Beinn Dearg, Torridon

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Hidden away behind Liathach and just under the height needed to be a Munro, Beinn Dearg receives far less attention than its three famed Torridon neighbours. It repays closer attention, however, as this is a truly spectacular ridge giving superlative views in one of Scotland's most stunning areas. The route given is an out-and-back to the main summit; experienced scramblers can continue along the ridge taking in a steep down-scramble of three rocky tiers.


Good stalkers' path initially, then boggy moorland followed by extremely steep and rocky hill ascent. Slight scrambling by the out-and-back route described. If the full traverse is completed the scrambling is considerably harder and the route becomes Grade 5.

Public Transport

None to start.


Car park on west bank of Abhain Coire Mhic Nobuil. 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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