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Just a short one: Biod an Fhithich

Just a short one: Biod an Fhithich


Postby malky_c » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:51 pm

Fionas included on this walk: Biod an Fhithich

Date walked: 18/10/2014

Time taken: 2.25 hours

Distance: 6.5 km

Ascent: 625m

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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:
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Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe:
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Biod na Fhithich:
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Sgurr a’ Bhealaich Dheirg:
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East up Glen Shiel:
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3 of the 5 Sisters:
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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:
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Loch Duich:
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Back to Bealach na Craoibhe and Faochaig:
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Down into the glen from the summit:
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Looking back to the summit:
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Back at the car:
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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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Re: Just a short one: Biod an Fhithich

Postby dogplodder » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:11 pm

Got that on my list as a good short one sometime. Lovely colours! :wink:
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Re: Just a short one: Biod an Fhithich

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:49 pm

A great wee walk and is on my list too for the winter. Great colours in Glen Shiel just now.
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Re: Just a short one: Biod an Fhithich

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:50 am

Superb views from this one, did it along with the ridge :)
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