The Fisherfield Forest is home to some of Scotland's most remote mountains. Located in the North-West Highlands, it is a popular location for hikers and backpackers, who trek often two hours from the nearest roadside to climb five Munros (Scottish mountains over 3,000ft, named after Sir Hugh Munro).
Most people backpacking the Fisherfield Munros walk in from the North and stay in or near Shenavall Bothy. There's also the option to trek in from the West (from Poolewe) or you can hike in from Kinlochewe in the South, which we did, and set up campsite at Lochan Fada.
When you camp at Lochan Fada, you have to cross a Munro top, Sgurr Dubh, to reach the nearest Munro (Mullach Coire Mhich Fhearchair). Sgurr Dubh - Gaelic for 'big black peak' - is an excellent hill with a fine sharp ridgeline you can scramble over. It makes for a fun and interesting start to the Fisherfield Munros.
(There are five Fisherfield Munros - Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhich Fhearchair, Sgurr Ban, A'Mhaighdean and Ruadh-Stac Mor. There used to be six but, in 2012, Beinn a' Chlaidheimh was demoted to a Corbett. It's still worth a visit).