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Tom a' Choinich & Toll Creagach
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
1196 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
16.11 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.

Easy route mostly on paths.

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: Drumnadrochit

From Drumnadrochit (A82) travel W on A831 to Cannich. Follow the minor road SW to Glen Affric and along the shores of Loch Beinn a' Mheadhion. Park at the bridge over Abhainn nam Fiadh, 1.5km before W end of Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin.

Route Waypoint Map

The total ascent is 1,196 metres. Allow 5.5 hours to complete this 16.11 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 by bridge 1.5km form head of Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin
  NH21562421 Distance
235 m
Ascend path by Abhainn Gleann nam Fiadh.
NH19522594 Distance
3.21 km
405 m
Continue WNW to second junction of paths
NH18382603 Distance
1.23 km
465 m
Go right, NNW, on path by Allt Toll Easa
NH18022657 Distance
0.81 km
665 m
Bear W onto ridge
NH17252645 Distance
0.80 km
869 m
Ascend NW to Tom a' Choinich
NH16392731 Distance
1.20 km
1112 m
Descend ENE to Bealach Toll Easa
NH17252754 Distance
0.92 km
864 m
Ascend E to minor top (951m)
NH17752754 Distance
0.51 km
951 m
Continue ENE to Toll Creagach
NH19442828 Distance
1.84 km
1053 m
Descend S to rejoin path
NH19522594 Distance
2.38 km
405 m
Descend E then S to return to start
  NH21562421 Distance
3.20 km
235 m

A selection of weather forecasts local to this route.

North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Images of Tom a' Choinich & Toll Creagach
Route Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from the route start.
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
28.4 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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Rating & Reviews

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Written by Craig Dunderdale on 14 Jun 2007:
Climb all 5 in one day get the Ferry boat service from Benula Lodge along Loch Mullardoch 01456 415347 climbing from the North side this would save a massive amount of walking! Alternatively from the South side it takes 10hrs 2750 ascent from the obvious path up the Gleann nam Fiadh, turn North at the cairn up the Allt toll Ease. East to Toll Creagach then west along the long ridge, climb Fhionnlaidh and then contour at 1050m around Carn Eige to Mam Sodhail.
Written by Chris Bowles on 26 Jan 2006:
I think this and its neighbour Toll Creagach are great hills that give a great sense of remoteness even though the approach to them does not take overly long. The approach through Gleann nam Fiadh is particularly good with a view of Tom a' Choinich throughout. The route isn't too long, taking about 4hrs 30. Particularly fine views of Carn Eighe and the Mullardoch hills can be had on a good day from the summit of Tom a' Choinich.
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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