Faochaig

Killilan and Iron Lodge Corbetts

Hiking routes on the Corbetts above Glen Elchaig

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.


Main route summary


A road heads up Glen Elchaig, from where the hills can be readily accessed. The hills can easily be bagged in separate outings, however a fine long day can be spent taking them all in. The broad grass covered slopes and summit plateaux make for easy going, however navigation can be tricky in mist. Views to Kintail, Torridon, Applecross and Skye are quite spectacular.


Corbetts Aonach Buidhe (899m)
Faochaig (868m)
Sguman Coinntich (879m)
 
Ascent 1850m (6,075ft)
Distance       33km (21m)
Time walk : 11:20*, run : 5:10hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Killilan
(grid ref : NG940303)

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Terrain
easy difficult
Navigation
easy testing
Effort
stroll long day
Scenery
ok stunning
 
Meanings 
Aonach Buidhe : 'yellow ridge'
Faochaig : 'the whelk'
Sguman Coinntich : 'mossy peak'




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