4.5 of 5 (4 votes)

South Torridon Passes

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in Highlands, Scotland, about 12.70km (7.89 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 420m (1377ft)
Descent 499m (1637ft)
Max. Elevation 550m (1804ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 919m (3014ft)
A896 midway between Torridon & Kinlochewe
Annat, Achnasheen, Ross-Shire, Scotland
Distance 12.70km
Duration ~5:00h
10Created by plynn on 01 Jul 2012
An easy to follow linear walk on mainly clear paths. The route takes you through the heart of the south Torridon peaks and feels more remote than the relatively easy going suggests. Good views of Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Alligin from the early and late parts of the walk. The more energetic could take in Maol Chean-dearg en-route! Subject to bus times, the route could equally be walked in the opposite direction.

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OS Grid NG959568
The walk starts where the path to the Ling Hut leaves the A896 Torridon to Kinlochewe road. A small number of buses pass here most days and a bit of research will enable this route to be completed car free. Set off south and cross the river Torridon and pass the Ling hut.
OS Grid NG954547
Follow a clear stalkers path along the east bank of the Allt Frianach. Pass small loch na Frianach and head for Coire Grannda. Good views across to Liathach and Beinn Eighe from this early part of the route.
About 2.16 km (~1.34 miles) from
OS Grid NG950521
The stalkers path disappears up the hill to the left but keep straight ahead across Coir Grannda to pick up the path from Achnashellach towards Torridon. Follow this over Bealach Ban to the head of Coire Fionnaraich. Good views of Maol Chean-dearg ahead.
About 2.62 km (~1.63 miles) from
OS Grid NG936509
Coire Fionnaraich is more a large bowl than a corrie but it seperates the two highest South Torridon peaks Maol Cheann-dearg and Sgorr Ruadh. At a junction in the path keep right to cross the Bealach na Lice.
About 1.84 km (~1.14 miles) from
OS Grid NG927512
Descend to Loch an Eion with views of Beinn Damh ahead. A lovely place for lunch stop on a fine day. Follow the exit stream heading north from the loch.
About 0.99 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid NG918521
The path leads to a set of stepping stones across the Allt Beithe which will only be a problem in spate. Follow the path onwards under the crags of Beinn na h-eaglaise.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid NG905540
Liathach looms impressively large to the north as you descend. The Allt nan Corp has a bridge. Continue on the path NW.
About 2.30 km (~1.43 miles) from
OS Grid NG894544
The walk finishes with a descent to Annat with lovely views of Beinn Alligin across Loch Torridon ahead. Torridon village is a two kilometeres to the right or the Torridon Inn and Hotel 400 metres to the left.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from

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03 Jul 2012
Great Route

I did this route a year or so ago. Beautiful scenery in this unspoilt area, ideal for a day when the weather makes the bigger peaks less hospitable.

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