The Glen Feshie Munros
The Glen Feshie Munros make for a wonderfully varied walk with good approach paths and high level wild walking. Glen Feshie is one of the most beautiful glens in the Cairngorms if not Scotland. It has spectacular native pinewoods with junipers and a rich carpet of heather and blaeberry. The River Feshie is one of the most braided and dynamic in the British Isles. In recent years the glen has seen a large investment in regeneration of the natural habitat as well as controlling red deer grazing pressures. It is a very special place to explore. Our walk aims to climb both Glen Feshie Munros: Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a’Bhlair.
Sgor Gaoith & Mullach Clach a’Bhlair
Our route will start at the car park shortly before the road end on the east side of the Glen near Achlean. It’s an easy start along the road before a good path takes us steadily up through the pinewoods. We will be climbing for a good while as we work our way above the treeline and up to Carn Ban Mor. From this summit its a relatively easy walk over the plateau towards the airy summit of Sgor Gaoith overlooking Loch Einich. The views towards Braeriach are fantastic.
After returning to Carn Ban Mor we now we head south. The route takes us along the undulating plateau of the Moine Mhor. It is a wild place and requires some good navigation in the mist. We pick up a better track that leads across the plateau and eventually over to Mullach Clach a’Bhlair. It is a somewhat more indistinct summit, but the views are worth the effort. We have a couple of choices for our descent into Glen Feshie, but both bring us into the beautiful woodland eventually. Then it’s a lovely walk along the River Feshie and through the trees back to our starting point.
Distance: 26km Ascent: 1100m Time: 8-10hrs