Ben Mór Coigach and Sgùrr an Fhìdhleir

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Ben Mór Coigach and Sgùrr an Fhìdhleir make a fantastic short but steep day. Ben More Coigach rises like a great sea-wall and the airy and dramatic Garbh Choireachan ridge has sweeping views in all directions. This horseshoe route then ascends the pointed peak of the Fiddler, Sgùrr an Fhìdhleir. Prominent as a massive triangle of rock from Stac Pollaidh, its north face falls away vertically beneath the summit.


Faint moorland path, very steep ascent, narrow airy sandstone ridge with bypass path to avoid any trickier scrambling. Rough moorland descent with path on lower section. Good navigation needed in poor weather.

Public Transport

None to start. Nearest bus Badenscallie (Bus 811 from Ullapool) 4km from start.


Parking area on north of minor road from Achiltibuie just before road dips down to Culnacraig. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Deer Stalking information

Scottish Wildlife Trust (except for land to east and south-east including Beinn Tarsuinn and approach from Blughasary). No stalking issues.

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