On the map, the Applecross peninsula looks as if the gods, on a particularly raucous stag weekend, hurled an axe into the sea. To the Gaelic speaker, this is A' Chomraich: the Sanctuary. To the Munro monomaniac, this is terra whybothera. But there are two fine Corbetts, a staggeringly impressive mountain pass, miles of fantastic coast and spectacular views over to Skye. This route is unusual because tarmac boosts you to a whopping 626m. This puts Sgùrr a' Chaorachain in a whole other category of west coast hill, in a region that typically requires a pull from barely above sea-level. This opens up the option of a quick outing, diplomatically squeezable into a family holiday.
This has been viewed 629 times
DownloadOS maps and some other mapping apps don't allow waypoints
Distance: 4.23 miles (6.80 km)
Total ascent: 375m
Time: 2 – 2:30 hours (Walking)
to rate this walk.
SummitsSgurr a' Chaorachain 773 m
Bealach na Ba summit, NG774426
Torridonian sandstone boulders mixed with a rich tapestry of grass, sea-pinks, and alpine alchemilla.
In winter, getting to the start of the route is likely to be the most dangerous part of the day.
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Northwest Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
Hmm. Good luck.
The Corbetts by Hamish Brown
OS Explorer 428 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 24 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Find more Listings near this route Tourist info:
Lochcarron (01520 722357); Kyle of Lochalsh (0845 22 55 121); Broadford (0845 22 55 121)
by Norman Hadley