South Glen Shiel ridge, Kintail

Date: 16th May 2020

Price: £35.00

Saturday 16th May 2020 at 0800 meeting in the Cluanie Inn car park which is on the roadside of the A87 by the end of Loch Cluanie.

This is a level 4 walk, 22 km with 1,800m of ascent and will take between 8 and 11 hours to complete.

The ridge can be walked from either end with no one way or the other being preferred. The only differences being if you start at the west end, Malagan, you have a further 150m of ascent than if you start at Cluanie. You do, however, have the psychological benefit of being able to see the Pub get closer as you walk East! We will look to tackle it 'downhill' from Cluanie to Malagan unless the weather dictates otherwise.

There is some light scrambling where hands may be used on at least two sections. These are popular Munros among baggers, seven ticks in one day is a big reward for the effort. Given good weather, the views are stunning, this is a favourite walk of mine in one of Scotland's most beautiful areas, Kintail.

Citylink run a direct bus service from both Edinburgh and Glasgow to Portree, both of which pass by the front doors of the Cluanie Inn and Kintail Lodge Hotel. If you speak to the driver, they will drop you off and pick you up at both locations. They're very used to walkers using both as a base for Kintail.

Should you prefer, accommodation before or after, can be sought in the Cluanie Inn itself or at the Kintail Lodge Hotel, Invershiel which also has a Hostel. There is a campsite at nearby Shiel Bridge or the Ratagan Youth Hostel where you can get a 10% discount on your stay if you use my code, King-19

Why not make a weekend of it and join us on the Forcan Ridge on Sunday -

Cost is only £35 per person (maximum group size is 10)

Availability: places still available