Sgurr Choinnich and Sgurr a'Chaorachain

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The traverse of these two Munros gives an excellent hillwalk; an enjoyable ridge links the two summits at a high level though the approach is fairly long.


Good tracks (use of a mountain bike) lead to the foot of the mountains. From here a stalkers path leads to the bealach. The traverse of the mountains is rocky and the descent pathless and steep. Crossing the Allt a'Chonais can be a problem in spate.

Public Transport

Inverness - Lochcarron bus passes along the A890.


Achnashellach Forest car park, Craig. 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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