Torridon Hills

There are a plethora of munros and corbets to be enjoyed. The rocks are mixed sandstone and quartz with their different distinctive formations. The sandstone in particular gives an impression of great age and indeed these rocks are some of the oldest to be found in the UK

This area contains three groups of munros. To the north of Torridon there is the Beinn Eighe massive with nearby the Liathach ridge and Beinn Alligin. Each of these is a fine outing. To the north of these there is an area of classically glaciated U-shaped valleys with other fine hills including Beinn Dearg which only misses being a munro by about 1m. These hills provide great viewpoints for the north side of this group of munros, particularly the fine Coire Mhic Fhearchair on Beinn Eighe. With its lochan, waterfalls and imposing triple buttress rock climbs, this coire should be high on the list to be visited.

To the immediate south of Torridon there is a network of good stalkers paths, running up ledges and traversing round hillsides, which provide great access this group of munros including Beinn Liath and Sgorr Ruadh which can equally well be climbed from Achnaschellach. The lesser hills such as Beinn Damh, Sgurr Dubh and An Ruadh-stac with its pavement like NE rock ridge, only a whisker short of the magic3000ft, are also well worth a day out or combining with the nearest munro. There is a great deal of exposed rock and ledges surrounding these hills giving a rugged wilderness appearance.

If you get a wet or cloudy day in the Torridon area then take a trip to Diabaig which holds records for sunshine even when the hills are clagged in. There is a good path to Craig, formally a youth hostel but now an unlocked bothy.

The third group of munros are well south of Torridon and are accessed mainly from Craig near Achnaschellach. The famous Gerry’s hostel is situated here and has had many stories associated with it through the years. Again these munros can be grouped in different ways to make long and shorter days out. If you can find a duty driver then an A to B route from Craig to Loch Monar Dam makes a fine long day. For the west-most hills, the remote Bernais bothy can be used to avoid a long day, when visiting Bidein a” Cherry Cheesecake” and Lurg Mhor. There is a delightful path into this bothy starting from Lair near Achnaschellach and featuring a 2 wire bridge near the start.

MUNROS IN Torridon Hills
Sgurr Mhor (Beinn Alligin)
Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)
Ruadh-stac Mor (Beinn Eighe)
Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe )
Beinn Liath Mhor
Bidein a Choire Sheasgaich
Fionn Bheinn
Mullach an Rathain (Liathach )
Spidean a Choire Leith (Liathach )
Lurg Mhor
Maoile Lunndaidh
Maol Chean dearg
Sgorr Ruadh
Sgurr a Chaorachain
Sgurr Choinnich
Torridon Hills Area Map
52.2 km Loch Leven hotel


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