An Coileachan

An Coileachan

Most easterly Munro in Fannichs

Standing on the eastern end of the main Fannichs mountain range ridgeline, An Coileachan is a rugged hill of varied character, its summit overlooking steep craggy ground to the north-east and more gentle grass-covered ground to the south-west.

An Coileachan

Meaningthe little cock
ListsMunro, 265
LocationThe Fannichs, The Fannichs to Loch Maree
Grid RefNH242680
Lat/Lon57.66749, -4.95023

In the Northern Highlands, rugged An Coileachan is the most easterly Munro summit in the Fannichs mountain range. A well formed cairn stands An Coileachan's summit overlooking steep craggy ground dropping north-east and more gentle grass-covered ground on its south-western side.

The easiest and most direct route to An Coileachan is hike up pathless terrain from Loch Fannich to the south. However, being part of the Fannichs mountain range, An Coileachan is most likely to be bagged on a hike which also takes in other Munros summits, meaning a longer approach but with stalkers paths to reduce effort.

Routes up An Coileachan

Fannichs Big 9

This route taking in all nine Munros in the Fannichs mountain range makes for an epic day out and begins (and ends) with a 12km cycle up a private road in the peaceful land surrounding Loch Fannich.

Peaks : 9 Munros

Ascent : 3050m (10010ft)
Distance : 61km (38m)
Time : 15:30hr

Eastern Fannichs

A circular hillwalking route following hill crests with intermittent stalkers paths, leads up a hillside of solifluction lobes to Sgurr Mor, the highest peak in the Fannichs.

Peaks : 4 Munros, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1150m (3770ft)
Distance : 17km (11m)
Time : 6hr

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