Saturday 21st September Maps LR40 and EX390/391/398 Lochailort
Beinn Coire nan Gall (787m, Corbett Top) –
Druim Fiachlach (869m, Corbett Top) – Ridge of the Teeth
Beinn Mhic Cedidh (783m, Corbett) – MacCedidh’s Hill
A through route linking hills usually climbed from Lochailort with those more frequently accessed from Glenfinnan. It traverses some of the difficult-to-reach terrain between Lochs Eilt and Shiel.
Start at Inverailort, where ample parking is available N of a row of cottages at NM765816. Head N back to the road junction. Follow the minor road NE alongside the River Ailort, past Glenshian
Lodge. From here, the route continues E as a track, turning S up to a dam on the Allt a’ Bhuiridh at NM777810. Cross the burn below the dam and continue S, curving E up to a lochan on the col just
N of Druim Fiachlach. Head N up to the summit of Beinn Coire nan Gall. Return to the col and climb the N ridge of Druim Fiachlach to its summit. Turn E and follow the toothed ridge, curving SE down to a small spur on the 750m contour overlooking the steep escarpment at the head of Glen Aladale, NM8022678770*. Continue E along the rim, down to larger spur at 580m alt. where the
escarpment turns NNW to accommodate a tributary of the Glenaladale River. Cross this burn and resume an E heading down the slope to a wide flat col with the meandering Allt Dubh Easain and several lochans. Cross the burn and head E up the long slope to the summit of Beinn Mhich Cedidh. Descend the N ridge to the FB at NM833807 and cross the Allt a’ Choire Bhuidhelr.
Follow an ATV track which passes under the railway at NM840813. Head E on rough ground on the N side of the railway for 1km then climb up about 50m to re-cross the railway on one of the
tunnels. Follow the S side of the railway a short distance to the level-crossing and the lay-by on the
A830. Transport required at NM856812, 11mins from start.
*The long 430m ascent of Beinn Mhich Cedidh may be avoided by a traverse over the twin hills of
Diollaid Mhor and Diollaid Bheag:- From the 750m spur, head N down to the col 0.5km SW of
Diollaid Mhor. Climb NE to its summit, 751mlr. Descend N, curving NE across the Bealach Coire
nan Gallex and up to the summit of Diollaid Bheag, 665m. Descend ENE for 1.5Km to WP
NM8254380840, then turn E and make for the FBex over the Allt a’ Choire Bhuidhelr. Continue to the
finish as above.
15km, 1439m ascent
*15km, 1182m ascent