An Socach from Affric Lodge

18.0 miles, 1079 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 7h45m
An Socach is just about accessible from Affric Lodge, but you may want to consider a night or two in Alltbeithe Youth Hostel and pick up a couple of other Munros on the way. You can't park in Affric Lodge itself, but there is a carpark a mile or so to the East, walk from there to Affric Lodge and continue up Glen Affric past Loch Affric until you get to Allt Coire Ghaidheil. Turn right here to follow a path that takes you up alongside Allt Coire Ghaidheil, this takes you all the way to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil. Mam Sodhail is quite accessible from this bealach here as well, so there are a lot of combinations available for this range of mountains on the North side of Glen Affric. To reach An Socach however turn left, over the Eastern summit and you will then quickly reach the summit proper (4h30m).
To return by a different route, turn South and follow the ridge down, it will turn East, follow it East briefly but turn South again before reaching Allt Coire Ghaidheil to reach the path in this section of Glen Affric.
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