Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe

Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe is a Corbett at the west end of the 9 kilometre long Druim Chosaidh ridge – a superb ridgeline rising high above the west end of Loch Cuaich (Quoich) on the eastern edge of Knoydart. The Druim Chosaidh ridge has top after top; Meall an Spardain in the east, Sgurr Airigh na Beinne in the centre, and then the far east and east tops of Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe before the highest summit of Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe itself.

Table of Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe details

DoBIHIDMountainHeightClassificationFull ClassImage 1Image 2Image 3
742Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe913m/2996ftCorbettCorbett/Marilyn/SimmContext ImageDetail ImageSummit Image
6375Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe East Top876m/2875ftSimmSimmContext ImageDetail ImageSummit Image
6376Sgurr a' Choire-bheithe Far East Top858m/2815ftSub-SimmSub-SimmContext ImageDetail Image

The ridge is exceptionally rough and rugged comprising of highly deformed metamorphic rocks. It is full of character and highly recommended. Beware the crossing of the Abhainn Chosaidh river below the east end of the ridge. It was an inviting trickle when I visited in dry weather, but can be dangerous and impassable in spate.

Interactive map of Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe and photos

Important note: Routes on this map are provided as an indication only in good faith. They are approximate and indicative and should not be relied on for navigation or as a guarantee that any specific person will be capable of completing them. Hill information adapted from The Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH) under CC BY 4.0

The west north west ridge of Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe fom Barrisdale is probably the easiest route to the summit and looks like a pleasant straight forward line. The southern slopes of Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe above the Mam Unndalain pass between Barrisdale and Loch Cuaich are steep and craggy but negotiable with care.

Sgurr a’ Choire-bheithe Photo Gallery – A selection of my best images illustrating the mountain


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