Fraochaidh

Corbett mountain in Appin

Fraochaidh is fine hill with a long summit crest situated in Appin. Although slightly overshadowed by its taller and grander neighbours, Beinn a'Bheithir, Beinn Sgulaird and Beinn Fhoinnlaidh, the summit is high enough not only to give the hill Corbett status, but also affords some fabulous views over Loch Linnhe towards Morven, Sunart and Mull.


Fraochaidh


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height 879m
Meaning heathery hill
Lists Corbett, 52
Location West of Glen Etive, Strath Orchy to Glen Coe
Grid Ref NN029517
LatLan 56.61557, -5.21354


Approaches to Fraochaidh can be made from Ballachuilish to the north-east, Loch Creran to the south and Duror to the north-west.

From Ballachulish, the path begins by the school and, particularly after wet weather, can be a bit of a bog-fest ! The approach from Loch Creran is through forestry and woodland and over Beinn Mhic na Ceisich. The route that begins from Duror is shorter, easier and, in my opinion, the more scenic of the three. This route initially travels on fine forestry tracks and higher up follows a fence-line to the summit.

One of the best views of the Glencoe and Etive peaks is to be had from this hill's summit cairn.



Hillwalking routes up Fraochaidh


1. Fraochaidh from Duror »


On forestry tracks lower down and pathless grass covered terrain higher up, this is a fine route up a modest Corbett hill surrounded on northern and eastern sides by higher mountains. On clear days the views from Fraochaidh are stunning.
Ascent : 900m (2950ft)    Distance : 12km (7m)    Time : 4:30hr



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Fraochaidh from Meall LighicheFraochaidh from Meall Lighiche
Glen Duror from FraochaidhGlen Duror from Fraochaidh
Knoll and lochan on Fraochaidh's northern shoulderKnoll and lochan on Fraochaidh's northern shoulder
The fence-posts on FraochaidhThe fence-posts on Fraochaidh
Fraochaidh's summitFraochaidh's summit
Beinn Fhionnlaidh and beyond from Fraochaidh's summitBeinn Fhionnlaidh and beyond from Fraochaidh's summit





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