two Munros included in this long walk, with the option of a third if time
and stamina allow! The two peaks are Carn Eighe and Mam Sodhail, the highest
mountains north of the Great Glen, on the north of that prince of glens,
the car park at the end of the public road in Glen Affric, some 1.5 km
short of Affric Lodge. From the car park go west one km on the north side
of the loch then take the stalker's path north between Sgurr na Lapaich
and Am Meallan. Now take the path west, on the north side of the burn
coming down Gleann nam Fiadh. This leads to a series of small lochans
in Coire Mhic Fhearchair. Above the upper lochan gain the Garbh-bhealach,
the bealach between two tops of Carn Eighe's east ridge.
the ridge west, using a good stalker's path, crossing over three tops
in succession; Sron Garbh, Stob Coire Dhomhnuill and Stob a'Choire Dhomhain.
Carn Eighe is next, the highest point of the day at 1183m.
(If you are
feeling strong at this time and daylight allows, you may care to take
in a third Munro, Beinn Fhionnlaidh. Descend the north ridge of Carn Eighe,
pass over the top of Stob Coire Lochan, and gain the summit of Beinn Fhionnlaidh
in 2km. Retrace your steps to Carn Eighe.)
summit of Carn Eighe, descend its south-west ridge to a col, then up to
gain the large cairn at the summit of Mam Sodhail. Descent is initially
via the south-west ridge of Mam Sodhail to a col at 1086m, whence a path
down Coire Leachavie leads to the track on the north side of Loch Affric.
This is a right of way and takes you past Affric Lodge and so on to the