CREAG MHOR

Walks and Scrambles around Creag Mhor

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Grid Reference: OS Sheet 40. Grid ref 680 886.
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Eigg, Rum and Arisaig Bay from summit of Creag Mhor


Introduction

The summit of Creag Mhor (351 metres) is located approx. 2 1/2 miles north east of Arisaig. The start point is a mile or so north east of Keppoch and 1 mile north of Arisaig off the A82. You can drive and park at Kinloid farm.

It is a well situated view-point for Loch Morar, the mountains to the north and east, of the magnificent skylines of Eigg and the Cuillins of Rhum and Skye. On a clear day you can see as far as Uist.

 

Walk 1 - Easy Uphill Stroll

This is our local backyard walk. We go up now and again on a clear day to check that the outer isles are still in place. If you're looking for an easy uphill stroll follow the track to the right just after Kinloid farm, through the creep and up to the radio mast. From there you can pick a route up to the nearest high point for the best views out across to the islands in Arisaig bay, Eigg, Rhum, Muck, the Cuillins on Skye, the Ardnamurchan peninsular and, if you're lucky, Uist.


Arisaig school and catholic church, Rhu penisular, islands in Arisaig bay, Sgurr of Eigg, from Creag Mhor

Walk 2 - A Scramble

For more of a scramble, approach the west ridge along the track past Kinloid Farm after it crosses the railway. There is no definative path, so follow a series of steep, sometimes overhanging steps (ascending by cracklines). Carefully make your way up to the crag, traversing across the hillside, sometimes taking a downwards direction.

The intervening bogs and burns are carpeted with brilliant yellow saxifrage aziodes till late summer.

Time - Allow between 2 and 3 hours.
Distance: 6 miles

   

Walk 3

Another option, if you're not keen on the uphill aspect, is to stick to the dirt road past Kinloid, over the railway and on to the side of Loch Morar at Scamadale. This also makes a good cycle.

Time - Allow around 3 hours.
Distance: just over 6 miles (
round trip from Kinloid farm).

 

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