For­can Ridge Route 5

High drama and grand views in the pointi­est part of Scot­land

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K in­tail, in the east­ern Scot­tish High­lands, is a pop­u­lar hill­walk­ing des­ti­na­tion for its long ridge walks and dra­matic land­scape. The gate­way to the Isle of Skye, it doesn’t fail to de­liver in match­ing its fa­mous neigh­bour. There are multi-day walks here, as well ex­cit­ing and dra­matic scram­bles on of­fer. For­can Ridge is renowned as a great scram­ble, and hands and feet will be en­gaged through­out most of your as­cent to The Sad­dle. Sgurr na Sgine, although not as spec­tac­u­lar, is an im­pres­sive sum­mit to bag, over­look­ing For­can Ridge and the South Glen Shiel Ridge, with views across to the Cuillin on Skye. Un­der the cover of win­ter, this makes for a great moun­taineer­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and a very phys­i­cal chal­lenge for any­one wish­ing to cut their teeth on their first win­ter ridge scram­ble.

The mass of Sgurr na Sgine looms, with the sum­mit to the left.

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