Stac Pollaidh

Highland, Scotland
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About Stac Pollaidh

Stac Pollaidh (often called Stack Polly) is a mountain situated in Inverpolly in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. It has an elevation of 612 m (2,008 ft) and a prominence of around 438 m (1,437 ft) and is topped with a crest of Torridonian sandstone, featuring many pinnacles and gullies, a big draw for climbers and scramblers.

It’s a relatively easy climb for anyone reasonably fit and the lower summit to the east can be reached without difficulty; although to reach the true summit to the west, the craggy pinnacles must be negotiated. Many of the pinnacles carry names such as The Sphinx, Madonna and Child and Tam o’ Shanter, and Stac Pollaidh is said to have some of the finest rock formations of this type in Scotland, second only to the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.

Views from anywhere on the summit are impressive and reach over the Inverpolly Forest and the Atlantic, with neighbouring peaks such as Suilven also set off to good effect. A path to the summit area runs from the car park on the shores of Loch Lurgainn.

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Highland, Scotland
Latitude: 58.045654, Longitude: -5.206438

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