Ring of Steall

A hillwalker’s paradise

We like to climb mountains – big ones, small ones, new ones, old faithfuls, it doesn’t matter to us. We’re not completing any list, so far anyway!  We just enjoy being outdoors and going uphill.

We think Saddle Mountain Hostel is in a great location for hillwalking and we have many loyal guests who agree with us, visiting multiple times on their individual quests.  But, surprisingly, there are people out there who haven’t heard about us!

Did you know that within an hour’s drive of the hostel (or drive and train combination) you can be at the start point to climb 65 of Scotland’s Munros? How about these suggestions to whet your appetite?

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  • Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis
  • Iconic ridge walks taking in multiple Munros such as the Five Sisters, the South Glen Shiel Ridge, the Ring of Steall and the Grey Corries
  • Classic scrambles to the top of Munros including the Forcan Ridge, Carn Mor Dearg Arete and Ledge Route


Add the Corbetts that are also within an hour’s drive (there are just over 30 of them) and we think that’s a pretty good choice!

Our hostel is the ideal base for your next mountain day out. You can choose from dormitory beds or private rooms. We have Munro and Corbett guidebooks and maps in the hostel to help you plan your route and, having climbed a large number of the mountains ourselves, we’re on hand to give you the benefit of our experience too.  There’s free WiFi so you can download the latest mountain weather forecasts.  After all, who doesn’t want cloud free mountain panoramas when stopping for a bite to eat at the summit?  And last, but not least, don’t forget that we have a purpose built drying room for the odd day when it’s wet outside!

You can always be assured of a warm welcome when you stay with us so what are you waiting for? The only problem will be deciding which hill to climb!

Editor’s note – The road to Kinloch Hourn has been shut over the winter due to a landslide by the Loch Quoich dam, making road access to the Munros and Corbetts in the area and access to Knoydart via Barrisdale impossible. Recent reports from guests are that the road is passable again, although it seems there may still be resurfacing work to take place.

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