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Ferry House: Mountains and walks

Mountain, coast, and glen walks for everyone

the Five Sisters mountain range in silhouette on a misty morning

There are over 40 Munros around Ferry House, and countless other hills and low level walks no less beautiful and rewarding.

Nearby classic hill walks include the famous Five Sisters and the South Shiel Ridge, the more technical challenges of the Saddle and the Skye Cuillins—and the dramatic outlines and views of Ladhar Bheinn in Knoydart and Beinn Sgritheall above Arnisdale.

Many of the lower, less famous hills are also rewarding and have spectacular views from their summits: for example, Ben Aslak, just across the water, and Sgurr an Airgid near Morvich. By the sea and in the glens, there are walks ranging from short strolls to strenuous hikes of twenty miles or more. One of our favourites is the walk on the Isle of Rasaay to the top of Dun Caan.

Click on a marker on the map for more information about each hill and walk.

Munro (red marker)The Munros are Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet (914m), based on a list originally compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891.

Corbett (yellow marker)Corbetts are summits in Scotland between 2,500 and 3,000 feet (762 and 914m), with a drop of at least 500 feet (152m) between it and any other summit. The list was compiled in the 1920s by the climber John Rooke Corbett.

Graham (green marker)Grahams are hills in Scotland between 2,000 and 2,499 feet (609 and 761m), with a drop of at least 490 feet (150m). This list was first published by Alan Dawson and known as the Elsies (LCs, or Lesser Corbetts). They were later renamed Grahams after Fiona Torbet (née Graham) who had compiled a similar list.

Walk (blue marker)Some favourite walks. There are many more!

You can find even more information about walking in Scotland at Walkhighlands, who have been dubbed 'the best walking routes site for anywhere in the world'. This site can help you plan your walking, print free Ordnance Survey mapping, read descriptions and view photos for over 1,100 walking routes, even download walks to your GPS. Cottages in Scotland on Walkhighlands

Where to Walk: Selected Walks in the Lochalsh District, Wester Ross is a useful booklet of walks written by a local mountain rescue team that is usually available in Glenelg and nearby. You can sometimes also find it at Amazon.

Other guides you might enjoy include:

cover of Pathfinder walks guide    The Pathfinder Guide to Kyle of Lochalsh walks.

cover of skye and kintail walks by hamish brown    Hamish Brown’s book, Skye and Kintail (25 Walks)

cover of pocket mountains west highlands guide    The Pocket Mountain Guide to the West Highlands by Nick Williams.

Loch a Bhealaich and Glen Gniomhaidh

Looking down from the pass Bealach Sgairne to Loch a Bhealaich and Glen Gniomhaidh.

mountains of North Shiel

From Alt Grannada above Glen Lichd across to the mountains of North Shiel.

Descending to Corran

Descending to Corran from Coire Chorsalain, looking across to Loch Hourn and Knoydart.

Sound of Sleat

Looking across Sound of Sleat from the slopes of Druim Na Leitire above Ferry House.

For more information about Ferry House, please write to: James Watt,
Ferry House,
Glenelg, IV40 8JZ,
Telephone 01599 522 253
or email: holidays@ferryhouse.co.uk