Fionn Bheinn from Loch Luichart

Fionn Bheinn

Isolated Munro in the Northern Highlands

Viewed from the roadside, Fionn Bheinn doesn't appear to be a particulary exciting or interesting hill, however due to its isolation, the summit affords great views to the nearby Fannaich Munros and other peaks to the west.

Fionn Bheinn

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Meaningwhite mountain
ListsMunro, 246
LocationFionn Bheinn, Glen Carron and the Torridon Mountains
Grid RefNH148621
Lat/Lon57.611, -5.10333

South of Loch Fannich, Fionn Bheinn is positioned isolated from other Munro peaks and as such views from its crests and summit are quite stunning.

You could hike in from Incheril along Srath Chrombaill or from the dam at the eastern end of Loch Fannich, but both these routes are a fairly long and involve trudging over heatherclad and pathless sections for a fair bit. Fionn Bheinn's isolated position make it rather awkward to bag with other Munros.

Most people will therefore opt for a direct ascent from Achnasheen. This used to be a muddy affair, but with the recent construction of a dam and its associated track, the route up Fionn Bheinn is made easy for half the distance. Above the track, if mist is down, navigation requires a bit of concentraction - I did once meet a group of guys who mistakenly ended up on nearby Meall a' Chaorainn before getting their map out !

Hillwalking routes up Fionn Bheinn

1. Fionn Bheinn from Achnasheen »

A hike up grass-covered slopes lead up southern aspects of Fionn Bheinn's onto its summit crest, where an impressive coire surprises. On a clear day the route couldn't be more obvious.

Ascent : 860m (2820ft)
Distance : 10km (6m)
Time : 3:55hr

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Summit crest of Fionn BheinnSummit crest of Fionn Bheinn
Fionn Bheinn from An CoileachanFionn Bheinn from An Coileachan
Looking to the Fannichs from Fionn BheinnLooking to the Fannichs from Fionn Bheinn
Summit trig point of Fionn BheinnSummit trig point of Fionn Bheinn
Toll Mor coire with Slioch beyondToll Mor coire with Slioch beyond
Descending back to Achnasheen, Strathfarrar in distanceDescending back to Achnasheen, Strathfarrar in distance


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