Walking in Torridon, Fisherfield, Fannichs and An Teallach
Including the ridges of Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Eighe
Guidebook describing 50 walks and easy scrambles in north-western Scotland, covering north and south Torridon, Fisherfield Forest and the Fannichs and ranging from popular low-level hikes to serious mountain traverses. Numerous Munros feature, with Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and An Teallach among the highlights.
SeasonsThe walks are suitable for spring to autumn, and in winter if there is no snow on the mountains. In snow conditions mountaineering experience and equipment is required.
CentresLochcarron, Applecross, Achnasheen, Kinlochewe, Torridon, Shieldaig, Gairloch, Ullapool
DifficultyThe walks are suitable for spring to autumn, and in winter if there is no snow on the mountains. In snow conditions mountaineering experience and equipment is required.
Must SeeMajor peaks: Liathach, An Teallach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin, Slioch. 27 Munros, 20 Corbetts, 14 Grahams. Lochs: Carron, Torridon, Maree, Fionn, Fada, Fannich, Broom. The Moine Thrust geological feature.
Guide to 50 walks and easy scrambles in north-western Scotland, covering Southern Torridon, Northern Torridon, Letterewe and Fisherfield, and the Fannichs. Ascents of 27 Munros, 20 Corbetts and 14 Grahams are included, with highlights including Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin, An Teallach and Slioch. The walks are suitable for those with good navigation skills who are competent in a mountain environment.
All the walks in the guide are graded, with summary statistics provided, and each includes clear route description and mapping. There's also a route summary table to help with choosing appropriate walks. Background information on local geology, wildlife and history, and planning details on when to go, where to stay and what to take are included to make the most out of any trip to Torridon.
The region boasts spectacular and distinctive landscapes and breathtaking views. Steep-sided rocky mountains rise above long winding lochs, both freshwater and sea. From the hills there are vast panoramas out across the sea to the Hebrides and of mountains stretching out to the north, south and east. This is a land for those who love open spaces, vast horizons, and the domination of nature.
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Chris Townsend writes every month for TGO and has written 25 books including Scotland in Cicerone's World Mountain Ranges series, the story of his hike along the Pacific Northwest Trail and an account of his continuous round of all the Munros in Scotland. His epic walks include the 2600-mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 800-mile Arizona Trail, 1600 miles along the Canadian Rockies, 1000 miles through the Yukon and 1300 miles through Norway and Sweden. He has led ski tours in Greenland and Scandinavia, as well as treks in Nepal. He is involved with outdoor and conservation organisations and served as President of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and as a Trustee of the John Muir Trust.View author profile
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