Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm

Summary for Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm

Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm is a route in “The Glenfinnan” region / range which is located in the Loch Eil to Glen Shiel 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 8:20 am
Sunset 5:51 pm
9 hours 31 minutes(s) daylight
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Glenfinnan horseshoe

DistanceAscentTime
21 km/ 13.05 miles1370 m/ 4494.75 ft7 hours plus
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These two munros lie on the south side of the rough landscape of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart region which is wild landscape almost untouched by people. This is the usual approach as shown here is from the south from Glenfinnan along the long private road along the side of the River Finnan upto Corryhully and then onto rough mountain terrain. The traverse of Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Finnan) and Sgurr Thuilm from west to east makes an excellent excursion with some fine ridge walking.

There are glorious views on the north overs to Knoydart.

A bike would be useful to reduce the walk to Corryhully

Route points for Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NM9053808630° NNE1.31 (1.31)Start from the car park by the River Finnan and follow the long private road
NM9111843236° NE1.03 (2.34)Bikes can be left here
NM91778511353° N0.53 (2.87)Take the stalkers path on the left which leads upto Sgurr a'Choire Riabhaich
NM91378631316° NW0.21 (3.08)Easy scrambling along a narrow ridge upto Sgurr a'Choire Riabhaich
NM90698707318° NW0.19 (3.27)From the subsidiary top continue along the boader ridge onto summit of Sgurr nan Choireachan
NM90288066° ENE0.25 (3.52)The summit Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Finnan) - 956 ( metres)
NM9048881467° ENE0.3 (3.82)Follow a line ofold fence posts along a well defined ridge over Meall an Tarmachain
NM9107882889° E0.48 (4.3)Over the peak Meall an Tarmachain
NM92218815139° SE0.29 (4.59)Over the peak Beinn Gharbh
NM9320876682° E0.41 (5)From the 858 climb onto Sgurr Thuilm the last peak of the day
NM939879199° SSW0.31 (5.31)The summit Sgurr Thuilm - 963 ( metres)
NM93818734222° SW0.44 (5.75)Descend along the long ridge Druim Coire a' Beithe
NM92578617205° SSW0.23 (5.98)
NM92468596224° SW0.62 (6.6)Descend back into Glen Finnan & Corryhully and return back via incomming route
Munros covered on Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
193 963 Sgurr Thuilm Rocky peak of the hillock Skoor Hoolum
206 956 Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Finnan) Rocky peak of the corries Skoor nern Korrachun