Hill Walking Guide
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.
- 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.
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 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
All grid references on these walks relate to the OS Map-Glen Carron, Sheet 25, 1:50 000.
** Please note that from 6am Tuesday 11th July 2017 until 8pm Monday 17th July 2017 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 15th July 2017. 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.