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An Riabhachan

An Riabhachan, Beauly IV4 7LH, UK

Hill Walking

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An Riabhachan


An Riabhachan is a mountain in the Skye & Lochalsh area of the Scottish Highlands. It is situated in the Northwest Highlands, about 35 kilometres east of the Kyle of Lochalsh and has an elevation of 1,129 metres.

In a very remote corner of the Scottish Highlands lie the famous Loch Mullardoch Munros which, when walked together, create a spectacular and challenging ridge walk. An Riabhachan is one of the summits on this long walk of approximately 29 kilometres. The paths throughout are either very narrow or virtually invisible, so a good understanding of the route and access to a map and compass is essential. Start this walk at Mullardoch Dam.

Due to its remoteness and the sheer scale of this hike, the views are spectacular throughout.

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.