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The Corbetts are the mountains in Scotland between 2500 and 3000 feet high, with at least 500 feet of descent on all sides.
We are offering some fantastic 1-day walking adventures. Ideal for those wanting to get out into the hills around Ullapool and further afield with a qualified mountain leader providing a safe and fun day out.
Included is transport from Ullapool with meeting at the Royal Hotel Ullapool car park. We offer another meeting point at the start of the walk for most walks. A lot of our walks are linear and two vehicles are a must with two drivers. We offer this and this is planned into our pricing.
Assynt in the far North West of Scotland is literally jaw-dropping, the landscape is so outstanding and other wordly that you’d think you’d travelled to another planet.
One of the highest peaks in Assynt, Cul Mor’s rocky summit is a window both to beautiful views and to the history of how the surrounding landscape was formed. Cul Mor, meaning ‘big back’, rises up from Knockan Crag to the east to overlook Loch Sionascaig and the neighbouring peak Stac Pollaidh to the west.
Despite its higher altitude, it is less well known than two of its other neighbours, Suilven and Stac Pollaidh, but being higher, it commands views over these and other neighbours as well as extensive stunning views out to the Summer Isles.
Walk details: 8 miles, 13 km – Ascent 670 m, Descent 670 m – Walking time 5 h
Quinag is an 808 m high mountain range in Sutherland with just a 45-minute stunning car journey north from Ullapool.
It’s not a single mountain but a dramatic range of peaks called Sàil Gharbh, Sàil Ghorm, and Spidean Coinich in Scottish Gaelic. This translates to the rough heel, the blue heel and the mossy peak. Owned and looked after by the John Muir Trust.
Quinag is unusual in offering the general walker no fewer than three separate mountains over 2,500ft (Corbetts) a tour of all the summits is a fairly major undertaking. This means that this is no easy day out if you tackle all three. This is why we only take two mountains into our route for the day to make it more achievable for most.
Your effort will be well rewarded with breathtaking views over Loch Assynt to the south, Conival and Ben More Assynt to the south-east and Loch a’Chàirn Bhàin.
Walk details: 7.5 miles, 12 km – Ascent 800 m, Descent 800 m – Walking time 5 – 6 h
An outlier of the Beinn Dearg group, Beinn Enaiglair is prominent in the view from Ullapool harbour. The peak provides excellent views from its summit.
The mountain is classed at a Corbett, with a height of 889 m and gives one of the most outstanding views in the west.
Beinn Enaiglair is overlooking Beinn Dearg, An Teallach, the Fisherfields, Fannichs and all the way to giants of the north in Assynt.
We walk this Corbett on a through route starting at Loch Droma, via the summit, passing some stone circles before finishing at Lael Forest Garden.
Walk details: 8.5 miles, 13.5 km – Ascent 650 m, Descent 870 m – Walking time 5 h
Braebag and the Bones Caves
This walk offers much variety and makes for a moderately challenging and exciting day out for those looking for a bit of adventure.
We begin by taking the path towards the dramatic bone caves which sit high up in an impressive limestone valley. There are 4 main caves where several species of animal bones were discovered over a century ago, including lynx, wild cat, arctic fox and polar bear!
After exploring the caves we continue our walk over varied terrain eventually gaining steep ground onto the summit top of Breabeg, which opens up to wonderful views of the mountains of Conival and Ben more Assynt whilst Canisp and Suilven can be seen in the other direction.
Our descent once again allows us lovely views of the mountains and valleys before we eventually rejoin the path back to our start point.
A super day out!
Walk details: 8.5 miles, 13.75 km – Ascent 650 m, Descent 650 m – Walking time 4.5 h
Cul Beag is a Corbett standing at 769 metres high and sits within the Inverpolly nature reserve approximately 15 kilometres north of Ullapool.
It is a characterful mountain with stunning views. Our ascent follows a stalkers path taking us past lochan fada before heading up fairly steep heathery slopes to reach Lochan Uaine which sits on the bealach (saddle) before the final steep approach to the summit cairn where the views of the surrounding mountains and landscape are magnificent.
We descend the same way and if time allows on our drive back to Ullapool, we offer a short visit to the nearby Knockan crags interpretation hut describing the fascinating geology of the area.
A wonderful day out on a fantastic hill which is less climbed than it’s neighbouring hills.
Walk details: 6.5 miles, 10.5 km – Ascent 730 m, Descent 730 m – Walking time 5 h
Canisp, a fine cone-shaped Corbett
Canisp is a fine cone-shaped Corbett standing at an impressive 847metres high. We have a steady approach on the ascent with varied terrain underfoot.
Further up the hill, the terrain is stonier but easily manageable. On gaining height, stunning views come into view of the surrounding unusual shaped mountains and lochan spattered landscape, but perhaps most impressive is the magnificent suilven.
It’s hard to take your eyes away from the view of this impressive and iconic mountain. After reaching the summit, the return route is similar to the outward route.
All in all a fine day out in the beautiful north-west
Walk details: 7.5 miles, 12 km – Ascent 710 m, Descent 710 m – Walking time 5 – 6 h
This magnificent mountain has three spectacular summits which are classed as corbetts (Scottish mountains between 2500 and 3000 feet).
It sits In the beautiful northwest landscape of Assynt. The ascent of its three peaks is classed as one of the finest hill walks in Scotland with dramatic ridges and fantastic views. It is a reasonably challenging day with steep ascents and some easy scrambling and is a must for every keen hill Walker.
The sense of achievement, interesting and varied terrain and super views all makes for a fantastic day out.
Walk details: 8.5 miles, 14 km – Ascent 1130 m, Descent 1130 m – Walking time 7.5 – 8.5 h
Corbetts around Ullapool
We take full payment for the ‘Corbetts around Ullapool’ days at the time of booking. All payments will be 100 % refundable until 24 hours before the walk starts. This should give you enough flexibility regarding COVID-19.
All Corbetts around Ullapool can be offered as a private departure. We can tailor-make you any day walk you prefer within a 1h 30 min drive from Ullapool. This includes Torridon, Dundonnell, Gairloch, Assynt and parts of Sutherland.
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Adults (16+) – From GBP 35 pp
Children (7 – 15) – From GBP 25 pp
Concession (65+) – From GBP 25 pp
Family Ticket 2 Adults 2 Children – GBP 110
All McKenzie Mountaineering – Guided Walking Adventure walks and courses are limited to 7 places, to give you a great experience and to minimise our impact on the environment.