Top 4 Corbetts to conquer in the Highlands and Moray
Some folk claim Corbetts (2500-3000 feet, and 500 feet of descent on all sides) are more challenging than the higher Munros!
Ben Rinnes, Moray
Ben Rinnes is a hugely popular hillwalk which rewards its visitors with wonderful panoramic views of much of the north-east. The path to the summit is well worn but offers a fairly straightforward route during the summer months. A highlight in the summer is the Ben Rinnes Five Tops Hill Race during the annual Dufftown Highland Games (www.dufftownhighlandgames.com), Saturday, July 25. The route is out and back to Ben Rinnes, passing the summits of Little Conval and Meikle Conval on the outward and return journeys. The race is for experienced runners aged over 18 years. www.walkhighlands.co.uk
Little Wyvis, near Garve
Although very much in the shadow of its bigger, more famous Munro neighbour, Ben Wyvis, the Corbett of Little Wyvis can offer the walker more of the ‘getting away from it all’ experience! From here, there are great views of Dingwall, Inverness, the Black Isle and beyond – and of the Ben too. www.walkhighlands.co.uk
Although less well known than the neighbouring, celebrated peak of Foinaven (this peak is almost a Munro), Arkle is a magnificent mountain in its own right with a fine, curved ridge of shattered quartzite. Walkhighlands advises that the route along the ridge from the south-east avoids fearsome scree slopes on the flanks of the mountain. There is a small parking area 1.5km north of Achfary.www.walkhighlands.co.uk
Fuar Tholl, Torridon
Only just missing out on Munro status, Fuar Tholl, Torridon is an impressive Corbett. There are good views of the huge Mainnrichean Buttress and from the summit there are extensive views in all directions. The starting point is Achnashellach station. www.walkhighlands.co.uk
In the Seven Days edition (January 31- February 6) High 5 Conquer a Corbett, we featured a photo of Creag Mhor. The photo was of Creag Mhor hill across from Loch Gynack, not of the Corbett Creag Mhor. Apologies for any confusion.