Mountain Trail, Beinn Eighe NNR

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Billed as Britains only waymarked mountain walk, this superlative walk is one of a kind. The spectacular path climbs very steeply through a wide range of habitats from magnificent ancient pinewoods up onto a bare, ice-scraped plateau of quartzite rocks. The views are fantastic.


Although the route is waymarked with special cairns, it is very steep and rocky, and exposed to the elements in its upper sections. Hillwalking boots, wind- and waterproof clothing are essential.

Public Transport

Bus from Inverness/Kinlochewe and Gairloch.


Coille na Glas Letire Trails car park, off the A832. 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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