Achnashellach

Where we are

Waterfalls, pine forests, and a gateway to the munros 

A short walk through the forest leads to classic routes to the Munros of Beinn Liath Mhor (the big grey hill) and Sgurr Ruadh (the red peak). Fuar Tholl (the cold hole) is a popular climbing site that's just below 3,000 feet – it's also called 'Wellington's Nose' because of its shape.

We don''t have any waymarked trails here at the moment, but there's a circuit around Easan Dorcha (the dark waterfall) that passes waterfalls, pine forest and superb views of Strathcarron. There are more options for exploring this dramatic glen at Craig, just 2¼ miles (3.7 km) along the road. To the north, Slattadale and Victoria Falls have sheltered trails overlooking beautiful Loch Maree.

Activities

The peaks around Achnashellach are popular for winter climbing as well as walking, and there's a right of way through the Coulin pass all the way to Glen Torridon. You'll find detailed route descriptions at Walkhighlands and Munromagic: search for 'Achnashellach'.

This is remote, rugged country and you'll need the right equipment and clothing whichever route you choose. Check our advice on hill walking before you set off.

Facilities & access

Parking
Parking

Life's essentials

There are toilets and places to eat in Achnasheen and Lochcarron.

Getting here

The car park is on the south side of the A890, just across from Achnashellach station.

Using SatNav?

IV54 8YU is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Trains run to Achnashellach station and there is a limited bus service. Traveline Scotland has details of timetables.

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