Route 1 Directions: (50 mins drive each way from Cluanie Inn.)
At Shiel Bridge take road to Glen Elg, continue S round to Loch Hourn at Creag Ruadh.
The start of the path (in 2010) is marked by a 2' high cairn about 2 yds from the road edge
in the bay between the two islands.
Route 1: Apart from the initial undergrowth issues, this would be my preferred route. As well as a little less distance and ascent, I prefer the scenery which is more open.
For the ascent I could not find the path, and had to fight through extensive brambles & other undergrowth. You definitely have to find start of the path for the ascent from here.
|0945||Park near roadside cairn at Creag Ruadh||25||0||0.0 miles||NG81821194|
|Path N/NW up to Lochan||365||340||0.5 miles||NG81681263|
|Path E up ridge to beside upper corrie||650||625||1.35 miles||NG82901272|
|1125||NE over rough ground to T Beinn Sgritheall, NW Top||928||905||1.8 miles||NG83481312|
|1135||Contour SE/S/SW to M Beinn Sgritheall||974||977||2.2 miles||NG83601269|
|Path on ridge W down to Lochan||365||3.5 miles||NG81681263|
|1235||Path SE/S back to roadside cairn||25||977||4.0 miles||NG81821194|
|1650||0920||Park in Arnisdale on sea front near post office
close to path end NG840105 (W end of village)
|1120||Path NNE from Post Office to Bealach Arnasdail||605||605||1.4 miles||NG85041214|
|1220||Path NW to SE top||906||915||1.75 miles||NG84531236|
|1230||Path W to col||835||2.0 miles||NG84141230|
|1825||1310||Path WNW to M Beinn Sgritheall||974||1055||2.45 miles||NG83601269|
|—||1335||Optionally: NE/WNW to T Beinn Sgritheall, NW Top||928||1085||2.85 miles||NG83481312|
|1355||Return ESE/S to main ridge||950||1105||3.3 miles||NG83761259|
|1410||Path SSE back to col||825||3.6 miles||NG84141230|
|Path E to SE top||906||1180||3.85 miles||NG84531236|
|Path SE to Bealach Arnasdail||605||4.2 miles||NG85041214|
|1600||Path S to sharp left detour above Arnisdale recycling.
(The path should be re-routed sensibly down to this.)
|1930||1620||Path back to Arnisdale sea front by PO||0||1190||5.6 miles||NG84221049|