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.

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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