Aonach Buidhe, Killilan

Aonach Buidhe

Corbett above Iron Lodge

Aonach Buidhe is a big lump of a hill standing above several spurs and shoulders in a remote corner of Killilan Forest at the head of Glen Elchaig.

Aonach Buidhe

Meaningyellow ridge
ListsCorbett, 24
LocationKillilan and Iron Lodge, Glen Strathfarrar to Glen Affric
Grid RefNH057324
Lat/Lon57.34116, -5.2293

Aonach Buidhe is the most easterly of the three Corbetts in Killilan Forest, standing in a remote setting above the head of Glen Elchaig, from where its grass-covered slopes rise in a great sweep towards the summit.

Taken on its own, the easiest approach to Aonach Buidhe would begin with a cycle along Glen Elchaig and Srath Duilleach to the foot of the mountain followed by a hike up stalkers paths.

Opting for an approach on foot would allow for a route continuing onwards from Aonach Buidhe to Faochaig and Sguman Choinntich, making for a superb hillwalking or hillrunning route traversing wide ridges and crests.

Routes up Aonach Buidhe

Killilan Corbetts

West of Plockton and Kyle of Lochalsh, the three Corbetts of Aonach Buidhe, Faochaig and Sguman Coinntich guard the approaches to Affric, Monar and Cannich.

Peaks : 3 Corbetts

Ascent : 1850m (6070ft)
Distance : 33km (21m)
Time : 11:20hr

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