A' Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mor from Poolewe

Summary for A' Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mor from Poolewe

A' Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mor from Poolewe is a route in “The Letterewe / Fisherfield” region / range which is located in the Loch Maree to Loch Broom area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:07 am
Sunset 6:07 pm
9 hours 59 minutes(s) daylight
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40 km/ 24.85 miles1390 m/ 4560.37 ft13 hours plus
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These two munros are among the most treasured in Scotland due to their remote nature,

Starting from the village Poolewe head along the track which follows the eastern bank of River Ewe making your way through the stalker paths to Kernsary (It's possible to cycle to this point). Follow the track south easterly through a forest which turns into another path wich gradually ascends along the northern banks of the Allt na Creige eventually reaching the south eastern end of Fionn Loch. Cross the causeway between Dubh Loch and Fionn Loch and then head east past Carnmore to reach the bealch Allt Bruthach an Easain where the path can be left and a traverse can be made acrros the hillside aiming for and outlet of Fuar Loch Beag. Then climb the main ridge onto the summit of A' Mhaighdean avoiding crags.

Descend north-easterly onto a col between A' Mhaighdean & Ruadh Stac Mor from where an ascent of Ruadh Stac Mor can be made via a path which zigzag steeply avoiding any difficulties.

Return by route of ascent back to the col between the 2 hills and take the stalker path above Fuar Loch which leads to outflow of Loch-an Feith Mhic'-illean. Then along path which leads down to Carnmore and long walk back to Poolewe.

Route points for A' Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mor from Poolewe

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG8729786772° ENE0.69 (0.69)Start from Inveran on the track leading to Kernsary
NG87967885121° ESE0.19 (0.88)Cross the Bridge over River Inveran
NG8812787426° NNE0.26 (1.14)Contine on track to Kernsary
NG89997917124° SE0.86 (2)After Kernsary head through forest
NG90677864114° ESE1.61 (3.61)Ascend on path on north bank of Allt na Creige
NG92697736113° ESE1.43 (5.04)Fork to the right heading south east
NG94267610183° S0.59 (5.63)This is now a diversion to cross Strathan Buidhe
NG9419755134° NE0.15 (5.78)Cross bridge over Strathan Buidhe and head back from detour
NG94387596101° N0.97 (6.75)Continue into the wilderness heading to south east of Fionn Loch
NG9675753157° ENE0.75 (7.5)Where the path forks take the one towards Fionn Loch
NG97417567357° N0.4 (7.9)cross causeway which separates the Dubh Loch from the Fionn Loch
NG9741760844° NE0.57 (8.47)Now from the end of the loch continue along the good stalkers path
NG9794767291° E1.41 (9.88)Once at Carnmore head east into the Glen of Allt Bruthach an Easain
NG99557624163° SSE0.13 (10.01)From little stream flowing from Fuar Loch head up the northern ridge
NH00777504203° SSW0.17 (10.18)After avoiding crags clim onto summit of A'Mhaighdean
NH0069748949° NE0.61 (10.79)The summit A' Mhaighdean - 967 ( metres)
NH0118752649° NE0.39 (11.18)Descend onto a col
NH0149755160° ENE0.31 (11.49)From the col where there's a possible shelter climb onto Ruadh Stac Mor
NH01777564240° WSW0.31 (11.8)The summit Ruadh Stac Mor - 918 ( metres)
NH01497551295° WNW0.2 (12)Descend through crags on stalker path
NH01127597N0.18 (12.18)Continue above Fuar Loch Mor
NH01137615302° WNW0.21 (12.39)Head down on ridge to join a path
NH00467669N0.44 (12.83)Head back on path to Carnmore
NG92117792294° WNW1.61 (14.44)Head back on path to Kernsary
Munros covered on A' Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mor from Poolewe
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
187 967 A' Mhaighdean The maiden Uh Vaygian
276 918 Ruadh Stac Mor Big red hill Rooa Stack Moore