walk required for this Corbett and its neighbouring Corbett, Beinn Dearg
Bheag, might well be broken by an overnight stay, either in the popular
bothy at Shenavall, or perhaps by camping. Though lower in height, the
two peaks make a very fine counterpoint to An Teallach, which they face
across Loch na Sealga.
is from Corrie Hallie on the A832, one of the "Destitution Roads" built
to provide starving crofters with some income in the mid 19th century
when the potato crops were ruined by disease. There is a car park some
4km south of Dundonnell, at 114850.
car park take the track south for about 3km to a point west of Loch Coire
Chaorachain, on the bare, exposed moorland. A path goes off to the right,
contouring under the southerly spur of An Teallach, before dropping down
to the bothy at Shenavall.
bothy, wade across the Abhainn Strath na Sealga, splash over some boggy
moorland, then wade across the Abhainn Gleann na Muice to reach Larachantivore.
As you may have guessed by now, so far it's a pretty wet walk! Don't take
any risks if the burns appear in spate - come back another day.
take the path south for a wee bit before striking SW up the steep hillside.
This leads to a hanging coire to the SE of the summit. Continue NW up
the centre of the coire, to reach the summit of Beinn Dearg Mor to the
remain along the joining ridge. Descend SW then bend NW along the ridge.
This lines the super wee hanging coire of Toll an Lochain, complete with
its lochan. From the second summit, and Corbett of the day, a decision
has to be made as to the return route.
If the burns
are not too high, a little effort may be saved by returning to the col
then carefully descending the steep slope on the NE side of the col at
the head of Toll an Lochain. This leads to the SE end of Loch na Sealga,
where several burns have to be crossed to reach the path leading to Shenavall
and the way home to Corrie Hallie.