Seen from across Loch Maree Slioch is one of the great spectacles of the Northwest Highlands, a lone sandstone molar set in a jawbone of gneiss. Fissured crags ring three sides of the monolith, rising to a striking sawn-off summit plateau; only the southeast flank offers a hands-free line of weakness. With a long approach through pretty woods, and arguably some of the best summit views in Scotland at the end of it, this route is a real gem.
11.85 miles, 19 km, 1,286m ascent, 8 hours. Gairloch
First time I went up Slioch, I was planning a nice quiet walk. However, I'm timed it to coincide with the annual Slioch Horseshoe hill race, and some chap from Inverness had 50 of his mates celebrating his last Munro, so it was a bit busy.
In reply to Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com:
Got me wondering now! Couldn't find it in Poucher's "Scottish Peaks" or "the Classic Walks". I'm sure it was a photo caption from way back, as in 'mighty Slioch seen across Loch Maree....' Either way, the name works....