Route: Tour of Torridon

Submitted by ashdoty on Wed, 02/01/2023 - 05:10pm
United Kingdom
15 km
Vertical Gain
7,500 ft

The mountains surrounding the small town of Torridon are some of the finest in the entire Highlands. This route traverses Beinn Alligin and the western part of Liathach  (two out of the three top mountains in Torridon) in a clockwise direction by squeezing in as much vert as possible in as little distance as possible while still making a loop through Torridon itself along the coast. This route will serve up hearty helpings of seemingly unrelenting steep climbs, steep descents, dynamic scrambling, off trail navigating and flat paved running-make sure all the tools in your skills bag are sharpened. 

The route begins and ends in the parking lot at the Torridon Estate. A short warm up trail connects this location with the main car park for Beinn alligin along the Abhainn Coire Mhic Nobuil.

After completing the traverse of Beinn Allign, cross the bridge over Abhain Coire Mhic Nobuil. From here head straight ahead to ascend the steepest part of the western side of the Liathach massif to summit Sgorr a'Chadail (*This is via an off trail extremely steep mountainside scramble which is approximately 1.0 mile long with 1,730 feet of climbing). This summit has a trail which leads to Mullach an Rathain, the westernmost of the two Munros on the ridge of Liathach. From this summit head down the mountain via the main trail to meet up with the A896. Hang a right here and take the road through Torridon back to the start.