Fraoch Bheinn

Fraoch Bheinn

Corbett above western end of Loch Arkaig

Situated at the western end of Loch Arkaig, the rugged ridge of Fraoch Bheinn rises steeply from Glen Dessarry heading northwards toward Glen Kingie.

Fraoch Bheinn

Meaningheathery mountain
ListsCorbett, 81
LocationRough Bounds and Glen Kingie, Knoydart and the Rough Bounds
Grid RefNM986940
Lat/Lon56.99346, -5.31691

Fraoch Bheinn is a rugged hill standing alone above the western end of Loch Arkaig. From the north or south, Fraoch Bheinn looks steep and conical, but from east or west its true shape is seen - a long ridge of a mountain, its crests rising gradually from Glen Dessarry to the south and Glen Kingie to the north.

Taken on its own, Froach Bheinn can be climbed using the stalkers tracks from Strathan to the south or following the ridge-line up Bidean Mhic Iain Ghlais from Kinbreak Bothy in Glen Kingie.

The crags on either side of Fraoch Bheinn's north-south crest have breaks, which allows access to the summit coming from west or east. Combining Fraoch Bheinn with its neighbouring Corbetts into one hiking route is therefore relatively straightforward.

Routes up Fraoch Bheinn

Loch Arkaig Corbetts

From the western end of Loch Arkaig, a route following grass-covered crests, old walls and fence-lines, takes in 3 Corbett peaks of Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh, Fraoch Bheinn and Sgurr Mhurlagain on the edge of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart.

Peaks : 3 Corbetts

Ascent : 1900m (6230ft)
Distance : 20km (12m)
Time : 0hr

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