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A’ Chràlaig

Inverness, Highland

Hill Walking

  • Terrain


a-chralaig mountain scotland


A' Chràlaig is a Scottish mountain which is found along Glen Shiel, south of Glen Affric with an elevation of 1,120 metres it is the highest peak of the ridge.

Atfer driving east down the loch the route starts at a layby on the south side of the A87 and then leads you up a stalkers path which winds its way easily up the slope. After a lengthy climb you reach Coire a' Chait near the steep short grass slopes of A' Chràlaig's south east ridge. A ridge walk follows then onto the mountains spine and up to the summit. The return is an easy downhill walk back to the road.

Before you go

  • This is a wild and remote place so make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.

    This means wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear for the the conditions, having a compass, map of the area and the knowledge to use these.

    You should also take some food, plenty of water, a first aid kit with an emergency whistle, a head torch and a mobile phone. You should also have spare warm and waterproof clothing with you and a survival bag should you need to await rescue for an emergency situation on the mountain.

    Always tell someone details of your route and give an indication of the time you should be expected back.