Hill: Beinn na Caillich
Date: Sunday 5th September 2010
Company: Myself, Bob and Adam

After three days of walking up Streap, Sgurr Coire Choinnichean and Beinn Bhuidhe my feet were sore. On Sunday morning, I wasn't keen to undertake another long walk in boots so I decided to walk Beinn na Caillich in trail shoes. I wasn't sure how this would work out as I have always walked in boots.

It worked out great.

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

From the Knoydart Foundation bunkhouse we set off for Inverie and then along the Mam Uidhe track. Once into the second forest we took the fork leading towards Folach.

Meall Coire an t-Searraich of Beinn an Caillich:

Beinn na Caillich:

We then followed the Gleann ne Guiserein as far as the bridge before Folach. After crossing the bridge we double-backed on the other side of the river before heading North-East towards Mam Li. The path to Mam Li passes some nice waterfalls.

Eas a'Chaorainn:

Looking towards Carn Dubh ridge and Mam Li bealach:

From a distance the Carn Dubh ridge looked really nice. It reminded me of An Ruadh Stac, near Achnashellach.

Carn Dubh ridge of Beinn na Caillich:

Adam ascending Beinn na Caillich:

On reaching the base of Carn Dubh, I headed directly for the base of the slabs. I then stuck to the slabs as much as possible during the ascent.

Adam and Bob ascending Carn Dubh slabs:

Ascent of Carn Dubh:

Looking across to Beinn Sgritheall and Arnisdale Corbetts:

It didn't take long to get from the base of Carn Dubh to the summit of Beinn na Caillich.

Bob sitting below summit cairn of Beinn na Caillich:

After a bite to eat at the summit, we descended to Creagan Dubh-Choire and then made our way downhill towards Folach.

Looking along wide ridge of Beinn na Caillich:

Ladhar Bheinn from Beinn na Caillich:

Once back on the track, we followed it back to Inverie. During the way out we passed two nice horses.

Shadowfax and Bob (Gandalf was in the Old Forge):

We had one drink at the Old Forge on the way back but went back there in the evening for a meal. Great food.

The Old Forge:

View from Inverie:

About to dine in the Old Forge:

Inverie and the Knoydart hills are great!