Access: Take the A831 to Struy Bridge, and then drive some
500m along the Glen Strathfarrar road to the locked gate at Inchmore.
The road along the glen is metalled but private.
However, it is opened to the public at restricted hours.
(See my notes on An Socach & An Riabhachan for opening times.)
Call at gatehouse for a permit (free), drive a further 8.1 miles up the glen
(about 15 mins driving), and turn up the track on the right at NH283386
just beyond the west end of Loch Beannacharan, 1km after the power station.
Park almost immediately off the left side of the track.
Terrain: Very comfortable & fast terrain throughout, much on fragile moss, except for large boulders on W ridge of Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais, making a W to E traversal preferable.
Route: The route is identical to that given by walkhighlands.co.uk except for the very minor addition of the Munro top Sgurr na Fearstaig.
Weather 25/9/04: Occasional light showers. 2/8/07: Continuous rain till 1215, out of cloud at 1330, showers 1500-1630, wind rising to moderate, 16°C at start, 18°C at finish, rivers full.
|0930||Park in Strathfarrar at track end on right||145||0||NH28373861|
|1040||0955||W along road to track on right just after bridge||200||55||4.4 miles||NH22393918|
|1050||Track NE then path N to ford below lochan||540||435||6.1 miles||NH23344160|
|1135||1100||Path N to E of Loch Toll a'Mhuic||550||445||6.45 miles||NH23204215|
|1225||1210||Path N to corrie then excellent graded path round|
and up corrie to T Sgurr na Fearstaig
|E to col||985||7.8 miles||NH23124367|
|E to M Sgurr Fhuar-thuill||1049||972||8.1 miles||NH23574376|
|1235||SE to col||945||8.4 miles||NH23954349|
|1250||1245||E to T Creag Ghorm a'Bhealaich (Turn S here
for 50m before bearing E again to continue ridge.)
|1300||1255||S then E to col||900||9.1 miles||NH24944336|
|E/SE to M Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais trig pt.
(The NW ridge has 300m of steep large stones,
so easier for ascent than descent)
|1350||1400||NE/E to col||850||10.2 miles||NH26584325|
|E/NE to M Carn nan Gobhar (a rocky plateau)||992||1382||11.0 miles||NH27314388|
|1430||1455||E then S to bealach. (The pass is further SW
than the deceptive terrain suggests,
so continue down ridge over last hillock.)
|SE to M Sgurr na Ruaidhe||993||1610||12.35 miles||NH28924262|
|1540||1615||Descend SW ridge by wet peaty path to
river confluence near path end
|1645||Typical poor boggy valley path S to hydro scheme dam||250||14.8 miles||NH27903927|
|1620||1655||Hydro track S back to valley road||145||15.4 miles||NH28373861|