Sgurr Mòr and The Eastern Fannaichs

Summary for Sgurr Mòr and The Eastern Fannaichs

Sgurr Mòr and The Eastern Fannaichs is a route in “The Fannaichs” 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 circular route

Sunrise 7:06 am
Sunset 7:19 pm
12 hours 13 minutes(s) daylight
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Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, Sgurr Mor (Loch Fannaich), Meall Gorm & An Coileachan

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22 km/ 13.67 miles1370 m/ 4494.75 ft9 hours plus
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This is a great route which takes in four munros on the eastern section of The Fannaichs and includes the highest munro of the area Sgurr Mor (Loch Fannaich). It's a long boggy walk to reach the munros but once on the ridge the walking is excellent. There is also quite a long slog back on the road once descended.

This is a long demanding route over rough mountain terrain.

Route points for Sgurr Mòr and The Eastern Fannaichs

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH25257552185° S0.37 (0.37)Follow the path by a pipe at the end of Loch Droma
NH25207515253° WSW0.35 (0.72)Change direction and follow path
NH24157510258° WSW0.5 (1.22)Pass over a small stram
NH23067477219° SW0.59 (1.81)Pass a damm on the river which is the start of the system to feed water into Loch Droma as part of the hydro electric scheme.
NH22677433166° SSE0.98 (2.79)Climb steeply upto the west bank of Loch Sgeireach
NH22857337193° SSW0.25 (3.04)From Loch Sgeireach climb up steep eastern slopes of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich
NH22787313232° SW0.66 (3.7)Steeply onto Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich's summit
NH219724234° SW0.44 (4.14)The summit Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich - 954 ( metres)
NH21577221228° SW0.63 (4.77)From col climb upto a knoll
NH2029716513° NNE0.19 (4.96)Climb on to summit of Sgurr Mòr and return to this point
NH203718193° SSW0.19 (5.15)The summit Sgurr Mor (Loch Fannaich) - 1110 ( metres)
NH20307136141° SE0.29 (5.44)From ridge continue over minor top Meall nam Peithirean
NH207708151° SSE0.33 (5.77)Sgurr Mor - Meall nam Peithirean
NH20897055116° ESE0.43 (6.2)Continue alon the ridge to Meall Gorm which is marked with a small cairn
NH221696107° ESE0.51 (6.71)The summit Meall Gorm - 949 ( metres)
NH22626946106° ESE0.66 (7.37)From Meall Gorm eastern ridge follow in over onto unamed southeastern top
NH232692163° SSE0.49 (7.86)Meall Gorm - South-east Top
NH23876849145° SE0.51 (8.37)Climb steeply onto summit of An Coileachan which situated on top of a little outcrop of Torridonian sandstone.
NH241680N1.11 (9.48)The summit An Coileachan - 923 ( metres)
NH2421691644° NE0.5 (9.98)Col between An Coileachan & Meallan Buidhe
NH24586950N0.84 (10.82)It now becomes very boggy & rough, continue over Meallan Buidhe
NH2518712556° N0.8 (11.62)Descend on the western side of Abhainn a' Ghiuthais Li
NH2673737061° ENE0.35 (11.97)Pass Island in Abhainn an Torrain Duibh
NH2705738518° NNE0.4 (12.37)Follow the river down to Road
NH27697428299° WNW1.17 (13.54)
Munros covered on Sgurr Mòr and The Eastern Fannaichs
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
43 1110 Sgurr Mor (Loch Fannaich) Big rocky peak Skoor more
209 954 Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich Big grey hill of Fannaich Byn leea voar fannich
215 949 Meall Gorm Blue rounded hill Myowl gooram
266 923 An Coileachan The little cock An kilyachan