Access: From Invergarry, take A87 west for 5.1 miles, then turn left onto C-road
beside Loch Garry, leading to Loch Quoich, and park at the dam.
NB: The road to the start of this 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: The path is (normally) poor, wet and peaty from the dam to the path intersection at NN066996, but thereafter mostly quite reasonable. It can be reasonably dry after several months of little rain. There is a short exposed section on the final pull-up before the summit ridge which can be tricky in icy conditions. From the end of the path on the map to the summit, the path coordinates in the route given in the link above are actual GPS readings. Note that the summit is 12m further east than appears on the 1:25000 map, and much further east than on the 1:50000 map.
On the return, make sure to turn right at the small cairn at NN03519942 on the bealach before Bac nam Foid.
Time: This is really not much more than a half-day walk. On each occasion I was somewhat tired, so faster times are possible. Sections of the walk are along a good enough path for a respectable speed to be made.
|0555||1320||0900||Parking at top of L. Quoich dam||160||0||0.0 miles||NH06860238|
|1345||0925||Boggy path S to lochan||NH06880104|
|Boggy path S to rise||255||110||NH06620009|
|0650||1405||0945||Boggy path S to intersection at forest||195||110||2.0 miles||NN06599959|
|Path W to near Bac nam Foid||555||470||NN03899938|
|0810||1515||1100||W to W side of bealach||570||487||3.95 miles||NN03459939|
|1145||W to M Gairich||919||845||4.65 miles||NN0259399570|
|1210||Return E to bealach||570||850||5.35 miles||NN03459939|
|E to beside Bac nam Foid||555||850||NN03899938|
|1010||1755||1305||Path E to intersection at forest||195||850||7.3 miles||NN06599959|
|Path N to rise||255||910||NH06620009|
|1815||1330||Boggy path N to lochan||NH06880104|
|1100||1840||1350||Path N back to parking at dam||160||960||9.3 miles||NH06860238|