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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Where we are

Start here to explore dramatic Highland peaks

The peaks to the south of Stratchcarron shelter some of the grandest, most remote scenery in the Highlands. Start here for routes up the Munros of Sgurr Choinich (the mossy peak) and Sgurr a Chaorachain (peak of the place of rowan berries), or Moruisg (the big water).

More remote still is Maoile Lunndaidh (the bare hill of the wet place) – as their names suggest, some of these mountains are rather boggy.

There's also a superb route along the lower ridge of Sgurr na Feartaig (peak of the sea pink), with stunning views. For those looking for adventure, the north-facing corries of Sgurr na Feartaig are home to some excellent ice climbs in winter. You'll find detailed route descriptions for all these mountains at Walkhighlands and Munromagic.

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


Life's essentials

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

Getting here

The car park is just off the A890 in the village of Craig, about 2¼ miles (3.7 km) east of Achnashellach station.

Using SatNav?

IV54 8YU is the nearest postcode, centred on Achnashellach station.

Public transport

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

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