Hillwalking Forcan Ridge, Kintail
Forcan Ridge - a well known ridge located near Shiel Bridge
and is completed by the Saddle above Loch Duich in Kintail, Kyle of Lochalsh
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Hillwalking, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.
Hillwalking Forcan Ridge, Kintail - Scottish Walks.
|Length: 6 mile||Duration: 3 Hours.|
As many a mountaineer or climber will tell you, the Forcan Ridge, in Kintail is a difficult yet favourite ascent of the bravehearted. Today was my last day for a walk in this area and I chose the route up to the Forcan Ridge and the Saddle.
Leaving from the Shiel Bridge campsite the path is easily visible as it quickly and obviously rises before you and after five minutes you find yourself looking down on Loch Duich.
The path then turns away from the loch for the main trek. Shortly you pass over a small bridge and your route turns into open countryside.
The Forcan Ridge can be seen as early as this though the Saddle 1010 is hidden by Sgurr na Creige. On your left you will find A’ Mhuing, a smaller ridge worth exploring for views of Loch Duich but it can be somewhat boggy and its high point being Biod an Fhithich 644.
To the right the Sgurr Mhic Bharraich 779, with its twin peaks, covers most of your journey until the path separates with the main track leading to a boggy ending under Sgurr na Creige and the other swinging west and eventually returning via Glen More and Shiel Bridge but giving great views of the coire at the Saddle.