If you want to bag a Munro – or three – then head for the Five Sisters of Kintail. This magnificent mountain ridge incorporates five distinct peaks, three of which are Munros. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but make the effort and you’ll be rewarded with stunning scenery. Take the Ranger-led Five Sisters of Kintail guided walk and you’ll learn about the mountain plants and wildlife along the way.
The Rangers offer several other guided walks to suit all abilities throughout the summer, including a mid-level walk to the Falls of Glomach, a 113-metre (370-feet) single-drop waterfall high in the mountains. Of course, you’re also free to wander the hills and glens of Kintail without a guide – look out for red deer, golden eagles and ptarmigan as you explore.
For a more adventurous experience, why not try sea kayaking? The Rangers run several courses and trips suitable for beginners to the more advanced, which are a great way to explore the scenic coastal areas.
If history is more your thing, visit the site of the 1719 Battle of Glen Shiel. The battlefield is a Scheduled Ancient Monument because of the remains of the Jacobites’ fortifications, barricades and possible graves that you can still see there. Nearby you can also see the Cill Fhearchair standing stone and burial ground.
Did you know?
Kintail has six Munros (mountains over 3,000ft/914m) and three of these are on the famous Five Sisters ridge which forms the south side of Gleann Lichd