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The Highlands

Kintail & Morvich

Exceptional and remote mountain scenery with lochs, glens and the magnificent ridge of the Five Sisters

Things to do

Self-guided tours

The best place to begin exploring the wilderness is at the Ranger Office at Morvich Farm, just off the A87, which has an information board.

Seek out Cill Fhearchair, a 2,000-year-old standing stone and burial ground, close to the site of the Battle of Glen Shiel. This battle was fought between the Jacobites and government soldiers on 10 June 1719, and ended in a government victory.

Guided tours

National Trust for Scotland rangers offer a guided walk over the Five Sisters. Please contact us for further details.


We welcome school visits at Kintail. For more information, please see our Learning pages.


For those that enjoy hill walking, beautiful landscapes and getting away from it all, Kintail is a paradise. The Five Sisters of Kintail is one of the finest hill walks in the Highlands, but is a very challenging day out suitable only for fit, experienced and suitably equipped walkers. 

For those that prefer something less strenuous, there are low-level walks up Gleann Lichd and at Innis a’Chrotha that are suitable for families. A ramble along Kintail’s coastline offers the chance to spot seals, porpoises and elusive otters, whilst the history of the area can be explored in Gleann Lichd, where the remains of pre-Clearance settlements are visible.

There are two magnificent cross-country routes into Glen Affric from Morvich, which can be linked as a circular route around Beinn Fhada, with the option to do it as one long, 18-mile day or over two days, overnighting at the Glen Affric Youth Hostel. For those keen on extreme mountain biking, this route has also been gaining in popularity in recent years.

If long distance routes are your thing, then the 44-mile Affric–Kintail Way from Drumnadrochit to Morvich is amongst Scotland’s finest.

Outdoor activities

If you would like to see these landscapes from a different perspective, why not give sea kayaking a go with our rangers? No experience is necessary, and our taster days provide a fun family day out.