Beinn Fhionnlaidh between Loch Creran and Loch Etive

Beinn Fhionnlaidh

Munro mountain above Glen Creran and Glen Etive

Rising above vast forestry, Beinn Fhionnlaidh is a rugged and long mountain situated near the head of Loch Etive and stretching from Glen Creran westwards to Glen Etive.


Beinn Fhionnlaidh


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height959m
Prominence510m
MeaningFinlay's mountain
ListsMunro, 199
LocationWest of Glen Etive, Strath Orchy to Glen Coe
Grid RefNN095498
Lat/Lon56.60101, -5.1053


The long crest of Beinn Fhionnlaidh is guarded on north and south faces by rocks and crags, approaches are therefore best made from Invercharnan to the east in Glen Etive or Glenure Farm to the west.

Depending on approach, there's some rough terrain likely to be encountered. There are a couple of short and easy scrambling pitches on the crest just east of the summit.

Due to the close proximity of Beinn Fhionnlaidh to Loch Linnhie and Loch Etive, a day's hiking to the mountain's summit will reward hillwalkers with superb views.



Hillwalking routes up Beinn Fhionnlaidh



1. Sgurr na h-Ulaidh and Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Glen Etive »


An excellent track heading in from Glen Etive gives good accessibility to the lower slopes of Sgurr na h-Ulaidh and Beinn Fhionnlaidh, allowing these two Munro summits to be bagged in a fine hillwalking route.

Ascent : 1550m (5090ft)
Distance : 18km (11m)
Time : 7hr

2. Sgurr na h-Ulaidh to Beinn Sgulaird route »


Starting from and finishing in Glen Etive, this is a big day out with a 5km return along road - if you were really keen, it could also be possible to include the Corbett Beinn Trilleachan !

Ascent : 2475m (8120ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 11:40hr



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Beinn Fhionnlaidh from the foot of Ben StaravBeinn Fhionnlaidh from the foot of Ben Starav
Looking to Ben Nevis from the summit of Beinn FhionnlaidhLooking to Ben Nevis from the summit of Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Winter on the eastern approach to Beinn Fhionnlaidh's summitWinter on the eastern approach to Beinn Fhionnlaidh's summit
Scrambling on Beinn Fhionnlaidh's 'bad step'Scrambling on Beinn Fhionnlaidh's 'bad step'
On the summit crest of Beinn FhionnlaidhOn the summit crest of Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Glen EtiveBeinn Fhionnlaidh from Glen Etive




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