Sgurr an Fhidhleir - the Fiddler

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The moorland walk to the peak of Sgurr an Fhidhleir disguises the drama of the peak's far side. Approached up the fairly gentle south western flanks, from the summit there is an amazing contrast as the ground plunges away almost 500 metres vertically with amazing views down to the loch and of the surrounding Assynt peaks.

Terrain

Straightforward hillwalk across moorland terrain; navigation could be difficult in misty conditions and there are vertical drops in the vicinity of the summit.

Public Transport

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

Start

Parking area on north of minor road from Achiltibuie just before road dips down to Culnacraig. Map and 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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