Hillwalking and Mountaineering

Test yourself against some of the best mountains in the world!

Set amongst some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country, we have countless Munros, Corbetts and Grahams on our doorstep.  Our accommodation is perfectly geared up for hillwalkers and mountaineering clubs. Forest Way is a perfect base to bag several hills in one visit. I can provide extensive local knowledge on routes as well as offering guided walks when available. Here are some of the most climbed hills in the area:

An Teallach – this is probably one of the best mountain ridges in the country and only matched by the Cullins on Skye and Liathach in Torridon.  Such an iconic mountain is a must do for those with reasonable fitness and hillwalking experience.  It does have a section with grade 3 scrambling but this is avoidable via a bypass route.

Suilven – The name of this mountain comes from the norse word meaning pillar and it’s a good description of what the Vikings probably saw when they first set foot on our shores.  An incredible and unusually shaped mountain, from another angle look likes a whale crossing the wilderness.

Stac Pollaidh – One of the finest wee hills in the UK and thanks to the great track this is a hill that all members of the family can enjoy.  A true gem within the crown of Inverpolly, this is a day out to be savoured with outstanding views.

Fisherfield ridge – A classic collection of Munros in this isolated wilderness.  This can be done in many ways, some do it all in one go but this is an exceptionally long walk of over 40km, nearly 3000m ascent and probably over 16hrs walking…some take over 24hrs.  I am always happy to discuss a different and less masochistic approach.

Munro bagging – Then the Fannichs and the Beinn Dearg group are all within a few minutes drive to their starting locations.  Other Munros like Ben More Assynt, Conival, Ben Wyvis and Fionn Bheinn are all within 1hrs drive away

For a much more extensive and detailed list of walks available in the area please visit www.walkhighlands.co.uk/ullapool/