Four days in Torridon


Bernard Joined me for three days of Torridon adventure this week. Winds were high which kept us off the tops, but the sun stayed out and rewarded us with some fantastic views.

Day 1 was in to Corrie Mhic Fhearchair. A remote corrie in the heart of Beinn Eighe. It would be difficult not to be blown away by the enormity and beauty of this hidden corrie. We walked all the way around the loch and even found some wreckage from the Lancaster plane crash in the 1950’s.

Day 2 started from Achnashellach station, and headed up into Coire Lair. Once we reached the bealach at 650m, we got perhaps the best view in the area, of the monstrous Liathach. We continued traversing around Sgurr Ruadh and dropped into Coulags. A wee stop at the bothy after meeting some lovely ladies from the Isle of Lewis. They were able to put us straight on our hill pronunciations!  We stayed sheltered from the wind most of the day and basked in the sunshine on the 1st Nov!!

Day 3 and some tired legs….. We took ourselves around to Loch Maree and headed into the hills from the Beinn Eighe visitor centre. It was fantastic to get yet another angle on the Torridon Massif. We wondered up to the middle of the two Corbetts  Ruadh Stac BegMeall a’ Ghiuthais . We had stolen the last of blue skies in Torridon that day. Slightly gloating about our good fortune we hooked up with the Beinn Eighe mountain trail and followed it back down to the road.

A wonderful few days, only improved by Bernard’s legendary company.
blog by Jenny Graham

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