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 25km distances with over 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 walk north and ascend Carn Gobhar on rough, pathless ground. With the first Munro complete, we follow the ridge west for the next 10km, finishing on Munro number four for the day, An Socach and descending to the west end of Loch Mullardoch before crossing the river and setting camp for the night.
Day two - From our camp we will head up the side of the Allt Cam into Coire Aird from where we will regain the ridge and head up to Munro number 1 for the day, Mullach na Dheiragain. Follow the ridge crossing another three Munros before camping high on a bealach either before or after Mam Sodhail, depending on how the group is feeling after another big day. Once camp is set, we may decide to head out to the outlying Munro, Beinn Fhionnlaidh, lightened of our packs, it's an easy prospect.
We will meet at 0800 at the www.bogcottoncafe.co.uk Cannich Caravan and Camping Park, Beauly, IV4 7LN.
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.
Availability: places still available