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Stac Pollaidh (Route A)
Introduction to Walk 1017

Photo from the walk - Stac Pollaidh (Route A)

County/Area - Highland

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 1950 feet / 591 metres

Time - 3 hours 40 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

Stac Pollaidh is a small hill with a big reputation. Located in the Inverpolly Forest (Sutherland) is sees many walkers near its summit but few go right to the top. This walk takes the quieter approach around the west of the hill. Splendid views make this a five star walk.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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