Name:Sgurr an Airgid
Hill number:853
Height:841.2m / 2760ft
RHB Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
Catchment:Alsh & Duich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Grid ref:NG 94047 22703
Summit feature:outcrop
Col:447m  NG985256  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25 33
(1:25k) 413N 414N
Observations:25m NE of trig point and 30cm higher
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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With Struie on WH recommended route starting from Clachan Duibh burial ground car park. Fantastic weather and a great viewpoint. Stalkers paths/footpaths nearly all the way up. Can't go wrong great little hill for a half day walk.DampandDusty21/04/2024
Parked at cemetery, path straight across from car park. Headed up, path sometimes vanishes but just head up. Cracking viewpoint. Cloud inversion, but could see the peaks to east and Skye clearly and others far into distance. Stayed a long while. Company: Soloiandesbottes11/01/2024
With Winnie from burial ground car parkStrathcarron18/08/2023
Solo from car park by Clachan Duich cemetery. Folowed path/track up - zig zags started around 400m, and up onto the wide ridge area at around 580m. Surprisingly, the path continued all the way to the summit (not on the OS map after 580m). Decided to also take in the top Sgùrr na Seamraig to see if there were good views from there but the clag set in before I got to it, although I walked fairly close to a family of mountain hares. Head back to the path to return the same way back to the car. Was expecting rain but stayed dry, which is always nice - though the summits views were a bit cloudy. Total time 2h 54min.mproudfoot14/07/2023
Solo from CP near Morvich. Good path to summit.John Lee09/05/2023
Fantastic day for this hill with fresh snow from about 700m. Done with the Western Top. With Kieran and Ruadh the dog.quadbarrel14/04/2023
fresh snow, very wintry on topjef12/04/2023
With Tessa. Parked near cemetery. Hot & Sunny. Carried on to Sgurr na Seamraig.alwaysinshorts02/06/2022
Up from cemetery on good path to bealach. To summit by baggerâs track. Down direct to gate in fence. No rain, hot, still day. Flying ants. Clag on top 40m of hill, but some glimpses from summit. Rounsfell21/08/2021
Parked in the carpark at the old cemetery and followed path up from the kissing gate. Short weather window so didn't hang about. Once bagged, dropped straight down the side of the hill from the summit for quick descent.Matt290120/02/2021
From KG at NG 9461 2119 - track/path to topcarole engel28/07/2020
Beautiful day with snow above about 600mdunx200520/03/2020
Solo on a glorious autumn day. Parked at the burial ground car park just off the A87. A gate opposite gives access to a sometimes boggy track leading up to the older stalkers path marked on the map. Continued all the way to the col where the end of the path is marked with a cairn. A path leads across the boggy col & then all the way to the summit. Light snow covering on top & a superb panoramic view. Wandered over to the W top & then returned by the same route for a quick descent. A fine hillNotReallyABagger30/10/2019
Started at cemetery,great path all the way up the top.tallblond12/10/2019
Parked at Falls of Glomach car park. Up private road for 100 yds, through gate and headed up to find path which leads to excellent stalkers path further west. Warmest place in UK on this day within Shiel Bridge area. About 4 hour return with CM with clear views and blue skies.bolton28/06/2019
Parked at Falls of Glomach car park. Up private road for 100 yds, through gate and headed up to find path which leads to excellent stalkers path further west With PM.CJM28/06/2019
Debs & Tali. Sgurr an Airgid to Carnan Cruithneachd with a few tops along the way.Mountain Goat05/05/2019
f.a, 6 in group, light rain from the start worsening by the end, 6 miles round, straight up from the car park by the burial ground, some mist in heavier rain bursts, ground sodden at the col with just the odd patch of old snow before the summit, returned by way of ascent in driving rainrum doodle 17/02/2019
Based at Sheil Bridge. Soloed this one in an afternoon.iansm09/09/2018
With Karen & Buster. Wild camp below summitHighland Days28/07/2018
From cemetery car park up track and excellent stalkers path to col then followed good path to trig (split by lightning). Wandered around all the possible high points. Back by same route. Mist but still hot and sticky.SS04/06/2018
With Yeltzbagger in snow. Climbed in the morning, Biod an Fhithich in the afternoon.ketzster13/03/2018
