Sgurr A' Mhaoraich

Loch Quoich - By Andy Speight and Robert Bell

Start Point: Single Track road to Kinloch Hourn
Grid Reference: OS Sheet 33, GR 011035
Time: 4 - 6 hours
View Location: Scalable multimap
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Introduction

Early April and a glorious day - bright sunshine and clear skies - we were wearing shorts at the summit with lingering patches of snow around us. It was a bit hazy to begin with but that soon burnt off in the hot Scottish sun and the views were fantastic - miles and miles in every direction. Suffice to say we took the full 6 hours.

 

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We descended by the same route we went up but there are alternatives. Several guides recommend descending North from the summit to the bealach and then ascending ENE to Am Bathaich.

From Am Bathaich descend East along the ridge and then South along the stalkers path from Glen Quoich and onto the private road. A father and two children we met along the way were going to descend South from the summit and then walk back to the car along the single track road.

 

Route

  • The start point for this walk is the foot of a stalkers path. It's supposed to be easy to find, but if I hadn't seen a car parked by it I might have driven past.

  • Parking for 3 cars is available on the roadside opposite the path. Additional spaces 0.7 km back along the road at Quoich Bridge GR 014040.

  • The stalkers path was easily found from our roadside parking spot. The ascent was straight forward with good underfoot conditions on a path that went all the way to the summit
   
  • Initially ascend NNW up to Bac nan Canaichean and then swing NW to the summit of Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach (891m) GR999061.
  • The start point for this walk is the foot of a stalkers path. It's supposed to be easy to find, but if I hadn't seen a car parked by it I might have driven past.

  • Parking for 3 cars is available on the roadside opposite the path. Additional spaces 0.7 km back along the road at Quoich Bridge GR 014040.

  • The stalkers path was easily found from our roadside parking spot. The ascent was straight forward with good underfoot conditions on a path that went all the way to the summit.

  • Initially ascend NNW up to Bac nan Canaichean and then swing NW to the summit of Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach (891m) GR999061.

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