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The Corbetts of the Moidart peninsular

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Highland, Scotland, about 13.70km (8.51 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 830m (2723ft)
Descent 844m (2769ft)
Max. Elevation 860m (2821ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1674m (5492ft)
Start & End
Distance 13.70km
Duration ~6:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 20 Mar 2010
Head towards the furthest stations on the West Highland Railway and you will be rewarded with some fine car-free walking. The hills of the Moidart peninsular - An Stac, Rois-Bheinn, Sgurr na Ba Glaise and Druim Fiaclach - make a great day out from Lochailort. A high-level ridge connects the tops, with some of the best views in Scotland - across to Rum and Eigg, and the Ardnamurchan peninsular further south.

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OS Grid NM768826
Take the train to Lochailort (there are some buses too) and follow the road down to Inverailort, on the shores of Loch Ailort. This is a sea loch, and already you will get a sense of how special this part of Scotland's west coast is. Keep your eyes peeled - golden and sea eagles roam here.
OS Grid NM769816
From the road to the east of Inverailort, take the 4x4 track heading past the hotel. The path rises up into the valley and through some trees. Cross the bridge over the Allt a' Bhuiridh, which drains the impressive Coire a' Bhuiridh - our walk hugs the summit line of this corrie.
About 0.98 km (~0.61 miles) from
OS Grid NM791801
You gain height as you reach Beinn Coire nan Gall. Head for a small lochan in the col between Beinn Coire nan Gall and Druim Fiaclach.
About 2.64 km (~1.64 miles) from
OS Grid NM791791
This is the first big peak of the day, at 869m. From the summit, take the south-western ridge towards Sgurr na Ba Glaise. Take care - it's a very steep climb down, and can cause problems in wet weather.
About 1.00 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid NM770776
The ridge to Sgurr na Ba Glaise - 874m - is a highlight of the day. Take time to enjoy the views on all sides, especially west to Scotland's beautiful islands. And keep checking the skies for those eagles!
About 2.55 km (~1.58 miles) from
OS Grid NM755777
You leave the ridge around Coire a' Bhuiridh for a short while to reach Rois-Beinn, the highest point of the day at 882m - and some of the best views. There's a large cairn on the second of the two summits.
About 1.47 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid NM763792
There's a big drop down before you reach An Stac, meaning a big climb up on the other side. Probably worthy of at least a flapjack stop before you start. An Stac is 814m, and the last big climb of the day. Keep to the eastern side as you climb up to avoid the large rocky outcrops on the west side.
About 1.70 km (~1.06 miles) from
OS Grid NM765804
In the col between An Stac and Seann Chruach, descend down to the burn once more and pick up the 4x4 track back to Inverailort.
About 1.18 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid NM767823
Past Inverailort, retrace your steps back to Lochailort. The Lochailort Inn - www.lochailortinn.co.uk - at the top of the short, steep climb towards the station will no doubt a very welcome rest stop after a long day out.
About 1.92 km (~1.19 miles) from

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