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Probably the two easiest start points are Shiel Bridge and Oban. A slightly lumpy but clear path along the Affric-Kintail Way http://www.affrickintailway.com/# leads to the beautiful Glen Affric and through to Drumnadrochit. A route can then easily taken through to another stunning glen, Glen Feshie. Further east, the Deeside Way gives easy access to the East Coast. http://www.deesideway.org/
Oban is a great start point, the most straight forward route goes via Glen Lonan and into Glen Kinglass. From there, you can make your way easily to Kinloch Rannoch, Blair Atholl and perhaps onwards to the Deeside Way again.
Take a look at some maps to see what meets your needs.
Oh, and https://m.geograph.org.uk/ can help with what to expect.
Thanks, Louise. Really kind of you. It’s the Monadhliaths that present the biggest problem. I’ve had great times there, but it’s hard to keep the ascent down…..
There are many new tracks showing on the up to date OS maps now that would mean you can cross the Monadhliath much easier now with as little as 1km of open ground to cross between tracks. Other than that, there is the Corrieyairack Pass, which is a track all the way from the Great Glen to the Spey, but it is rough going and steep in places. Up to date maps and geograph.org will help.
Both Google Maps & Bing Maps have aerial photo views that often show tracks, wind farms & hydro schemes that are not yet on the latest maps - can be very useful.
You might also get the odd (sometimes very odd!) inspiration from the Challenge Diaries on the TGOC section at Doodlecat.com. These often note the distance and ascent of each day, and comment on the terrain encountered.
OK, the ones from the 1980s may be a tad out of date now, but there are quite a few contemporary accounts to browse.
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Thank you. Much appreciated.