Glen Shiel Morning Light
The peaks of Faochag and The Saddle are beautifully illuminated in the light of early morning.
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The north-western and lower end of the glen lies within the Kintail and Morvich estate and is covered in the section ‘The Five Sisters of Kintail’. However, the ridge containing the Five Sisters of Kintail continues unbroken to the east where it takes in a further group of three Munros (Sgùrr a’ Bhealaich Dheirg, Sàileag and Aonach Meadhoin) known as the Brothers of Kintail. Along with the neighbouring ridge of Ciste Dubh this cluster of mountains dominate the view ahead as one progresses west along the glen.
On the south side of Glen Shiel and Loch Claunie runs a magnificent ridge containing seven Munros starting at Creag a’Mhaim in the east and ending at Creag nan Damh in the west; it is over 25 kilometers in length and most of it over 900 metres in height. In addition, the glen is terminated further to the west by the striking peak of The Saddle, whose Forcan Ridge, traversed in either summer or winter, provides one of Scotland’s classic mountain expeditions.