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Biod an Fhithich

Biod an Fhithich


Postby colinwatson » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:37 pm

Route description: Biod an Fhithich, south Glenshiel

Grahams included on this walk: Biod an Fhithich

Date walked: 23/06/2016

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 6 km

Ascent: 600m

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An early start as I wanted to climb this hill before driving home after a night at Ratagan SYHA.

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Ratagan SYHA


Just a short drive from the Hostel along the main road and parked to use the path that accesses The Saddle. It was a bright and dry morning. The path leading from the glen to within a few minutes of the summit is excellent and well angled.

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The early stages of the path


I made good progress and despite a long day out yesterday, I felt fine.

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Looking up to the col and the summit to the right.


I had a short stop en route for a snack and to fill my water bottle as the streams were looking quite dry. Thereafter, I set out on the long section of path contouring under Meallan Odhar - again quite easy going, with the views opening out all the time.

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Heading to the col


Once at the col, I was able to strike out along the ridge line to the cairn. There were traces of a path from time to time, but the route was never in doubt. Great views over to The Saddle.

At the cairn there was a lovely view of the surrounding hills, although you are not high enough to see over them for a more extensive outlook.

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Glen Shiel from the summit


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Looking down Loch Duich towards Applecross


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Part of the Five Sisters ridge


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Sgurr Mhic-Bharraich and Loch Duich


I came back down the same way and was back at the car in the late morning.

A cracking week hill set amongst some of the finest scenery in the country.
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