Maol Chean-dearg, Ben Damh, and Liathach without the effort required to climb them. The route does climb to almost 600 metres with another smaller pass to ascend after the pretty Loch an Eion. Although sections of the walk are popular with Munroists and through-walkers, other parts are seldom visited and offer a get away from it all feel.


Good stalkers' paths which are clear to follow although stony in places and boggy in others. The route climbs to two passes but with no difficult sections, stream crossing which can be difficult in spate conditions.

Public Transport

None to start.


Coulags on A890. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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