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This guidebook contains 52 day walks in Torridon, a remote and much-loved area of the Scottish Highlands. Based around Shieldaig and Slioch, the routes are split into 3 sections: easy walks, long and high level walks and mountain ascents over 2000ft including 9 Munros, and 5 outline suggestions for major ridge walks.
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This guidebook, Walking in Torridon, consists of 52 day walks of differing grades and characters including ascents of 9 Munros. The guidebook is divided into 3 sections, and describes routes for easy walks, long and high level walks and mountain ascents over 2000ft. The walks vary in length between 2 and 14 miles long, with plenty of options to extend routes. The mountain ascents section is divided into north and south sections in order to help with the confusion of the mountain names.
The area covered in this guide includes the area south of Loch Maree and Gairloch, north of Loch Carron and west of Achnasheen. Key summits include Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and Sgorr Ruadh. To discover the best of Torridon, a remote and much-loved area of the Scottish Highlands, you need to be prepared to range over heather, grass, rock and marsh, without paths or waymarks. This guidebook will give you the confidence to do so, revealing all the best routes across the landscape with the help of OS maps and sketches.
The terrain differs in each walk, occasional black peat bogs, with miniature cliffs and sullen countenance, can look menacing, but they are easily circumnavigated and, in fact, are often quite hard to walk on. The climbs often involve descending again by the route of your ascent, which builds in a considerable safety factor if you are new to the area and also the comfort and pleasure of returning over familiar territory. This is never boring as the spectacular views are the opposite of what you have enjoyed going up.
Page 220 the telephone number for Kinloch should read 01520 755206
Page 221 the correct name of the garage is 'Mackenzie & Maclennan'
|Safety on the Hills|
|When to Go|
|Feet and/or Metres|
|Geology and vegetation – Chris Lowe|
|EW1 The Falls of Balgy and Loch Damh (Shieldaig)|
|EW2 The Shieldaig Peninsula (Shieldaig)|
|EW3 West Lodge, Loch Torridon and Loch Torridon Hotel (Shieldaig)|
|EW4 Coire Mhic Nobuil (Alligin)|
|EW5 Ardheslaig to Kenmore (Applecross Peninsula)|
|EW6 Coulin Estate: Loch Clair and Loch Coulin (Glen Torridon)|
|EW7 Torridon (Fasag) to Inveralligin (north shore Upper Loch Torridon)|
|EW8 Heights of Kinlochewe (Incheril)|
|EW9 Toscaig to Airigh-drishaig (southern Applecross)|
|EW10 The Coire an Laoigh of Beinn Eighe (Glen Torridon)|
|EW11 The Cold Hollow of Fuar Tholl (from Achnashellach)|
|LONG AND HIGH LEVEL WALKS|
|W1 Walk to Coire Mhic Fhearchair|
|W2 Walk around Beinn Alligin|
|W3 An Staonach–An Fur Ridge|
|W4 The Great Corries of Beinn Bhan|
|W5 Walk round Beinn na h-Eaglaise|
|W6 Walk to Applecross or around Croic Bheinn|
|W7 Heights of Kinlochewe and Gleann Bianasdail|
|W8 An Sgurr (Kishorn)|
|W9 Seana Mheallan (Glen Torridon)|
|W10 Three Flowerdale Miniatures: Meall a’ Ghlas Leothaid, Meall na Meine and Meall Lochan a’ Chleirich|
|MOUNTAIN ASCENTS OVER 2000FT|
|Liathach and Beinn Eighe|
|N1 Beinn Alligin|
|N2/N3 An Ruadh-Mheallan and Beinn Bhreac|
|N5 Beinn a’ Chearcaill|
|N6 Beinn an Eoin|
|N8 Beinn Dearg|
|N9 Meall a’ Ghuibhais|
|S1 Beinn Damh|
|S2 Beinn Liath Mhor|
|S3/S4 Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine and Beinn Liath Bheag|
|S5 Sgurr Dubh|
|S6 Beinn na h-Eaglaise|
|S7 Beinn Shieldaig|
|S8 Beinn Bhan and Carn Dearg|
|S9/S10 Sgurr a’ Gharaidh and Glas Bheinn|
|S11/S12 Sgorr Ruadh and Fuar Tholl|
|S13/S14 Maol Chean Dearg and Meall nan Ceapairean|
|S15 Meall Dearg|
|S16 Beinn a’ Chlachain and Meall an Doireachain|
|S17 An Ruadh-stac|
|S18/S19 Sgurr a’ Chaorachain and Meall Gorm|
|S20/S21 Carn Breac and Beinn na Feusaige|
|Major Ridge Walks|
|Appendix 1 Deer Stalking|
|Appendix 2 Useful Information|