Beinn a' Chearcaill, from Loch Maree

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This rounded hill on the northern fringe of Torridon offers an unforgettable vantage point for the far grander peaks all around. The summit is a flat slab of sandstone littered with boulders, making it the perfect foreground for keen photographers.


Good stalkers' path initially; pathless and rough terrain once on the plateau.

Public Transport

Buses between Inverness and Gairloch run past the start but there is no official stop.


Parking available on old stretch of road off A832 north of Bridge of Grudie. 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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