Guided days on the Forcan Ridge, South Glen Shiel Ridge and Beinn Sgritheall

The South Glen Shiel ridge is one of the finest moutain ranges in Scotland. A varied range of peaks stretch for 13km in one continuous, well-defined chain. The drops between the peaks are not great and only once does the ridge fall below 800m. Contrasting to this, the bold outlines of the Forcan Ridge and Beinn Sgritheall shout loud as they rise dramatically from the valley floors at the western end of Glen Shiel.

At a glance


  • An extended weekend of hiking and scrambling up high mountains in the Western Highlands.
  • Walk along fine crests and rugged terrain to reach superb vantage points from where vast views can be savoured.
  • Enjoy superb, yet easy rock-scrambling up the Forcan Ridge.
  • Bag 10 Munros over the weekend including The Saddle, Sgurr na Sgine, Aonach Air Chrith, Creag a'Mhaim and Beinn Sgritheall.
  • Join a small group led by an experienced leader with a good knowledge of the wildlife, flora and geology.


Dates and booking

DateCostAvailability
26-28 Aug£145Places available
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General info


This 3 day event is a guided hiking weekend to high summits in the Kintail and Glen Shiel area with one of our experienced and qualified leaders. Your guide will know the remote area well and be able to give you insight into the flora, fauna and geology.

Our maximum guide to client ratio on this event is 1:4.

You would be very welcome to join us for part of the trip, the cost of which is £65 per day (£75 for the Forcan Ridge day).


Outline of trip


Day 1 : The Saddle, Forcan Ridge & Sgurr na Sgine

A classic Grade 1 mountain rock-scramble taking in two Munros

Day 2 : South Glen Shiel Ridge

Fancy a day multi-Munro bagging, without a huge distance or ascent ?

Day 3 : Beinn Sgritheall

Solitary Munro in the Glen Elg peninsula with commanding views to Knoydart and Skye.

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Trip photos


Looking up the Forcan Ridge
Forcan Ridge done, near the summit of The Saddle
Halfway along the South Glen Shiel Ridge
Beinn Sgritheall from Barisdale
Our group on the Forcan Ridge


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