Date: 29th June 2019
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019
These are level 4 walks in some of the remotest and beautiful scenery in the West Highlands where you will need to be fit and capable of potentially 12 hours of walking and 25 km distances with about 2,000m of ascent each day.
The Mullardoch Loch four and the Strathfarrar four are both Scottish Classics.
You will need to have a good level of fitness for these walks which is a mixture of estate paths, rough track, wet bog and a river crossing with no bridges. These are big mountain days in extremely remote countryside and should not be underestimated. If you have any questions or reservations about your fitness and ability to achieve this walk, please contact me to discuss.
Day one - The Loch Mullardoch four. Starting our walk from the car park at the south side of the Loch Mullardoch dam, we will take the ferry on the 30 minute journey up the loch (the ferryman takes £25 per person (2018 prices) which you will need to bring on the day. I will book the ferry) before ascending An Socach. With the first Munro complete, we follow the ridge west for the next 10km, finishing on Munro number four for the day, Carn nan Gobhar. It's now a descent back down to the dam and returning to the vehicles. A long, rewarding day.
Day two - The Strathfarrar four. Access to these Munros is controlled by the estate and we will want to be at the head of the queue first thing in the morning to ensure we can get in. We will want to be there for 0830, leaving Cannich at 0800. This will give us the maximum time to complete this circular route of 25 km with over 1,500m of ascent
We will meet at 0800 at the www.bogcottoncafe.co.uk Cannich Caravan and Camping Park, Beauly, IV4 7LN on each morning where we will transfer into just two or three vehicles, leaving the remainder here. We will then drive the 30 minutes or so to the start point of each days walk.
Ideally we would organise car share in advance to minimise our environmental impact.
Cost is only £100 per person (maximum group size is 8) Book early to avoid disappointment.
Previous clients have stayed at the Cannich Caravan and Camping Park.
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