Slioch

Routes up Slioch in the North-West Highlands

Majestic Slioch towers above Loch Maree and its beauty is often featured on scenic calendars. It's one of those mountains that looks truly impenetrable from most viewpoints.


Main route summary


There is a fairly easy route up Slioch that heads in from Kinlochewe initially following the calm shores of Loch Maree.

Good paths are used, which pass waterfalls and lochans to reach superb views, including an expansive vista over Fisherfield - one of Scotland's last true wildernesses. Although the route described is pretty straightforward, Slioch has some unusual topography, which in mist can be quite confusing, therefore well-honed navigation skills are essential.


Munros Slioch (981m, Munro 170)
 
Ascent 1035m (3,400ft)
Distance       18km (11m)
Time walk : 6:15hr*, run : 2:40hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Incheril near Kinlochewe
(grid ref : NH039624)

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Meanings 
Slioch : 'the spear'




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