Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair (Beinn Eighe)
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Walk Route Description
This Torridon walk ignores the high peaks and follows an excellent path between the towering crags of Liathach and Beinn Eighe to reach Loch Coire Mhir Fhearchair which nestles below the spectacular triple buttress of Coinneach Mhor, Sail Mhor and Ruadh stac-Mhor. The route climbs steadily into the mountains providing a relaxing approach from which to enjoy the rocky mountain landscape.
The start is the Beinn Eighe car park (grid ref. NG958568) which lies on the north side of A896 about six miles south-west of Kinlochewe. From the approach road you already have some idea of the landscape to be explored with Liathach and Beinn Eighe both clearly in view.
After parking take the path signed to Coire Mhic Nobail. The excellent path initially climbs quite steeply across the eastern flank of Liathach. After three kilometres you reach stepping-stones across the main valley stream (grid ref. NG947589). Continue up the clear path for just over another kilometre. After passing a small lochan on your right you reach a cairn (grid ref. NG935594).
Fork right here and continue as the path crosses the lower slopes of Sail Mhor on your right. The path the sweeps right before making a steeper approach the shores of Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. The shores of the loch are a perfect place for a rest allowing you to take in the details of this rocky amphitheatre. All that remains is to retrace your steps down the path back to the start.
Other walks nearby
Walk 2116 Beinn Eighe Route Guide - hard - 13.0 miles/21.1 km
Walk 2117 Beinn Eighe - West to East traverse, Torridon - hard - 12.3 miles/20 km
Walk 2118 Beinn Eighe traverse including Black Carls, Torridon - hard - 12.5 miles/20.3 km
Walk 2119 Beinn Eighe - The Munros & Sail Mhor, Torridon - hard - 13.0 miles/21.1 km
Walk 2120 The Munros of Beinn Eighe, Torridon - hard - 10.8 miles/17.6 km
Walk 2593 Liathach, Glen Torridon - very hard - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 1305 Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe from Kinlochewe - hard - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
Walk 1347 Meall a' Ghiubhais from Kinlochewe - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km
Walk 1344 Beinn Alligin & Sgurr Mor, Torridon - mod/hard - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 2468 The Falls of Glomach from Morvich - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Great Mountain Days in Scotland
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Ben Nevis and Glen Coe
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The End to End Trail