Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich

Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich

Boulder covered Munro in Fannichs

In the Northern Highlands, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich sits in the eastern half of the Fannichs mountain range, overlooking Braemore and Dirrie More.

Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich

Meaningbig grey mountain of Fannaich
ListsMunro, 208
LocationThe Fannichs, The Fannichs to Loch Maree
Grid RefNH220724
Lat/Lon57.70607, -4.98991

As an outlier in the Fannichs mountain range, Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich is connected to the other peaks via a ridge travelling to Sgurr Mor.

I'd guess if Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich was to be bagged on its own, most people would probably opt to approach from the dam at the western end of Loch Droma as this is the nearest roadside point and also has a hydro road travelling in towards the foot of the hill. However, this leads to Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich's northern shoulder, the slog up which being so tedious coping with hidden divets and stones with boulderfield higher up, really can't be recommended.

As Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich is most likely to be hiked with Sgurr Mor and other nearby Munro peaks there are far better approaches, with the hill's western and eastern arms being much more agreeable to walk or run along.

Routes up Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich

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

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

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