Breabag and the Caves of Assynt

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Breabag may lack the dramatic outline of the other peaks in Assynt and Coigach, but it certainly provides plenty of interest. This route climbs up past the Bone Caves to make a fairly rapid ascent, but then heads north along a very rough ridge of quartzite before descending past more limestone caves to Inchnadamph. Returning to the Bone Caves car park is a 4km road walk.


Rough and rugged terrain, with moorland, heather, some bog, and quartzite boulders and slabs. 4km of roadwalking at end unless transport is arranged.

Public Transport

Bus to Bone Caves car park for start, Inchnadamph for finish.


Bone Caves car park, A835. 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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