Knoydart and Loch Quoich

This is a remote-feeling west coast rugged terrain full of big sea and freshwater lochs running east-west which means access to the munros in this area has to use a number of very different routes. This is an area where a boat or canoes would open up further access potential and reduce some long walk-ins.

Ben Sgritheall is a singleton and is reached by car from Sheil Bridge via the scenic Glen Elg road. It can be also reached by boat from the south by crossing Loch Hourn. A ferry taxi can be hired from Arnisdale to take you from the road end at Kinloch Hourn ( small car park with an honesty fee of a pound or two) to this munro or to take you (and maybe camping gear) to Barrisdale bay to access the magic Knoydart peninsular containing three fine munros and some fine corbets and glens. There is also a bothy and a cottage for hire (recently done up) in this bay and a set of good stalkers paths to access the hills. There is a path from Kinloch Hourn instead of the boat and this is a good walk in with a few ups and downs. This peninsular is also accessible by a ferry from Mallaig to Inverie where there are camp sites, a bothy and a pub. By use of the train and ferry some good backpacking routes can be constructed through to Glenfinnan for example.

To the south and east of Knoydart lies a group of munros on a high ridge running east from the fine Sgurr na Ciche which has a distinct pointed summit when viewed from the SW. There is a bothy close by but it can be very crowded and perhaps it is worth taking in a tent. Access to this bothy can be by boat or by good path from Mallaig, or via Glen Dessary from the road end at Strathan. There are a couple of additional bothys around this group.

Finally included in this area are the two munros to the north of Loch Quoich which make good day trips from the road to Kinloch Hourn.

MUNROS IN Knoydart and Loch Quoich
Beinn Sgritheall
Garbh Chioch Mhor
Ladhar Bheinn
Luinne Bheinn
Meall Buidhe (Knoydart)
Sgurr a Mhaoraich
Sgurr Mor (Glen Kingie)
Sgurr na Ciche
Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Dessary)
Spidean Mialach
Knoydart and Loch Quoich Area Map
27.2 km Loch Leven hotel

57.1 km Ardlui Hotel
Nr Arrochar


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