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Stob Coire Easain & Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin
Quick Facts
This is the summed total of all the climbing within a route and is a good indicator of the strenuousness of a route.
Total Ascent
1078 m

An estimate of the time taken based on a derivation of Naismiths rules. Our calculation is based on the horizontal and ascent components of a climb, we do not make a reduction for descent.

Registered users can customise these walking times by specifying their own walking and ascending speeds. They can also add a fixed time period for stoppages.

Route Time
5.5 hrs
The horizontal distance of the route.
Route Distance
16.08 km

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A brief summary of this route.

Our summary will always contain one of easy, moderate or hard to indicate the severity of the route.

Relatively easy route with little scrambling required but with some steep ascents. There is little exposure.

Here we provide the nearest town to the start of the route where you will find basic services.

We then give directions from that location to the route start. Your approach route may differ.

 Travel Information

Head to: Roy Bridge

From Roy Bridge (A86) travel E 7.5 km to minor public road on the right. Travel S 6km to Fersit on River Treig.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,078 metres. Allow 5.5 hours to complete this 16.08 km route.

In winter months please check the local snow conditions at sais.gov.uk.

The hillphones service can inform you of stalking activities in the area.

Usually the shortest way to climb the mountain, making best use of tracks and paths to gain altitude. Route navigation requires map reading skills and an ability to navigate with a compass.

The information given here will enable you to annotate your map and plan your route. We do not give anecdotal descriptions on where to find the paths, worn by the feet of previous mountaineers.

Where the access routes are few or the ridge is narrow, paths are generally obvious. On open ground, following paths without using your compass may get you lost in poor visibility.

 Route Information
Waypoint Detail
  Start from parking near north end of An Dubh Lochan on road to Fersit
  NN34887897 Distance
240 m
Ascend SW turning SSW to Creag Fhiaclach
NN34247794 Distance
1.29 km
455 m
Continue SSW to Meall Cian Dearg
NN33157589 Distance
2.38 km
775 m
Continue SSW to Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin
NN31667362 Distance
2.85 km
1105 m
Descend SSW to col (955m)
NN31247321 Distance
0.58 km
955 m
Ascend SW to Stob Coire Easain
NN30827304 Distance
0.54 km
1115 m
Return NE to 955m col
NN31247321 Distance
0.49 km
955 m
Descend NW into corrie and continue descend until clear of rocky slopes
NN30757427 Distance
1.19 km
640 m
Head NNE by Allt Laire to route of dismantled tramway
NN32767753 Distance
3.93 km
330 m
Follow tramway NE until An Dubh Lochan is in view
NN34487876 Distance
2.37 km
285 m
Descend NE to parking
  NN34887897 Distance
0.46 km
240 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

West Highlands
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West Highlands
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Aonach Beag
by Metcheck
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Rating & Reviews

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Written by Sarah Holroyd on 03 Jun 2011:
The return along the old tramway is a nice way to make it a circular route. It is, though, very muddy. And I had to lift my (very dirty!)German Shepherd cross over a fence and gate. Not easy!
Written by Scott Blair on 21 Sep 2008:
Just as a matter of interest, the return via the "dismantled tramway" is a complete boggy nightmare. And when it's not boggy it's overgrown with huge ferns. There are also a couple of dog-unfriendly stiles to negotiate, which would be a fankle if you're on your own, and don't have a willing helper to assist with the dug lifting operation. Oh, and there's a section where a bridge used to be that requires a bit of a wet slippery clamber to negotiate. And we missed the path down to the car park, so ended up down at the dam, and had to walk back. Apart from that, it's great. ;0)
Written by James Blair on 21 Mar 2005:
A steady plod across lower slopes, enlivened by a steep iced-up gully through defending crags. Once up on tops an enjoyable high level walk but in Feb 2005 deep deep snow. Return route used was not as recommended as snow slopes on descent to Coire Laire as looked distinctly unstable. Instead headed for Loch Treig!! A remote spot with a single deer / sheep track to follow above the loch; not to be recommended in wind / wet / snow as steep drops all the way into deep loch waters. Also 100ft crag guarding far end. An adventure!
Written by Oliver Philp on 22 Mar 2004:
Very pleasant couple of hills! Series of crags (including a fairly challenging, though optional, chimney) to the first summit, which is unspectacular. Then a brief descent and steep rise to second summit, which is much more dramatic. We walked this in winter conditions, squally showers of sleet, whiteout at times, but got some great clear spells on the tops, great views in all directions.
Disclaimer. The details provided above are an aid to planning an expedition, but all distances, altitudes and bearings must be considered approximate. You must navigate with the appropriate map, a compass, your navigation skills and common sense, MunroMagic.com accept no responsibility for your interpretation of our route information.
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