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The Grey Corries from Corrour

A strenuous walk (mountain (above 600m)) starting in Inverness-Shire, Scotland, finishing in Highlands, Scotland, about 29.67km (18.44 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 10:15 (1 overnight stay). It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 1170m (3838ft)
Loss 1449m (4753ft)
Max. Elevation 0m (0ft)
Elevation (total) 2619m (8591ft)
Start
Corrour Station
End
Fort William, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
Distance 29.67km
(18.44mi)
Duration ~10:15
Difficulty  
Strenuous
Ordnance Survey Map
9Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Patrik Germann on 12 Jan 2011
The Grey Corries offer some of the finest hiking in the Scottish highlands. Instead of the usual approach from the north the following describes the route from Corrour station to Fort William.The remoteness of this committing hike require you to be experienced outdoors: you should be comfortable navigating the wilderness with your map alone, happy to wild camp in possibly wet conditions, carry provisions, a tent and a sleeping bag for three days until you reach Fort William. Vertigo won't be your friend on this hike, as you'll be walking on some ridges. Naturally, you should check the weather forecast before setting off and bear midge-season in mind. If that sounds like your game, you'll experience a true break from any daily grind with some of the most stunning vistas.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NN353664
If you've come via the Caledonian Sleeper: take a deep breath. The Highlands! And you're about to embark on a truly beautiful hike. Corrour station used to serve the private hunting lodge and is the UK's most remote train station. When you get off the train, you'll realise why. Follow the railway tracks north lest you find yourself wading through some peaty highland bog.
Loch Treig About 3.70 km (~2.3 miles) from
OS Grid NN326689
The first Loch you'll see and as close as you'll get to one on this walk. Make a left here across the bridge.
Points of Interest nearby
Sròn Nan Gall (Natural Feature)
0.63km (0.39mi) away

Creaguaineach Lodge About 1.85 km (~1.15 miles) from
OS Grid NN308689
Take in the view. What a place for a logde! And while the view may make it seem paradisiacal once you start thinking of what the midges might do to you in the evening it may appear in a dimmer light. Only slightly, though. From here, go north, then follow the river into Lairig Leacach.
Points of Interest nearby
Garbh Chnapan (Natural Feature)
0.80km (0.5mi) away

Creag Ghuanach (Natural Feature)
0.89km (0.55mi) away

Lunch Bothy About 5.35 km (~3.32 miles) from
OS Grid NN282736
In rainy conditions this solid bothy is a perfect location for a lunch-break.
Points of Interest nearby
Sgurr Innse (Natural Feature)
1.50km (0.93mi) away

Wild Camp #1 About 2.48 km (~1.54 miles) from
OS Grid NN263753
If you've come by sleeper from London, you'd probably get here in the afternoon. Provided heavy rain hasn't swelled the waters of the little, windy river, it's a perfect spot for an early wild camp. Remember to camp responsibly.
Stob Coire About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid NN267745
Make sure you set off with a hearty breakfast, you'll be ascending Stob Coire from the north, up a field of scree. If you were cold in the morning, you won't be when you're at the top of your first munro of the day.
Points of Interest nearby
Lairig Leacach (Natural Feature)
1.48km (0.92mi) away

Stob Cloire Claurigh About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid NN263739
A good way up you are, indeed. At 1177m this is the highest point of the walk - and the Grey Corries. As you would expect, the views are stunning from up there.
Points of Interest nearby
Stob Choire Claurigh (Natural Feature)
0.19km (0.12mi) away

Up and down the ridge About 3.10 km (~1.93 miles) from
OS Grid NN234727
Walking along the ridge in even just fair weather conditions you'll see the Scottish Highlands in all their glory. Head up Stob Easain if you want to.
Points of Interest nearby
Stob Coire Easain (Natural Feature)
0.03km (0.02mi) away

Stob Coire An Laoigh (Natural Feature)
0.57km (0.35mi) away

Wild Camp #2 About 1.55 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid NN224715
Find a comfortable ridge and make sure you're stocked up on water. With any luck, the stars will be out, the glens quiet - only the occasional deer can be heard far below you.
Points of Interest nearby
Sgùrr Choinnich Mòr (Natural Feature)
0.32km (0.2mi) away

Sgurr Choinnich Beag (Natural Feature)
0.70km (0.43mi) away

Stob Coire Bhealaich About 2.07 km (~1.29 miles) from
OS Grid NN205708
Cross the grassy dip and up the rocky incline. Behold the views to your right!
Points of Interest nearby
Stob Coire Bhealaich (Natural Feature)
0.33km (0.21mi) away

Sgurr A'Bhuic (Natural Feature)
0.64km (0.4mi) away

Aonach Beag About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
OS Grid NN196714
From Stob Coire Bhealaich go towards the saddle (bealach) and up to Aonach Beag. Ben Nevis lies majestically to the left.
Points of Interest nearby
Aonach Beag (Natural Feature)
0.05km (0.03mi) away

Aonach Mòr About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
OS Grid NN193729
Your last munro unless you decide to veer off left and go towards Fort William via Ben Nevis. That, however, is not part of this route.
Points of Interest nearby
Aonach Mòr (Natural Feature)
0.02km (0.01mi) away

Walk or gondola? About 2.76 km (~1.71 miles) from
OS Grid NN186756
Walking past the ski lifts is a bizarre experience and a definite sign that you're slowly coming back to civilisation. Either walk or take the gondola down to the Nevis Range Mountain Experience Centre. On the way down you'll see tracks built for extreme mountain biking. World championships have been held here.
#41 & Haggis About 2.59 km (~1.61 miles) from
OS Grid NN168774
Bus #41 will take you to Fort William. Find a nice pub and discover why haggis has never tasted this good.
Points of Interest nearby
Lundy WWII Decoy Site (Historic Site)
1.19km (0.74mi) away

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