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Sgorr Dhearg and Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a' Bheither) from South

7.7 miles, 1242 metres of ascent
Estimated time: 4h45m
The whole traverse of Beinn a' Bheither makes for a fine ridge walk from Ballachulish, but there is some scrambling on the Eastern side of Sgorr Dhearg. This route takes in the central section of the ridge and the two Munros but avoiding the scrambling involved.
Starting from the marked carpark in South Ballachulish, follow the forest road as it heads South up through Gleann a' Chaolais. Follow this track up as far as 042571 to the first zig-zag, turn right off the main track to gain access to another track higher up the hillside, turn right and follow this until you reach the bridge at 037567. There is a clear path marked here that makes it's way through the remainder of the forest, on emerging out of the forest continue up to the ridge. This area is very open, but if in poor visibility turn to head Eastwards, follow the line of steepest ascent and you will reach the summit of Sgorr Dhonuill (2h45m).
Continue to head Eastwards along the ridge, down to the col at 757m, and then up the other side to reach the trigpoint marking the summit of Sgorr Dhearg (3h30m).
If you want to return to South Ballachulish, the easiest way down is to return to the col at 757m and then turning North to follow a clear path down. Continue to follow the path as it enters the forest and makes it way to one of the forest tracks, turn left at the forest track, and when you reach the crossroads, continue straight over, this branch brings you back out at where you started from.
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