Thu, 07 Jul|
Glen Affric Wild Camping Trip 7/8/9 July, £120pp Min 4 People
Tackle three Munro's from Glen Affric with 2 nights wild camping.
Time & Location
07 Jul 2022, 09:00
Cannich, Cannich, Beauly IV4, UK
About the event
Meeting point Cannich. Cannich is a village at the southern end of Strathglass in the Highlands of
Scotland, about 26 miles west of the city of Inverness. It is at the furthest point of the A831 that loops
around the Aird from Beauly to Drumnadrochit.
After our introductions and last checks of kit we will drive to the car park at the head of Glen Affric.
From here we will start our walk along the south shore of Loch Affric. This passes along a section of
the Kintail/Glen Affric Way, an area devasted in the mid to late 20 th century by over foresting for non-
native timbers following WWII. This area was one of the largest remaining sections of ancient
Caledonian Pinewoods and is now part of a Europe-wide rewilding scheme to regenerate vast areas
of natural woodland.
Our walk takes us around 15km west towards Alltbeith where we find the most remote Hostelling
Scotland hostel (previously SYHA) which is totally off grid. The hostel has running water and flush
toilets however and these can be used by non-residents for a small fee or donation at the discretion of
the hostel warden. Our wild camp will be in the surrounding area of (but not to close) to our wild
camp spot and near the starting point of our second days walk.
We can run over the maps and the route we’ll be taking while making dinner, an early night is a must
as it’s a long day in the hills.
The second days walk is around 20km with a total of 1500m of ascent taking in a circuit of three
remote Munros. We will start by heading North behind the Alltbeith hostel. Once we reach the
bealach we will make our way east to the first Munro of the day An Socach at 921m. We’ll retrace our
steps back to the bealach and head north west towards Carn na Con Dhu then north east to the
second Munro of the day Mullach na Dheiragain 982m. Dheiragain looks a long way off from here.
We will retrace our steps south west for about 4km until we reach our final and highest Munro of the
day, Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan, 1151m. It’s all downhill for the last stretch, around 5km back to the
tents and hopefully you remembered to bring a celebratory drink, it will have been well earned.
The next morning, we can hopefully have a longer lie in. Weather permitting, we can run through our
experience the day before and what we learned or enjoyed from this. Plan to leave the wild camp
spot around 10am at the latest and make our way back to the cars and part ways from the Glen Affric
Price per person.
Minimum 4 people.£120.00+£3.00 service fee