Walking and Climbing from Broomview

Munros, Corbetts, Grahams. Also fine coastal walks. Ideal base.

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David & Sue Parker, Broomview B&B,
Ardcharnich, Loch Broom, Near Ullapool, Wester Ross, IV23 2RQ
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Broomview B&B near Ullapool

View overlooking Loch Broom towards Ullapool from Broomview Cottage B&B

Broomview Cottage has very easy access to some spectacular mountains, whether they are Munros, Corbetts, Grahams or mere hills. The Fannaichs, Sgurr Mhor, Beinn Dearg, the great An Teallach for the more adventurous mountaineer, as well as Stac Pollaidh for those who want a well trodden path to a spectacular view on the summit out to the Summer Isles. More details about these and the other mountains below.

There are also numerous low level pathways and routes around Ullapool providing 3 to 7 km walks through forest and glen or along the coastline passing through Leckmelm, Inverlael, Cuileg Gorge, Rhue Lighthouse, Ullapool Hill, or the Postie's Path (take great care with this walk - there is a gully across the path, often overgrown with heather near the west end!).

Fine inland and coastal walks with great views - this is the Postie's Path near Ullapool - although not a difficult walk, care is required (see text)

We provide comfy and welcoming accommodation, including a guest lounge, to weary walkers as well as evening meals on request, hearty breakfasts and packed lunches. An ideal "basecamp" for your mountaineering expeditions!

We provide maps, guidebooks and personal experience of many of these walks to ensure our guests have the best information to suit their objectives.

Beinn Dearg

Beinn Dearg

Lying only a few miles to the east and south east of Broomview are the following Munros:

  1. Seana Bhraigh
  2. Eididh nan Clach Geala
  3. Meall nan Ceapraichean
  4. Cona' Mheall
  5. Beinn Dearg [Ullapool]
  6. Am Faochagach
An Teallach from Loch Droma

An Teallach from Loch Droma

2, 3, 4 and 5 are all accessible as a group via Inverlael, which is only about 2 miles from Broomview. 1 is also accessible from Inverlael. 6 is accessible from the west end of Loch Glascarnoch, about 13 miles from Broomview.

In roughly the same area there is the Corbett, Beinn Enaiglair, and the Grahams, Meall Doire Faid and Meall Dubh.

Loch Droma

Loch Droma

Heading a bit further east along the A835, are the entrances to Strathvaich and Strathrannoch, about 20-22 miles from Broomview, which form the main access for the Corbett, Beinn a' Chaisteil [Strath Vaich], and the Grahams, Meall a' Chaorainn [Easter Ross] and Carn Loch nan Amhaichean.

Just a little further is one of the main routes up the Munro, Ben Wyvis, and its Corbett partner, Tom na Caillich (Little Wyvis).

Sgurr Mor

Sgurr Mor

A major group of Munros lie to the south of the A835 and A832 - collectively known as the Fannaichs, namely:

  • Meall a' Chrasgaidh
  • A' Chailleach [Fannaich region]
  • Sgurr Breac
  • Sgurr nan Clach Geala
  • Sgurr nan Each
  • Sgurr Mor [Loch Fannaich]
  • Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich
  • Meall Gorm
  • An Coileachan

A route taking in all the Fannaichs is shown here.

Snow on the Fannichs

Snow on the Fannichs

There is also a Corbett, Beinn Liath Mhor a' Ghiubhais Li, between the main road and the Fannaich group.

Heading along the A832 towards Gairloch, about 11 miles from Broomview, the track by Loch a'Bhraoin gives access to the Grahams, Beinn Bheag and Groban, and the Corbett, Creag Rainich, plus the western end of the aformentioned Fannaichs.

An Teallach

Cul Mor and Stac Polly (behind) from Knockan Crag

A bit further along this road is Dundonnel, just 21 miles from Broomview, famously overlooked by An Teallach which consists of two Munro peaks, Bidean a' Ghlas Thuill and Sgurr Fiona. Beyond that there are the famous Fisherfield Forest mountains, too many to list here.

A bit further along Little Loch Broom is the Corbett, Sail Mhor.

Between the Loch Brooms, and accessible via Dundonnel, there is the isolated Graham, Beinn Ghobhlach.

Ben More Coigach seen from Shearwater Cruise

Ben More Coigach seen from Shearwater Cruise

To the north of Ullapool lie the extraordinary mountains of the Inverpolly Forest. Although none are Munros, these are truly exceptional mountains. Three are Corbetts, namely, Cul Mor, Cul Beag, and Canisp, and there are five Grahams, namely, Ben Mor Coigach, Sgurr an Fhidhleir, Beinn an Eoin, Stac Pollaidh, and the famous Suilven (Caisteal Liath).

Summit of Suilven

Summit of Suilven

Just to the north and east of the Inverpolly Forest, is the famous Munro, Ben More Assynt and its partner Conival. These are typically accessed from Inchnadamph, 28 miles from Broomview, or via Loch Ailsh, a slightly shorter distance from Broomview.

The Corbett, Breabag, lies just before these two Munros.

Inverpolly Forest with Achnahaird Beach in the foreground

The Inverpolly Forest mountains with Achnahaird Beach in the foreground

These represent the Munros, Grahams and Corbetts, access to which are within about 30 miles' drive from us. Many more are easily reachable. We recommend detailed information on mountains in the area can be best accessed via Walk Highlands and the Ullapool Hill Walking Club.