Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Torridon

Walking hours: 4h
Photo moments: 1h
Distance: 14km
Altitude: 500m ascent, 500m descent

Normally this would be a two-day hiking trip. Our plan was to camp at Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. And then the plan was to climb the Munros “Ruad-Stac Mor” and “Spidean Coire Nan Clach”. But there was so much wind at the lake that it was not possible to camp there. We’ll certainly come back to Torridon! Torridon is a beautiful place to hike.  Next time we’ll make here a longer hike. So because of the bad weather, we walked a day hike to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchar and then we walked back to the car park. We took the same path back.

The hike starts at a small car park. There is a place for about 8 cars. We followed a clear path to the valley between Beinn Eighe and Stuc A’ Choire Dhuibh Bhig along the river Allt A’Choire Dhuibh Mhoir. The first two kilometres are the steepest, we climbed already 200 meters.  After about 4 kilometres there is a large cairn. Here, the path splits in two directions. Here we take the right path to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. The other path goes to Lochan A’ Choire Dhuibh and Loch Grobaig. From here we need to climb 200 meters to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair.

It’s an easy climb to the loch, the path is easy to follow. Just before we approach the loch there are some stairs made of large stones. We found them annoying to walk over it.

When we are at the loch, I want to make some long exposure shots but there is just too much the wind. The tripod is not stable enough to hold my camera steady. And it’s also raining so I can’t use my Lee filters. Now we understand why the hikers wished us luck when we told them that we wanted to camp at the lake. I try to make a panorama of the lake without raindrops on my lens. That’s no simple task, but after a while, I manage to make one. Now we can walk back to the car park by the same way.

Here you can find the gps track.

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