2.9 of 5 (19 votes)

Kinlochewe to Lochan Fada

A strenuous walk (riverside) in Highlands, Scotland, about 21.50km (13.36 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 7:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 304m (997ft)
Descent 303m (994ft)
Max. Elevation 330m (1082ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 607m (1991ft)
Start & End
Distance 21.50km
Duration ~7:00h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 08 Jul 2014
A remote walk for those who love Scotland's wildest places. This route from Kinlochewe eschews the mountains of Torridon, instead exploring some of the great glens of the Highlands. Buses are few and far between - one a day at best from Dingwall or Inverness - so a day trip is not possible. Consider a wild camp on the lochan shore or including this walk as part of a longer trip to Torridon.

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Walk Map

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OS Grid NH026619
Start at Kinlochewe. From the church, head east and then take the left turn. Cross the river and turn left again.
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The road quickly turns into a track which passes the cemetery. Continue along the track that hugs the foot of the mountain.
About 0.98 km (~0.61 miles) from
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The path reaches the loch. Keep to the base of the mountain.
About 2.87 km (~1.78 miles) from
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Take the footbridge over the river and then turn right, keeping to the track that runs alongside it.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
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The track follows the valley floor through a wonderful Scottish mountain pass. Note that some of the rivers running down from the hills can be dangerous in full spate. If it looks too high to cross safely, head back.
About 2.62 km (~1.63 miles) from
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Eventually you reach one of Scotland's many lonely lochans. If you see anyone else here, I will buy you a pint. Look for the stepping stones over the river.
About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from
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The track follows the shore for a short distance before veering southeast into the next glen.
About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
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Two dramatic mountain passes in one day? This walk is really spoiling you...
About 3.80 km (~2.36 miles) from
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The path reaches the Heights of Kinlochewe, and it's a good path all the way back from here.
About 2.42 km (~1.5 miles) from
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Return to Incheril then back into Kinlochewe.
About 4.17 km (~2.59 miles) from

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Highland Bob
08 Jul 2014
River Crossing

Take care on the river crossings here. Worth knowing how to do a safe river crossing for getting over the outflow of Lochan Fada as well. Bring some spare socks for the bus home!

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