Slioch

Summary for Slioch

Slioch is a route in “The Kinlochewe” 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 mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:10 am
Sunset 6:01 pm
9 hours 50 minutes(s) daylight
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20 km/ 12.43 miles990 m/ 3248.03 ft6 hours plus
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A great days outing up the munro Slioch which is one of the great sights of the Northern Highlands dominating the south eastern end of Loch Maree. The only straight forward way up this munro is from the east starting from Kinlochewe along the river and then up Gleann Bianasdail, and then onto a traverse of Slioch.

There are two summit points and the northern one is the true summit point also giving a splendid view over the Fisherfield wilderness.

Route points for Slioch

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH03826238285° WNW0.54 (0.54)From the car park at Inchreil, follow the footpath along the Kinlochewe
NH0331625618° NNE0.14 (0.68)Continue following the path round
NH02046416337° NNW0.36 (1.04)Take the right fork at a small cairn
NH01396536285° WNW0.21 (1.25)Skirt around the edge of Loch Maree
NH0113656342° NE0.72 (1.97)Cross Gleann Bianasdale footbridge and head up Gleann Bianasdail
NH01646614N1.41 (3.38)Head up a path that leads up between Meall Each & Sgur Dubh
NH01936752301° WNW0.31 (3.69)From here ascend upto Sgurr Dubh
NH01096766332° NNW0.21 (3.9)Sgurr Dubh is usually bypassed. Climb the ridge rising to two lochans
NH01106818331° NNW0.2 (4.1)two which lie on the ridge below the southern slopes of Slioch.
NH01016836296° WNW0.38 (4.48)Head up over a little knoll and continue up to the summit of Slioch
NH00416885N0.19 (4.67)Trig point is noth the summit but 1m lower. The true summit is a bit further on
NH00469079° E0.24 (4.91)The summit Slioch - 981 ( metres)
NH0150688993° E0.35 (5.26)Head along over the top
NH018688191° S0.1 (5.36)Slioch - Sgurr an Tuill Bhain
NH01826875142° SE0.45 (5.81)Descend the south eastern ridge for approx ½km and cross the corrie path to rejoin the outward route
NH01646614222° SW0.72 (6.53)Return vai the outward route
Munros covered on Slioch
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
170 981 Slioch The spear Shlierch