Beinn a' Chaisteil, via Strath Vaich

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Beinn a' Chaisteil is the more northerly of two summits on an undulating ridge to the east side of Strath Vaich. The ridge provides an enjoyable walk with extensive views over one of the more remote areas of the Highlands.


Tarmac then landrover track for approach. Some pathless ground on the hill itself.

Public Transport

The Inverness - Ullapool bus service passes the start of the walk.


Start of hydro road off A835 immediately east of Black Bridge. 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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