Of the three
giants of Torridon, Beinn Alligin is perhaps the most approachable as
regards walking its ridges. It lies above the head of Loch Torridon and
is started from the car park on the west side of the bridge over the Abhainn
Coire Mhic Nobuil.
bridge and take the stalker's path up the east bank of the burn. About
1.85km up the track a bridge is crossed and the path strikes up the moor
towards the Bealach a'Chomhla. Leave this path higher up to take to the
south east ridge of Na Rathanan, the Horns of Alligin. The ridge is rocky,
with three Horns. In places these are exposed but the scrambling is easy
and a calm approach will work wonders!
westmost end drop down to the col at 757m. The narrow ridge ahead leads
up to the first, and highest, Munro of the day, Sgurr Mhor (986m). Continue
west, with impressive drops down the east flank. A superb gash in the
hill will be crossed just after leaving the summit - the Eag Dhubh, the
black cleft. The ridge continues down to the col at 766m, before climbing
up the now narrower rocky crest to gain the second Munro, Tom na Gruagaich
(922m). The drops to the east are still thought provoking, especially
as the cairn is above the edge of the cliffs.
west to the col above Coir' nan Laogh and carefully descend by the eroded
path on the east side of the burn. Exit this narrow and hemmed in coire
and take the path SSW across the moor to regain the starting point at
the car park.