With ketzster. Came down and went to climb Biod an Fhithich in the afternoon.Yeltzbagger13/03/2018
Climbed with Jim and Ian on DMC New year trip. Great new years day starting with sunshine. On top visibility was poor and wind picked up.amcculloch01/01/2018
Start at burial car park NOT on the A87 as per SMC book. This 200 m off the A87. Zigzag path also starts directly opposite, not further down also stated in my SMC Corbett guide. Path leading all the way to top in a somewhat complicated mountain top from my grayed out view. Cylindrical trig point now split on top.Jhimmy17/10/2016
From burial ground, path all the way. Marked wind speed increase and temperature drop at high altitude. Path crosses no water sources above 100m, and there is no safe access to the ravine to the north.Topographer5708/10/2016
Good path and excellent views. Summit rock is about 25 East of Trig Point. A herd of about 50 goats seen west of summit on Sgurr na Seamraig.duchally24/08/2016
In a break between wet weather, started from the cemetery/memorial cp at Ruarth and took the new track starting at the gate opposite. This joined the old track shown on the OS map which gives a nice walk twisting between knolls and joining ridges higher up. I spent an hour on the summit area and visited a W top that gave better views seaward as well as a flock of goats, a Ring Ouzel and Golden Plovers plus many arctic moths- Phiaris obsoletana. Very heavy shower on the descent (same way), there was some thunder so just as well I overlooked the Hump.pwheeler24/06/2016
From the cemetery car park, following the good path all the way. Route and write-up at:
33rd Solo. Cloud base lowering at times to 600m, but often above 1000m. Occasional snow showers, otherwise excellent visibility and some sunshine. Bus to Shiel Bridge, walked round to Morvich. Start up hillside not obvious, found a better route on way down coming out at cemetery just off main road. A lot of snow from the bealach, 'alpine feel'.RGibbs24/02/2016
Solo.Dangerous Dave24/09/2015
the start indicated in the SMC guide book is difficult to find and the first part is semi-blocked with fences; a local directed me towards a simpler start through a gate and towards a prominent tree where the SMC route could be picked up; the sketchy nature of the lower part of the path and the wet bracken was not pleasant; as will be evident later the lack of a trodden way was easily explained; I found the more obvious route as I caught up with a group of French walkers being guided by a Scots lass with very good french; I followed them up the hill donning midge net and waterproofs as necessary; I passed them and got the summit before them (nevertheless somewhat slow); I chilled quickly in the mist and did not hang around to see if it would lift; I returned down the way I came up until a point near where I had caught up with the French I had seen what looked like a line of a path and followed a very obvious and good track (almost a vehicle track) all the way down to where my car waslangskill31/08/2015
Walked with Nicola. Good well graded ascent up stalkers path, starting at burial ground car park. Still less wind on this hill than anticipated - go visit whilst it lasts. Shattered concrete trig column at highest point. Excellent views.andrew larkins25/06/2015
Clagged in hill with shattered trig pillar and less wind than I had anticipated. With Trig Pillocksson.vegibagger16/06/2015
lunchtime walk with dad in cloudtrigpillocksson16/06/2015
Sgurr an Airgid, Beinn Bhuidhe. Very snowy. Fellwanderers Easter tour.Edgemaster30/03/2015
From the car park by the cemetery, via the path, with Dave, Jo and Alex P.davidpettit8402/01/2015
That path from the boneyard car park certainly wanders. Made more direct way down. Great views.Martin R20/09/2014
With Mag. Overcast and cloud covered. Conditions underfoot good. Indistinct paths in summit area.iredale29/08/2014
From the cemetery car park, good path all the way. Saw porpoises herding shoals of fish into the head of the loch afterwards - quite a sight.benalder28413/07/2014
Straightforward ascent from the cemetary car park at Morvich. On own.MorecambeMonkey20/06/2014
Gentle walk for me, half day whilst on chemo. With Dave and Ian.nickywood104/06/2014
NUFWAS Balmacara trip. With Will.Grinner24/05/2014
Sunny, calm, warm, good views.iangalbraith20/04/2014
With Mora, from the cemetery car park in Strath CroeBLACKHILL31/03/2014
With Dave and his gammy leg.lordtonult12/05/2013
good stalkers path to summit, wet and windy.robertphillips14/04/2013