Distance: 5½ miles (9km)
Start/finish: Glenbrittle campsite, IV47 8TA
Terrain: Path, trail, scramble sections
Toughness: Moderate
Ascent: 563 metres
Navigation: Easy
Good for: Wild swimming
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 57.2033, -6.2919/ NG4089220667

This fantastic run, on fine paved paths through stunning scenery, takes you from the campsite at Glen Brittle right into the heart of Coire Làgan, a great, rocky amphitheatre bordered by towering gabbro crags, including the famous Inaccessible Pinnacle, part of the classic Cuillin Ridge traverse. From the campsite take the path as it climbs E into Coire Làgan. Continue ENE along the path, looping clockwise around the tiny loch that lies in the hollow at the base of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. Return along the path W to the base of the Coire joining the equally spectacular NW path along the N side of Loch an Fhir-bhallaich to Glen Brittle. The wonderful, crystal clear Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh pools and waterfalls are nearby, perfect for a post-run swim.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 Leave Glen Brittle campsite heading east on obvious path
0.7 1.2 Bear left at fork, continuing east
1.6 2.6 Continue over path crossroads heading east north east into Coire Làgan
2.3 3.7 Arrive at Lochan Coire Làgan taking clockwise loop around tiny loch. Retrace outward steps until
3.0 4.8 Take right fork heading north west along north side of Fhir-bhallaich
3.5 5.6 Pass Fhir-ballaich, continuing north west
4.1 6.6 Join path above waterfall, turning left to head west towards Glen Brittle
4.7 7.6 Join road, heading south back towards campsite
5.5 9.0 Arrive at campsite start/finish point

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