Beinn Fhada (Ben Attow)

Beinn Fhada (Ben Attow)

Munro in Kintail

Situated in the heart of Kintail and only glimpsed from the roadside, Beinn Fhada is a long and complex Munro with several spurs and ridges that stretch north and eastwards from the mountain's main mass.

Beinn Fhada (Ben Attow)

Meaninglong mountain
ListsMunro, 99
LocationStrath Croe, Glen Strathfarrar to Glen Affric
Grid RefNH019193
Lat/Lon57.22103, -5.28402

Standing in the NTS owned lands of Kintail, Beinn Fhada (or Ben Attow) is a long and complex mountain standing above Gleann Lichd. Its western end is dominated by the ridges and knobbly minor peaks of Sgurr a' Choire Ghairbh, whereas its central mass is grass covered with spurs stretching out north and eastwards around several corries.

The most straightforward route to Beinn Fhada begins from the NTS Kintail Outdoor Centre and travels along a fine path through Strath Croe. Higher up, a stalkers path leads into Coire an Sgairne and up grass-covered slopes to the summit perched above north and east facing corries.

A fine option for return is to follow the mountain's western ridge over Sgurr a' Choire Ghairbh, enjoying a little airy scrambling on the way.

Routes up Beinn Fhada

A' Ghlas Bheinn and Beinn Fhada

In Kintail, a hike up Strath Croe leads to the two Munros of A' Ghlas Bheinn and Beinn Fhada which stand either side of the narrow gap of Bealach an Sgairne.

Peaks : 2 Munros

Ascent : 1500m (4920ft)
Distance : 20km (12m)
Time : 8:45hr

Kintail's Big 9

On the road to Skye, the peaks of Kintail rise steeply above Glen Shiel. The hidden north-facing side of this range drops even more dramatically down into Gleann Lichd below the mass of Beinn Fhada. All of the Munros in this area can be bagged on one epic circular hillwalking route, with the option of an overnight in a lonely bothy.

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 4115m (13500ft)
Distance : 41km (25m)
Time : 17:5hr

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