A' Chràlaig

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A' Chralaig
Ross-shire, Inverness-shire
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A'Chralaig from Aonach Meadhoin
Range: Glen Shiel Hills
Summit: 3,675 feet NH094148
57°11’3"N, 5°9’19"W

A' Chràlaig is a mountain amongst the Glen Shiel Hills, the region packed with high mountains where Ross-shire and Inverness-shire meet, near the west coast. A' Chràlaig is on the border of both shires.

The mountain reaches a height of 3,675 feet at its summit, and so it qualifies as a Munro. It is found north of Loch Cluanie and south of Glen Affric. It is the highest peak along Glen Shiel and can be easily climbed from the Cluanie Inn on the A87. The eastern slopes of the mountain, are owned by the Forestry Commission and are part of the Kintail National Scenic Area.

Despite being the highest peak on the ridge, it is considered less interesting than the route over Stob Coire na Cràlaig to the nearby Mullach Fraoch-choire.[1] These two peaks may be combined with the neighbouring peaks of Sgurr nan Conbhairean and Sail Chaorainn to make the so-called "Cluanie Horseshoe", although no path connects A' Chràlaig with the peaks to the east.[2]


Munros in SMC Area SMC Section 11 - Glen Affric and Kintail

A' ChràlaigA' Ghlas-bheinnAn SocachAonach MeadhoinBeinn FhionnlaidhBen AttowCarn EigeCarn GhluasaidCiste DhubhMam SodhailMullach Fraoch-choireMullach na DheiragainSail ChaorainnSaileagSgùrr a' Bhealaich DheirgSgùrr FhuaranSgùrr na CàrnachSgùrr na Ciste DuibheSgùrr nan CeathramhnanSgùrr nan ConbhaireanToll CreagachTom a' Choinich