Access: From Fort William, take A830 W to Glenfinnan. Note that there may be game hunting
here, so access to some parts may be restricted. Walkers should observe the notices and keep to the ridge paths.
A bike would be excellent to cover the 3 miles each way of the walk in and out as the road to Corryhully
is tarmacked as far as the lodge. (It is driveable, but may be private.)
With effort, it is possible to add the Corbett Streap into this walk. Steve Fallon gives a route here under "Alternative Routes". There's a video of it here. This addition would be too steep as well as too strenuous for most, and I've not attempted it.
Terrain: Mostly clear, typical ridge paths throughout, but deteriorates slowly on the way round, finishing in a wet peaty descent path off the ridge.
Weather 18/10/05: 12°C at car, tops clear, no rain, bright but no sun & total, light cloud cover.
Weather 28/5/10: 4°C at car at start; sunny intervals, mostly overcast; showery all day, light snow showers am, a heavy shower early pm. In cloud on Sgurr nan Coireachan, else below clouds.
Mobile: Orange available in Glenfinnan and on both Munro summits.
|0925||0655||Park at Glenfinnan, immediately on
right after crossing river from S to N
|0700||Road NE to viaduct||15||5||0.4 miles||NM90978133|
|0705||Road NE to bridge||35||25||0.8 miles||NM91318194|
|0720||Pass footbridge over R.Finnan||40||30||1.6 miles||NM91198321|
|0735||Ftbr over R.Finnan just before road bridge|
|1010||0736||Road N to split at bridge below lodge.
(Park here if driving in.) Take right fork.
|0740||Take right fork to Corryhully bothy||55||2.56 miles||NM91288442|
|0750||Continue track NNE beside river,
passed footbridge over R.Finnan
|Track NNE to path up, marked by
obvious cairn & small sign post.
|1055||Stalkers' path N to ridge
(Path is good but unmaintained.)
|1150||0935||NW to Sgurr a'Choire Riabhaich||852||847||4.67 miles||NM90768711|
|NNW to col||800||5.0 miles||NM90578760|
|NNW to M Sgurr nan Coireachan
Trig pt (still intact in 2010)
|1240||ENE to col||780||5.7 miles||NM90848827|
|1245||1050||E to Meall an Tarmachain||826||1040||5.9 miles||NM91158830|
|1255||1100||E to col||725||6.2 miles||NM91628827|
|1310||1115||E to Beinn Gharbh||825||1145||6.6 miles||NM92278818|
|SE to col||755||6.8 miles||NM92578795|
|1320||1130||SE to top||785||1180||6.9 miles||NM92668782|
|1325||1135||SE to col||740||7.05 miles||NM92858769|
|1340||1145||E to top||858||1300||7.35 miles||NM93278769|
|1345||1150||E to col||830||7.55 miles||NM93608771|
|NE to M Sgurr Thuilm||963||1430||7.8 miles||NM93918797|
|1225||S for 600m to minor top||885||1445||8.15 miles||NM93948740|
|SW down Druim Coire a'Bheithe
to drop at ridge end
|Descend path SW from end of ridge
to track end (sign post) at end of
deer fence, 100yds E of bridge.
|Track to path up at cairn & sign post.||150||1450||10.2 miles||NM91868520|
|1350||Track to Corryhully bothy||55||10.8 miles||NM91288442|
|1535||1410||Track SSW to bridge below Corryhully||60||1455||10.87 miles||NM91208446|
|1425||Road S to bridge||35||12.55 miles||NM91318194|
|1430||Road SW to viaduct||15||13.0 miles||NM90978133|
|1620||1440||Road SW to parking at Glenfinnan.||10||1455||13.4 miles||NM90608075|