Moruisg and Sgurr nan Ceannaichean are two hills just over the magic munro altitude of 3000 ft, 915m - indeed, Sgurr nan Ceannaichean is the final entry on the list of munros by height. They overlook Glen Carron in the North-West Highlands of Scotland and, like other lines of hills in the area, the terrain gets more interesting as you walk from east to west!
After a bit of a trudge up to Moruisg, the later section of the hiking route was superb, descending into the little glen of Coire Toll nam Bian with its waterfalls and woodland.
- I'll remember most the views of the distant mountains from the summits
- The best bit was the walk back through the glen in warm sunshine
- The worst bit was being attacked by swarms of midges
- A word of warning is to remember the midge repellent - or a mosquito head net - when walking in the summer months.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
|Location||Glen Carron, North-West Highlands|
|Date walked||8 August 2008|
|Walk type||High hills and mountain hikes|
|Difficulty||Requires stamina and suitable footwear|
|Distance||7 miles / 11km|
|Time taken||6 hrs|
|Map used||OS Landranger 1:50,000 map sheet 25 - Glen Carron and Glen Affric|
|Walk source info||Munro book|
|Getting there||By car via Inverness|
|Places to stay||In Dingwall, Strathpeffer, Kyle of Lochalsh etc|