Big days out in wild places


Step into the wilderness of Craig

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.

Parking Walking Mountain access

Life's essentials

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

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

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.

Contact: Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District

Address: Tower Road, Smithton, Inverness

Postcode: IV2 7NL

Telephone: 0300 067 6100


How to get here

The car park is just off the A890 in the village of Craig, about 2¼ miles (3.7 km) east of Achnashellach station, at grid reference NH 040 493.

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.

Nearby places

Achnashellach, 2¼ miles (3.7 km) to the west, offers routes to the hills without such a long walk-in. To the north, Slattadale and Victoria Falls have sheltered trails overlooking beautiful Loch Maree.

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