The Fisherfield Six

Summary for The Fisherfield Six

The Fisherfield Six is a route in “The Letterewe / Fisherfield” 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 5:55 am
Sunset 8:53 pm
14 hours 58 minutes(s) daylight
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Ruadh Stac Mor, A'Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Ban & Beinn a'Chlaideimh

DistanceAscentTime
43 km/ 26.72 miles2940 m/ 9645.67 ft16 hours plus
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This route is an exceptionally long tough walk taking in 6 munros in a remote area with a lot of vertical ascent and 2 river crossings. They are the most remote of all the munros & in poor weather they are inaccessible and in the stalking season walkers are discouraged from entering this remote area at all. Climbing these hills in a single outing is a considerable achievement and a real test fitness wise.

The bothy at Shenavall is an excellent base for completing these munros and even from there it's a long journey to complete all six in a single day.

Route points for The Fisherfield Six

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH11438510203° SSW3.15 (3.15)Start from Corrie Hallie on A832 along the Gleann Chaorachain for about 4km
NH10038227246° WSW3.5 (6.65)Where the path forks (maked with cairn) take the right. Follow down over rough ground to reach a small bothy
NH067810236° N1.74 (8.39)Pass Shenavall Bothy turning right down to Abhainn Strath na Sealga. There are a few stone but you will get wet feet
NH052801192° SSW1.55 (9.94)Pass Larachantivore and look to cross Abhainn Gleann na Muice
NH048786259° W2.11 (12.05)Follow the stalkers path into Glenn na Muice Beag
NH021778168° SSE1.32 (13.37)Leave the path head south accross rough ground
NH023765214° SW0.99 (14.36)Pass between the 2 lochs & head up steep ground
NH017757130° SE0.14 (14.5)Onto the stony summit cairn then head southwest down a clear path through steep upper crags
NH018756222° SW0.32 (14.82)The summit Ruadh Stac Mor - 918 ( metres)
NH01627543249° WSW0.71 (15.53)From the col cross rough rocky ground up A'Mhaighdean northeastern slopes
NH00947522213° SSW0.33 (15.86)Continue along the ridge to the summit then head down grassy slopes leading to a wide peaty col
NH007749132° SE1.95 (17.81)The summit A' Mhaighdean - 967 ( metres)
NH02127356108° ESE1.95 (19.76)From peaty col climb steep grassy slopes onto Beinn Tarsuinn's summit
NH039728108° ESE0.77 (20.53)The summit Beinn Tarsuinn - 937 ( metres)
NH0466725747° NE0.49 (21.02)Descend to Bealach Odhar, bypass Meall Garbh by obvious path to col
NH0504728914° NNE0.69 (21.71)Climb steeply up southern ridge to summit. Then cross to col before Srugg Ban
NH052735348° NNW0.43 (22.14)The summit Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair - 1018 ( metres)
NH0518739729° NNE0.68 (22.82)Head up left hand site of southern ridge to summit of Sgurr Ban.
NH05574533° NNE1.5 (24.32)The summit Sgurr Ban - 989 ( metres)
NH064757335° NNW1.08 (25.4)Pass the 2 lochs on the col and climb upto Beinn a'Chlaidheimh southern ridge
NH060767N0.8 (26.2)Continue from 815 top to summit
NH06177519° NNE0.53 (26.73)The summit Beinn a'Chlaidheimh - 916 ( metres)
NH06378070° ENE2.81 (29.54)Descend on the north north west steeply
NH09078817° NNE4.05 (33.59)Continue back to Corrie Hallie
NH104826215° SW0.51 (34.1)
Munros covered on The Fisherfield Six
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
115 1018 Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair Hill of the Corrie of Farquhar's Son Mooluch Korrer Veek Errorcur
157 989 Sgurr Ban White rocky peak Skoor Ban
187 967 A' Mhaighdean The maiden Uh Vaygian
240 937 Beinn Tarsuinn Transverse Mountain Bine Tarshin
276 918 Ruadh Stac Mor Big red hill Rooa Stack Moore
280 916 Beinn a'Chlaidheimh Hill of the sword Bine uh Chly-ev