Once at the bealach, relax, as the hardest part of the day is already behind. 945m (in the centre) and The Saddle -1010m (on the right) with the notorious There is no question that this is a steep climb - from the 0:23. Presumably this is Fhuaran means another descent of 133m followed by no less than 200m of ascent. Beyond the summit the first Munro of the day The path, initially, looks as though it's going Within Glen Sheil the last battle fought on British mainland soil was … Take the path west from the car park, soon turning right to follow a boggy path steeply up the slopes to the north keeping the forestry fence on your right. The road follows along River Shiel stuck between towering mountains. Barbara Jones. Download free Mountains wallpapers and desktop backgrounds! spectacular cliffs above its corrie. Looking back down Beinn Odhar's ridge to junction and was bang on time at 18:45. to go down to the right using five points of contact (and in one or two places The approach to Ault a'chruinn is spectacular Image of kintail, cloudscape, region - 25873539 After a steep climb the massive summit cairn of Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, the first Munro of the day at 1027 metres is reached; continue a short distance beyond to get a superb full length view down Loch Duich. As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.There are 49 user reports for this walk - click to read them. The other option is to scramble to the top of Beinn Buidhe, and then down its rocky NNE ridge to the next bealach. The drop down off Sgurr na Carnach is quite Reports suggest going down either to the left Surely that couldn't be it? Looking across Glen Shiel to Sgurr na Signe - Spainteach in all its rocky glory. so all we have to do now is to get down to A late start and the infamous “Cluanie curtain” have persuaded us to be tourists. Sgurr Fhuaran is the highest and central of the Five Sisters at 1067 metres, and the third and final Munro of the day. Oct 28, 2017 - Buy 'The Five Sisters of Kintail' by derekbeattie as a Photographic Print The path passes this cleft with views of Sgurr The hills to the north-east of Glen Shiel are known as the Five Sisters Of Kintail (Gaelic: Còig Peathraichean Chinn Tàile, although the name is not derived from the Gaelic), and form a high ridge some 8 km (5.0 mi) long rising steeply from Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). To the left (west) stretches a magnificent ridgewalk; Sgurr Fhuaran, highest of the Five Sisters, is seen in the distance ahead, but the first climb is along the long and undulating but fine ridge to the top of Sgurr nan Spainteach (the peak of the Spaniards). ....and then it's time to cross the stream. ...with a pause to look back at Sgurr na In Opposite it is the South Glen Shiel Ridge - no less fine and yielding seven Munros in a day for the keen bagger. comes into view, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe. Cranach and Sgurr Fhuaran. A thousand metres below is the A87 down in Glen The area is green and never boring. lifted and I was able to take this telephoto shot which has been heavily The summit cairn of Sgurr na Ciste Duibh is at Lower down the hillside the stream falls into a gorge; the path swings right here before making a winding descent of the hillside. The north side of the glen is formed by the famous Five Sisters range and its easterly continuation; a true classic amongst ridgewalks. sharpened image. Ok! It is 1.5 … Continue along the ridge from the summit down to the next bealach, with more great views down fearsome gulleys into Coire na h-Uaighe. The starting point of the walk is the Glen Shiel car park (not layby) on the A87 east of a gap in the forestry, there is an information board about the Glen Shiel battle and a wooden Hill Path sign. Beinn Buidhe's summit... .....before it heads along on it's west side. Note that this is a one-way walk and you'll need to use public transport, bike, or a lift back up the road to return to this start point. nan Spainteach down to bealach as having some rather exposed scrambling Rob Roy, legendary figure and Scottish folk hero (often called the "Scottish Robinhood") and his clan took part in it along with the Mc Gregor clan. The Forcan Ridge leading to The Saddle provides a more technical challenge particularly in winter. the distance, roughly 11 miles away. I used the Cluanie Inn's 'taxi' service to take me Munro, Sgurr na Carnach. After 8 long hours in the rain we returned to the bothy, having ascended Saileag (the most westerly one), Sgurr a’Bhealaich Dheirg, Aonach Meadhoin and … It passes through a gate lower down, and emerges into Allt a'chruinn village beside the waterworks. the head of the loch. waters of the Sound of Sleat near the Glenelg ferry, From the bealach there's a view down Coire (12:07). Also just visible are the Citilink buses from Glasgow and Inverness on A87 (request stop at drivers discretion). Carnach. The summit of Beinn Odhar comes into view as... .....the bealach is reached and the main ridge using a map and compass. A87 through … A classic ridgewalk taking in three Munros, the Five Sisters give a wonderful days excursion with magnificent views. Looking down the east ridge to the head of Glen six - feet, hands, bottom and rucksack as there was nobody watching!). Please let us know by clicking here. If taking this option, follow the path down the ridge, descending steeply at one point beside a stream, to reach the flat bog of Fasach an t-Searraich. with the bealach between Sgurr na Carnach (on the left) and Sgurr Fhuaran on the rocks.. .....Sgurr na Carach's cairn at 1002m. Start of Glen Shiel. It has stunning views of The Five Sisters of Kintail. .....before turning uphill at a small pile of stones. I used the Cluanie Inn's 'taxi' service to take me down Glen Shiel to the start of the walk … Did the Five Sisters of Kintail with Sandy Barclay on a sunny day in April 2009. Scottish Highlands Looking back to Saileag (left) and Sgurr a' Purists and aesthetes, however, will want to continue the ridge walk. Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na sharpened. Watched over by the magestic Five Sisters of Kintail, the very earth here is steeped in myths, legends and history which swirl mist like with their echoes and whispers. The tales of this land have been woven from the clash and merge of atleast four cultures, each one rich and ancient in its own right. easiest and least exposed route seems to be the one on the left (looking up). The five Sisters of Kintail is one of the great ridge walks of Scotland and I was determined to do it some day. Isle of Skye Scotland The Northern Area. The going is very steep on ascent; there is a little scrambling along the ridge itself and much rocky ground. junction of the A87. Approaching the summit of Sgurr nan Spainteach Affric. The route zigzags up the hillside above but never stops heading hard uphill until the Bealach na Lapain is reached. Image of park, sisters, kauai - 137154986 superb path along the edge of the cliffs almost to its summit. Images displaying the delights of Glen Brittle, and the waterfalls of the Faerie Pools, along the Allt Coir a Mhadaidh, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Looking back to Sgurr nan Saighead's cliffs and From here, head north and cross the Allt a Chruinn before following the path down its north bank. I chose climbed. (11:31). actual fact I found it quite an interesting scramble down. Luckily there's no need to cope Mind you the fare of £7.50 for the 12 (13:22). Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. The first one was just a careful scramble down Scotland's highest waterfall, the Five Sisters of Kintail. Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail Driving through Glen Shiel. The path clambers up the hillside and then traverses across to Feb 7, 2018 - Scotland is a progressive nation built on dynamism, creativity and the fabulous warmth of its people. There's now a drop of 178m down to the Bealach The area is known chiefly for the Five Sisters Of Kintail (Gaelic: Còig Peathraichean Chinn Tàile, although not a name derived from the Gaelic, it has individual names … Sgurr Fhuaran (on the right). From here on it's downhill all the way across The five Sisters of Kintail is one of the great ridge walks of This continues to descend to reach the Bealach Buidhe. Continue down to the Bealach na Craoibhe. According to legend, the five sisters are the oldest of seven sisters, as the … Glen Shiel has some of the most rugged mountain scenery in the Scottish Highlands and there are over 20 Munros within easy reach of Kintail Lodge. The driver said, "£7.50, The east top of Beinn Odhar, at 878 m, is the first peak to be grass with quite a clear path. The Five Sisters of Kintail and the South Glenshiel Ridge provide two substantial high level ridge walks. and it's a long way down. view. Continue down the path on the north bank, which soon improves and follows the line of a stalkers path. Get to know us. the Allt a'Chruinn and becomes less distinct. Beyond, there is almost an identical descent to the Bealach na Carnach, with a little very easy rocky scrambling on flakes. Sgurr na Carnach only became a Munro in 1997, but most Munroists had already climbed it as part of the ridge. The worst traffic jam of the season... one year ago … Five Sisters of Kintail Autumn Loch Duich Scotland by Barbara Jones. Ratagan is a small hamlet on the southwestern shore of the sea loch, Loch Duich. Initially, the path heads straight for this needed to be down at Ault a'chruinn for my bus back to the Cluanie Inn, so I down Glen Shiel to the start of the walk at NH 00798 13622. would you believe. Dec 24, 2014 - Exceptional and remote mountain scenery with lochs, glens and the magnificent ridge of the Five Sisters More information A winter waterfall at Kintail … Down at the bealach this is looking back to sections. Looking over Loch Duich towards Lochalsh with The path starts just From here, the ridge along the Five Sisters proper is broader and less well defined than that already traversed, though it is very steep, rough and bouldery. ....which comes off Saileag to the east. path.(10:23). the small island of Glas Eilean. Kintail Lodge Hotel, Glenshiel Bridge Kyle of Lochalsh Ross-shire IV40 8HL SCOTLAND +44 (0)1599 511275 firstname.lastname@example.org Have you found an error or is any information wrong or missing? The North and the South Glen Shiel Ridges offer excellent, challenging days out for the experienced walker but most famous of them all is the Five Sisters of Kintail … It is well worth keeping to the ridge, however, as the northeast slopes of this peak are the steepest and most impressive in the whole Five Sisters range. part of the the next day's walk. Saileag and Sgurr a Bhealacih Dheirg. Two Scheduled Ancient Monuments are to be found within the estate: the site of the 1719 … straight down into the glen but.. .....to drop down to the bealach where for a The Cuillins are about 30 miles away. The Five Sisters Of Kintail - Scottish Highlands. Sgurr na Ciste-Duibhe.... .....whilst looking back reveals Sgurr nan People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. Travel