Carn Ban via Strath Vaich

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Carn Ban is one of the most remote Corbetts, though the approach can be greatly eased by use of a mountain bike. For those completing the whole distance on foot, there are a few spots suitable for wild-camping in Gleann Beag. Stalkers' paths aid the ascent and descent whilst the summits are grassy and spacious with stunning views.


Landrover tracks for approach, with stalkers path up and down hill. Pathless grassy walking on the summits. Some boggy ground.

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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