Time: This is a short enough walk for
Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach
or Gairich to be tackled the same day,
although the total ascent is then over 6000'.
However, with such a long drive from Invergarry, it makes sense to try this.
Access: From Invergarry, take A87 west for 5.1 miles, then turn left onto C-road beside Loch Garry, leading to Loch Quoich. Drive 11.6 miles to the dam, another 4¼ miles to the long bridge over the northern arm of the loch, and then another 1.0 or 3¼ miles as appropriate to the start of the chosen route.
NB: The only road to the start of the walk was blocked by a landslip in November 2018 (see the Mountaineering Scotland website). It appears to have been re-opened in April 2019 (see the comments on the AGU and CoastalWalker websites).
Route 2/5/04: This route choice is to minimise the effort for those doing Gleouraich or Gairich on the same day. With more time one should include Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach as in the second route below.
Weather 2/5/04: Cold, wet & windy.
Mobile: No Orange signal on Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Beag.
|1420||1320||Park where convenient after first lochan at path end||220||0||0 miles||NG97590373|
|Follow stalkers' path N beside Allt Coire nan Cnamh to
stream confluence where path turns west.
|1600||1500||North over easy terrain to
T Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Beag (W top)
|E to col||915||2.0 miles||NG97900676|
|1620||1520||E/SE to M Sgurr a'Mhaoraich (main top)
|1605||Path down S ridge, then diagonally to
stalkers' path at stream confluence
|1740||1635||Path down S ridge back to car between lochans||220||4.35 miles||NG97590373|
|0845||Park at sheep folds by first forestry,
0.9 miles from bridge end
|NNE to join path up ridge||400||190||0.5miles||NH00670406|
|Path N/NW to Sgurr Coire nan Eiricheallach||891||680||2.0 miles||NG99930611|
|NW down ridge to col||823||2.3 miles||NG99500639|
|W to M Sgurr a'Mhaoraich (main top)||1027||920||3.1 miles||NG98390659|
|NNW/NW/W to col||915||3.45 miles||NG97900676|
|1135||W to T Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Beag (W top)||948||950||3.55 miles||NG97740673|
|Contour SSE over to SE ridge at 700m||700||4.55 miles||NG98510535|
|Descend E to valley path, then over to NE corner forestry||345||5.65 miles||NG99890458|
|1300||SSE initially by fence back to sheep fold||210||6.5 miles||NH00450329|