Beinn a'Bheithir and FraochaidhBeinn a'Bheithir (gaelic for 'thunderbolt mountain') is often referred to as the 'Ballachuilish Horseshoe'. It dominates the view above Ballachuilish and is a complex mountain with several ridges and coires.
Fraochaidh, immediately south of Beinn a'Bheithir, is a fine little hill tucked in amongst higher peaks.
Main route summary
The paths and tracks are excellent for mountain-biking and running fast downhill running (Lochaber AC hold one of their Winter League races here). Excellent views from the summits, particularly west and south-west.
Fraochaidh is less frequented than its neighbours, even though fine tracks and paths make access straightforward. One of the best views of the Glencoe and Etive peaks is to be had from this hill's summit cairn.
Sgorr Dhearg (1024m, Munro 107)|
Sgorr Dhonuill (1001m, Munro 136)
*See 'Alternative Routes' below
walk : 5:10hr*, run : 1:50hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
(grid ref : NN047589)
Which map to choose ?
Sgorr Dhearg : 'red peak'
Sgorr Dhonuill : 'Donald's peak'
Fraochaidh : 'heathery hill'
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