Stob Coire a'Chearcaill

Routes up the Corbett above Loch Eil and Loch Linnhe

Stob Coire a'Chearcaill is long 'whale-backed' Corbett immediately west of Fort William above the opposite shore of Loch Linnhe. Its grassy slopes rise gently from Loch Eil to the north contrasting with steeper and rougher slopes to the south and east.


Main route summary


The easiest approach is from the north, where a fine track leads through open land and woods directly up onto the broad east shoulder of Stob Coire a'Chearcaill. Delightful hiking over grass covered crests continue to the hill's summit.

If approaching from Stronchreggan to the east, Meall an t-Slamain (a small Marylin peak) can be added in.


Corbetts Stob Coire a'Chearcaill (770m)
 
Marylins Meall an t-Slamain* (467m)
 *See 'Alternative Routes' below
 
Ascent 850m (2,800ft)
Distance       14km (9m)
Time walk : 4:55hr*, run : 2:15hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Blaich
(grid ref : NN048771)

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Meanings 
Stob Coire a'Chearcaill : 'peak of the circular coire'
Meall an t-Slamain : 'hill of the lady'




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