Cul Beag from the A835
Cùl Beag is a less popular destination for walkers than its neighbour Cùl Mòr. Cùl Mòr has a good access path from the A835 which rises steadily until the final stiff climb to its summit. Once at Cùl Mòr's summit there are a range of ridges to explore and this makes for a great day out. In fact one of my images from Cùl Mòr has been my most viewed on Geograph and the day spent on the hill was one of the finest of my trips in recent years. So, Cùl Beag became an obvious target when my daughter visited as she accompanied me on Cùl Beag.
It is a longer access to Cùl Beag and there is an intervening summit to climb named Meall Dearg. The footpath from the A835 starts well with cairns but as Meall Dearg approaches there is no definitive path and you just take any line you fancy to gain the height. The hill is steep. From the top of Meall Dearg there is again no single path to the summit of Cùl Beag. The gradients are less steep in this section.
The views from both Meall Dearg and Cùl Beag are extraordinary - perhaps even more extraordinary than the view from Cùl Mòr. Walk Highland say the walk can take five hours. My wife, daughter and I took seven hours on a very nice day and much time was spent providing images to illustrate this GeoTrip. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page Link .
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