Just a short one: Biod an Fhithich

Grahams: Biod an Fhithich

Date walked: 18/10/2014

Time taken: 2.25 hours

Distance: 6.5km

Ascent: 625m

Grahams: Biod an Fhithich.
Date: 18/10/2014.
Distance: 6.5km.
Ascent: 625m.
Time taken: 2 hours, 15 minutes.
Weather: Sunshine and showers. Windy.

After last night's nocturnal wanderings, I was looking for a shorter walk today. Biod an Fhithich was definitely on the cards. I could have used my starting location in Glenelg to go up one of the lower Marilyns there first, but I decided they would keep for another time. I parked up in Glen Shiel just as a heavy shower came on. Feeling lazy, I almost drove off rather than get wet again, but I'm glad I pushed myself out of the car. It was pretty warm despite the rain. Driving up the road from Perth on Tuesday evening, the temperature had been down at 3 degrees coming over the Slochd. I doubt it was anywhere near that low on this trip - even on top of Beinn Sgritheall in the middle of the night.

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Despite the A' Mhuing ridge from Shiel Bridge looking interesting, I settled for the more straightforward stalkers path up towards the Forcan Ridge. Easy and short, but plenty of good views.

Stalkers path up to Bealach na Craoibhe:


Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe:

Biod na Fhithich:

Sgurr a’ Bhealaich Dheirg:

East up Glen Shiel:

3 of the 5 Sisters:


From the bealach, a faint path led up to the summit of Biod an Fhithich. Out of the wind for a break, I couldn't help think that this would be a great introductory hill - good path, not too much ascent, great views.

Forcan Ridge up to the Saddle:

Loch Duich:

Back to Bealach na Craoibhe and Faochaig:

Down into the glen from the summit:


Looking back to the summit:


Back at the car:


Back down by the same route, with no desire to carry on up the Saddle in the wind. Then back home in time for lunch.

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Sgritheall
Grahams: Beinn a'Chapuill
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Comments: 6
Views: 179

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Glas Bheinn (Assynt)
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Views: 117

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Beinn Reidh, Creag Loisgte
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Comments: 6
Views: 245

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Ascent: 2120m
Comments: 17
Views: 1253

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Views: 435

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Donalds: Blackcraig Hill, Cauldcleuch Head, Windlestraw Law
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Distance: 18.5km
Ascent: 1260m
Comments: 2
Views: 292

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Distance: 18km
Ascent: 1860m
Comments: 4
Views: 296

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn nan Imirean
Date walked: 31/07/2014
Distance: 10.5km
Ascent: 710m
Comments: 3
Views: 178


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