Quinagby Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com Nov/2012
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A unique mountain, one of the best of its size in Scotland, Quinag has the freaky sculpted form and stand-alone character typical of all Assynt's headlining hills. It is a many-topped range rather than a single entity, and the three main summits are each distinct enough to qualify separately for Corbett status, with a drop of at least 150m between them. Yet they are so close-packed than the traverse of all three (plus a few un-named tops in between) must be one of the easiest multi-Corbett days. Cliffs guard almost every flank, and this fact combined with the promontory-like nature of the summits tends to limit the choice of walker-friendly routes. The line described here is the most logical and popular on the mountain.
Distance: 8.51 miles (13.69 km)
Total ascent: 1,082m
Steepest Gradient: 34% (1 in 3)
Time: 5 – 6 hours (Walking)
Car park by the A894, NC232273
Clear well-used paths throughout, with some steep slopes. Despite the formidable appearance of the hill from most angles there's no scrambling on this route.
A good medium-length route for shorter winter days. In winter conditions a bit of care is needed on some of the steeper slopes and the occasional fairly narrow bit of ridge.
Weather and Hill Conditions:
mwis: Northwest Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
Not a great option. Local buses from Ullapool to Lochinver, then Lochinver to Skiag Bridge several km south of the start point as described. http://www.travelinescotland.com/welcome.do
The Corbetts & Other Scottish Hills, SMC
OS Explorer 442 (1:25,000), OS Explorer 445 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 15 (1:50,000)
Inchnadamph Lodge hostel – tel. (01571) 822218
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Lochinver (0845 22 55 121)