Hill Walking Guide

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A walker's car park can be found immediately on the right at the entrance to the estate from the main road. There you will find a map of the estate with a selection of walks marked on it. The walks range from a few hours to a full day's trip. The routes over the Munros are only recommended for those with a high level of fitness and a reasonable level of mountain skills.

Walking in the Highlands is a wonderful experience, but it can also be dangerous for the unprepared. The weather can change very quickly and much of the estate is isolated. Mobile phones do not work inland, so please don't rely on them in case of emergencies.

Remember-

  • Always tell somebody where you are going and when you expect to be back.
  • If you plan to be away overnight, please leave a note visible in your vehicle.
  • Be prepared, always carry warm and waterproof clothing, whatever the weather forecast says
  • Carry energy foods like nuts and chocolate to sustain you
  • Always carry a map and compass
  • Don't push yourself too hard, enjoy the walk!!

The old Stalkers House at Beinn Dronaig, GR (014389) has been renovated and is open all year to act as a refuge and overnight shelter for passing walkers. There are also mountain Bothies at Bearneas, GR (021431) and Maol-Bhuidhe, GR (053359).

Whilst stalking can take place from July through to mid October, it starts in earnest from the third week in September until about 15 October. During this period, we would ask walkers to keep off the high ground but if they are going to climb the Munros it is appreciated if they can call the stalker to allow him to plan the day. This does not affect walking on the hill road and around forestry.

Should you wish to go beyond this, please contact the stalker for advice.

Contact Number Tom Watson, Stalker, 01520 722308

Available Walks

All grid references on these walks relate to the OS Map-Glen Carron, Sheet 25, 1:50 000.