Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Tweed Valley Osprey Project Co-ordinator, Di Bennett, brings us the latest update from the nest....
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.
There are toilets and places to eat in Achnasheen and Lochcarron.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
The car park is just off the A890 in the village of Craig, about 2¼ miles (3.7 km) east of Achnashellach station.
IV54 8YU is the nearest postcode, centred on Achnashellach station.
Trains run to Achnashellach station and there is a limited bus service. Traveline Scotland has details of timetables.
Waterfalls, pine forests, and a gateway to the munros
Pull in for the panoramic views at the Strome viewpoint.