Glen Strathfarrar is a beautiful place with some fantastic high level walking and a lovely wild feeling. This two day event of guided walking in the Strathfarrar hills will see a classic ridge walk on day one as we traverse four Munros. On day two we will head out into the wild for Maoile Lunndaidh.
An extra challenge of Strathfarrar is the access along a private road with a locked gate and limited numbers permitted down the road each day. This can present serious time constraints at certain times of the year, but also means we will normally do some car sharing to minimise our numbers. It will also save us a 6km road walk at the end or beginning of the day. Mountaineering Scotland has a Strathfarrar Access page for more information as well as winter arrangements.
Sgurr a’Choire Ghlas & Friends
The Strathfarrar Six is a high level ridge walk connecting four Munros and two Munro tops on the northern side of the glen. After meeting at the car park by the entrance to the glen we’ll leave a car at the finish on our way to the start. A stalkers path leads to the west end of the ridge and a short detour to Sgurr na Fearstaig for the views. It’s an easy walk to Sgurr Fhuar-thuill the first Munro and over Creag Ghorm a’Bhealaich down to the low point before Sgurr a’Choire Ghlas. A steep climb brings us to our highest summit. Then we descend quite steeply before the climb up to the boulder strewn summit of Can nan Gobhar. Easy walking leads us down to our final grassy climb up Sgurr na Ruaidhe. A boggy descent brings us to a hydro track down to the finish.
Distance: 18km Ascent: 1600m Time: 8-10hrs
Our second day is the lovely wild approach by Loch Monar to climb Maoile Lunndaidh. This is not the trade route for this Munro, but it is simply the best with incredible scenery and excellent stalkers paths much of the way. We start from just below the Monar dam and enjoy some incredible shifts in scenery as we walk along the path above the Loch. Eventually we leave the Loch and pick up a stalkers path that leads towards Maoile Lunndaidh. Once in the corrie we will make a horseshoe around it visiting the summit at the potentially higher once according to some surveys. A steep descent to our route in and back along to dam.
Distance: 22km Ascent: 1350m Time: 8-10hrs