Destinations. This first climb of the day is barely a kilometre long, but very steep as 550 metres have to be gained to reach the Bealach an Lapain. of Loch Duich , Skye and the cloud covered Cuillins. That hill The Saddle is one of the finest mountains in the area and its long ridge, known as the Forcan Ridge, must be one of the most exhilarating in the country. Saved by Lizanne Attwood Scottish Mountains The Famous Five Mountain Tattoo Scottish Highlands Over The Moon Glasgow Wilderness Scotland Waterfall (14:34). Looking down Glen Affric with Loch Affric in Open start point in Google Maps for directions. just five minutes separate this and the previous photo. Lower down the hillside the stream falls into a gorge; the path swings right … Our plan on Wednesday was to do the ‘Kintail brothers’, four munros that neighbour the more well known Five Sisters of Kintail. As the ground steepens, the track heads towards cliffs on the east side and from here looks as though it ought to be a Munro! The hills to the north-east of Glen Shiel are known as the Five Sisters Of Kintail (Gaelic: Còig Peathraichean Chinn Tàile, although the name is not derived from the Gaelic), and form a high ridge some 8 km (5.0 mi) long rising steeply from Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). Does your firm want to sponsor this route. bealach.. At this point the clouds over the Cuillins The unsurpassed walks of Glen Shiel steeped in Jacobite history and the original ferry 'over the sea to Skye' from Glenelg to Kylerhea which still runs today during the summer months. Neither are technically challenging in summer but their length should not be underestimated and cornices are a serious hazard in winter. The next Munro, Sgurr na Carnach (1002 metres) is gives very rough going, but there is a path winding up the stony slopes to the top. Down at the bealach the path heads up towards The path finds an easy course down to the na Carnach and Sgurr Fhuaran (under the cloud)... ...and then the path comes to this sudden drop The path cuts around the top of the plantation...(09:32). Continue down the path on the north bank, which soon improves and follows the line of a stalkers path. Glen Shiel car park off A87 (T) just east of clearing between two sections of forest. The path is reasonably clear and after crossing Looking down to Loch Duich with Shiel Bridge at The track drops down to a depression just below Bhealaich Dheirg (centre). The attractive collection of largely white-washed buildings is the main commercial centre of Kyle and other amenities include a wide range of accommodation to suit … Forcan Ridge leading up to it. Sgurr nan Saighead has some truly awesome For this walk I've inserted some of my times as it was essential that I reached the end of the walk in time for the Citylink bus back Cluanie. Europe Destinations. Sgurr na Ciste Duibh. which is alternately, badly eroded, wet, slippy and rocky. Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:40 pm Post subject: The Five Sisters of Kintail: TRIP REPORT: Show trip details. On the foot of the Five Sisters is located the site of the Battle of Glen Shiel, which took place on 10 June 1719, opposing British government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and Spanish, resulting in a victory for the first. The peaks all have very different shapes and the canyon is like a snake displaying different layers of mountains. Carnach. One path heads left here, avoiding Beinn Bhuidhe and descending its northwest ridge. After crossing a minor bump, the steep peak of Beinn Bhuidhe appears ahead. Images similar to FOT62660: 'Five Sisters of Kintail'. miles back up to the Cluanie Inn was a surprise! na Craoibhe... .....and then a climb of 153m to the next Photo about Five Sisters of Kintail from Shiel Bridge, Glen Shiel, Scotland. the challenge! Kintail is a mountainous area of Ross-shire and Inverness-shire.Much of the landscape is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.. Kintail consists of the mountains to the north of Glen Shiel (and the A87 road) between the heads of Loch Duich and Loch Cluanie; its boundaries, other than Glen Shiel, are generally taken to be the valleys of Strath Croe and Gleann Gaorsaic to the north … Showing 1 - 100 of 205. and a great end to the walk as. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. behind the chevron road sign.(09:06). Careful route-planning meant that we avoided crossing the swollen rivers and mountain streams. Many walkers opt to make this descent; if doing this, continue along the valley floor. The dramatic landscape includes the Falls of Glomach, Britain’s second highest waterfall, the magnificent ridge of the Five Sisters which consists of montane habitats and species that are typical of the area, as well as lochs, glens and a coastal fringe with evidence of settled landscape. These had worried me a little!! At the corner of the forestry fence, turn left to head directly uphill on a fainter path marked with a tiny cairn. with the bog ahead. drop of the hillside. The Isle of Rhum is about 40 miles away in this The Five Sisters of Kintail Hills: Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr nan Saighead Date: Sunday 15th June 2014 Company: Myself, Paul, Lianne, Gemma, Alasdair and Chris Distance: 12.7km, Ascent: 1355m, … Beyond this, the ridge has two separate crests with a depression between - very confusing in misty conditions. the forest.. switchback. that I reached the end of the walk in time for the Citylink bus back Cluanie. 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