Na Gruagaichean, Stob Coire a'Chairn & Am Bodach

Summary for Na Gruagaichean, Stob Coire a'Chairn & Am Bodach

Na Gruagaichean, Stob Coire a'Chairn & Am Bodach is a route in “The Mamores” region / range which is located in the Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 8:59 am
Sunset 3:34 pm
6 hours 35 minutes(s) daylight
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13 km/ 8.08 miles1550 m/ 5085.3 ft8 Hours plus
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This is an excellent walk & quite a tough one over 3 munros which form an arc of ridges above Kinlochleven. The routes approach is from Kinlochleven along a land rover track east of the lodge. Where the track crosses the Allt Coire na Ba leave the track and head directly up the hillside bearing north-east taking the steep line of ascent up to the summit of Na Gruagaichean.

From here on to the next munro Stob Coire a'Chairn which can be reached by a walk along the broad ridge bearing to the north-west.

From Stob Coire a'Chairn continue along the starting to the west, then south-west will take you over a subsidiary and lead you to the summit of Am Bodach.

Descent can be found via the south-eastern ridge of Am Bodach heading for the bealach between Sgurr an Fhurain and Am Bodach. Just before the bealach descend down the easier slopes on the south west eventually reaching the west highland way which leads back to Mamore Lodge / Kinlochleven.

Route points for Na Gruagaichean, Stob Coire a'Chairn & Am Bodach

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN18266231281° W0.23 (0.23)Start by heading up a section of the "West Highland Way"
NN1779625366° ENE0.75 (0.98)Leave path onto a Track / Road that leads upto the Mamore Lodge
NN1856630052° NE0.46 (1.44)Parking available at the Lodge for a small fee (could start from here)
NN1894632617° NNE0.17 (1.61)Continue along the landrover track upto bridge acrosss "Allt Coire na Ba"
NN1901638673° ENE0.87 (2.48)Continue north east up steep grassy slopes to gain access to the ridge
NN20316436353° N0.29 (2.77)Once on the ridge continue along
NN2018650133° NNE0.28 (3.05)Climb onto the summit point of "Na Gruagaichean" ; Then descend steeply down a rocky slope onto a narrow col
NN203652278° W0.16 (3.21)The summit Na Gruagaichean - 1056 ( metres)
NN20196527343° NNW0.19 (3.4)From this narrow col continue over a top onto a ridge
NN201654273° W0.72 (4.12)Na Gruagaichean - North-west Top
NN19436553310° NW0.19 (4.31)Continue along broad grassy ridge on to "Stob Coire a'Chairn"
NN185660243° WSW0.32 (4.63)The summit Stob Coire a'Chairn - 981 ( metres)
NN18256591217° SW0.29 (4.92)Along past a knoll & a couple of cols then "Am Bodach" rises suddenly
NN176650163° SSE0.1 (5.02)The summit Am Bodach - 1032 ( metres)
NN17836459173° S0.26 (5.28)Descend down south eastern ridge avoiding Sgorr an Fhuarain (avoid steep southern face)
NN17766377213° SSW0.72 (6)Grass slopes lead down back to the landrover track
NN17106301122° ESE0.84 (6.84)Continue along the track and head either back to the lodge or Kinlochleven
Munros covered on Na Gruagaichean, Stob Coire a'Chairn & Am Bodach
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
74 1056 Na Gruagaichean The maidens Na Grooageechan
99 1032 Am Bodach The old man Am Bottoch
171 981 Stob Coire a'Chairn Peak of the corrie of the cairn Stob Korrer a Charn