The great domed Corbett of Ruadh-stac Beag is separated from the main Beinn Eighe ridge; it has considerable defences on most sides and access is usually via the screes of its southern flank. It makes a fine walk through stunning scenery - and could be combined with the ascent of Meall a' Ghiubhais.
Good stalkers path for initial approach, then pathless terrain. Final climb to plateau over steep scree and boulders.
The Inverness - Gairloch bus passes along the A832; there is also a path from Kinlochewe to the start point.
Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre car park off the A832.
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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