Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a'Chaorachain

Summary for Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a'Chaorachain

Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a'Chaorachain 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 mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:53 am
Sunset 4:09 pm
7 hours 16 minutes(s) daylight
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22 km/ 13.67 miles1180 m/ 3871.39 ft6 hours plus
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This route wanders into a secretive high glen and gives us access to the 2 munros Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a'Chaorachain at the south western end. Cross the railway by the level crossing and take up the glen and once above the forest it all opens out with great views over to the 2 munros on the route.

The traverse of these two mountains gives a pleasant circular hill walk, the ridge links the two summits is the high lite of the route.

Route points for Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a'Chaorachain

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH0394492281° E0.76 (0.76)Follow estate track accross railway line at Craig
NH04704930151° SSE0.11 (0.87)Cross the bridge over the River Carron
NH04754919105° ESE0.54 (1.41)Take the left fork and follow up above an unmarked gorge
NH07064855179° S0.44 (1.85)Follow the track which skirts around the sides of Sgurr nan Ceannaichean into Pollan Buidhe
NH07304728212° SSW0.21 (2.06)Keep on track
NH07184711148° SSE0.33 (2.39)Keep on track
NH07574656181° S0.5 (2.89)Cross the second wire bridge over Allt a'Chonais with sign "You use this bridge at your own risk"
NH07534606246° WSW0.51 (3.4)Follow the Alt Leathad an Tobair upto Bealach Bhearnais
NH05884487100° E0.43 (3.83)From Bealach Bhearnais head to the foot of Sgurr Choinnich's north west ridge
NH0681447291° E0.4 (4.23)Ascend Sgurr Choinnich on the north west ridge
NH076446155° SSE0.17 (4.4)The summit Sgurr Choinnich - 999 ( metres)
NH0771444878° ENE0.22 (4.62)Descend onto a col between Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a'Chaorachain
NH0809445868° ENE0.27 (4.89)From col ascend onto Sgurr a'Chaorachain
NH087447352° N0.27 (5.16)The summit Sgurr a'Chaorachain - 1053 ( metres)
NH08724501355° N0.3 (5.46)Descend the mossy ridge until it levels then drop steeply
NH08634579327° NNW0.44 (5.9)Continue descending on grassy flanks
NH08044655357° N0.09 (5.99)Cross the Allt Leathad an Tobair (May need to head down stream) Then head back along incomming route
Munros covered on Sgurr Choinnich & Sgurr a'Chaorachain
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
78 1053 Sgurr a'Chaorachain Rocky peak of the rowan tree Skoor Uh Hoo-a-rahen
139 999 Sgurr Choinnich Rocky peak of the moss Skoor Chorneech