Sgurr an Fhuarain

Sgurr an Fhuarain

Corbett peak above Glen Kingie

Just shy of Munro height, Sgurr an Fhuarain stands with its higher neighbour, Sgurr Mor above Glen Kingie and Loch Quoich on the fringes of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart.

Sgurr an Fhuarain

Meaningpeak of the spring
ListsCorbett, 20
LocationRough Bounds and Glen Kingie, Knoydart and the Rough Bounds
Grid RefNM987979
Lat/Lon57.02887, -5.31787

Standing above the head of Glen Kingie, Sgurr an Fhuarain is a pyramidical hill with a long grass-covered ridge connecting it to its higher neighbour Sgurr Mor

Most hillwalkers will climb Sgurr an Fhuarain with its Munro neighbour Sgurr Mor from Glen Dessarry to the south. From this direction there are also options to add in another peak or two, Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoigh and Fraoch Bheinn being the most obvious.

A longer and more interesting approach heads in from Glen Kingie biking along a forest track to the foot of the coire between Gairich and Sgurr an Fhuarain, from where stalkers paths travel up much of the hillsides.

An epic challenge traversing Sgurr an Fhuarain and the peaks and ridges of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart while hiking a circular route around Loch Quoich makes for a long day - or two if you fancy a bivvi !

Routes up Sgurr an Fhuarain

Gairich and Sgurr Mor from Glen Kingie

South of Loch Quoich, fine forestry and estate tracks enable the use of a bike to travel along Glen Kingie, from where a delightful route following paths and ridges reaches the summits of Gairich, Sgurr an Fhuarain and Sgurr Mor.

Peaks : 2 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 2245m (7370ft)
Distance : 49km (30m)
Time : 9:5hr

Rough Bounds from Loch Quoich

From the Loch Quoich, a challenging route following well defined paths and stalkers tracks along crests from Gairich to Sgurr na Ciche, presenting fine views ahead while hiking westwards over the peaks in the Rough Bounds of Knoydart.

Peaks : 5 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 3250m (10660ft)
Distance : 39km (24m)
Time : 15:10hr

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