Hill Walking Guide

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A walkers' 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!!

 

Ben Dronaig Bothy

This is a free facility for walkers maintained by the estate. 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.

Three of us recently visited your beautiful estate on Mayday weekend by way of a bothy tour to Bearnais, Maol Bhuidhe and Beinn Dronaig Lodge Bothy. We had a mixed bag of weather over the three days with glorious sunshine competing with wind and rain. We were so glad of Beinn Dronaig Bothy with the great supply of wood left by the estate which enabled us to dry our kit out before walking out. Many thanks for making this available. As we are responsible walkers/bothy goers, we don’t take it for granted.
— Joyce Low, Keir Gordon, John MacDonald (NCR Climbing and Hillwalking Club, Dundee)

There are also mountain Bothies at Bearneas, GR (021431) and Maol-Bhuidhe, GR (053359).

* Please Note:

Ben Dronaig Bothy - Temporary Closure

Both Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Scottish Government have over the last few years taken a keen interest in deer numbers and the need to ensure the health and welfare of the deer population, as well as the environment in which they live. To that end, each estate has an agreed culling target that must be adhered to.

In order for us to meet our 2017 culling target we have decided to temporarily close Ben Dronaig Bothy from 20th September until 20th October 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Lochalsh Deer Management Group

http://lochalshdmg.deer-management.co.uk

 


Stalking

Whilst stalking can take place from July through to mid October, it starts in earnest from the third week in September until about 20th 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 the forestry.

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

Contact Number Thomas Watson, Stalker, 01520 722308

Available Walks

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

** Please note that from 6am Tuesday 17th July 2018 until 8pm Monday 23th July 2018 the walkers carpark will be closed. This is to facilitate the Lochcarron Highland Games Association who use the area in preparation for the games on Saturday 21st July 2018. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you but it is necessary to have that area available to the team setting up the ground.