Moruisg & Sgurr nan Ceannaichean

Summary for Moruisg & Sgurr nan Ceannaichean

Moruisg & Sgurr nan Ceannaichean is a route in “The Monar” region / range which is located in the Glen Cannich to Glen Carron area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 8:53 am
Sunset 4:09 pm
7 hours 16 minutes(s) daylight
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Monar's Western Peaks

11 km/ 6.84 miles960 m/ 3149.61 ft5 hours plus
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A good circuit route over the 2 munros Moruisg & Sgurr nan Ceannaichean which rise on the western end of a line of hills between Glen Carron and Glean Fhiodhaig. It starts from about 1½ km west of Loch Sgamhain and heads up steeply on west flanks of Moruisg onto the ridge which curves around to a col then onto Sgurr nan Ceannaichean. Descent is down the northern ridge of Sgurr nan Ceannaichean avoiding crags on the eastern side down onto a stalkers path.

In clear weather there are good views of Torridon, Letterewe / Fisherfield from Moruisg and Monar hills from Sgurr nan Ceannaichean.

Route points for Moruisg & Sgurr nan Ceannaichean

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH08065207150° SSE0.09 (0.09)From the lay-by on the A890 Follow the path towards the river
NH08105199128° SE0.16 (0.25)Cross the River Carron by the footbridge
NH08225188152° SSE0.66 (0.91)Pass underneath the railway line. Then head across wet ground
NH08505128121° ESE0.65 (1.56)Head up grassy hillside
NH0980505468° ENE0.18 (1.74)The middle section of the hillside is the steepest part
NH10115061133° SE0.14 (1.88)As you aproach the crest the angle eases abit
NH10265032194° SSW0.39 (2.27)Continue along to the summit which is the second smaller cairn
NH101499221° SW0.43 (2.7)The summit Moruisg - 928 ( metres)
NH09844963177° S0.23 (2.93)Drop down pleasant slopes around Coire Toll nam Bian, past point 854
NH09544866243° WSW0.42 (3.35)Descend steeply through crags to co beneath Ceanaicheans north ridge
NH09154848273° W0.38 (3.73)From the col climb onto Ceanaicheans north ridge and continue onto summit
NH087480350° N0.36 (4.09)510
NH08774852329° NNW0.17 (4.26)Continue to descend down the northern ridge keeping to the west away any steep drops
NH08594883358° N0.41 (4.67)head safely down through this area of crags
NH0860497528° NNE0.21 (4.88)Change direction to reach the Alltan na Feola burn and path;
NH08714993319° NW0.31 (5.19)Follow the Alltan na Feola burn to reach a stalker's path
NH07815054352° N0.44 (5.63)Change direction and continue along stalker path
NH0774514422° NNE0.3 (5.93)Continue back under railway, across river and back to A890 road
Munros covered on Moruisg & Sgurr nan Ceannaichean
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
254 928 Moruisg Hill of the bird / Big Water Moorishk