Corbett mountain in Appin

Fraochaidh is fine hill with a long summit crest situated in Appin. Although overshadowed by grander neighbours, its position affords some fabulous summit views over Loch Linnhe towards Morven, Sunart and Mull.


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Meaningheathery hill
ListsCorbett, 52
LocationWest of Loch Etive, Glen Orchy to Loch Linnhie
Grid RefNN029517
Lat/Lon56.61557, -5.21354

Approaches to Fraochaidh can be made from Ballachuilish to the north-east, Loch Creran to the south and Duror to the north-west.

From Ballachulish, the path begins by the school and, particularly after wet weather, can be a bit of a bog-fest ! The approach from Loch Creran is through forestry and woodland and over Beinn Mhic na Ceisich. The route that begins from Duror is shorter, easier and, in my opinion, the more scenic of the three. This route initially travels on fine forestry tracks and higher up follows a fence-line to the summit.

One of the best views of the Glencoe and Etive peaks is to be had from this hill's summit cairn.

Routes up Fraochaidh

Fraochaidh from Duror, Appin

On forestry tracks lower down and pathless grass covered terrain higher up, this is a fine route up a modest Corbett hill surrounded on northern and eastern sides by higher mountains. On clear days the views from Fraochaidh are stunning.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 900m (2950ft)
Distance : 12km (7m)
Time : 4:30hr

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