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Beinn an Fhuarain

Beinn an Fhuarain


Postby litljortindan » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:49 pm

Date walked: 26/05/2018

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 360m

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Wanted to do an evening and, hopefully, sunset walk but with the temperature at 25 Celsius in Ullapool at 7.30pm I doubted that I would enjoy a climb of Cul Beag and so sought something smaller to tackle. Looking at the map Beinn and Fhuarain looked like it would fit the bill -marked path with easy slopes after the caves.
Set off at 8pm on a good path that passes beside some pleasant cascades. Soon a view to the Bone Caves cliffs opened up and I crossed the burn at the point where it disappears / emerges and abuts onto an old dry river bed.
Pleasant walk to the caves but I didn't spend much time investigating as there were a few other folk doing that so I just popped my head into a couple and pressed on round the corner and up onto the Beinn an Fhuarain slopes. A bit heathery to start but short grass after a while giving a very pleasant walk up to the top. There was also now quite a breeze to keep me cool.
Just a small lump of a hill really but a great viewing platform for that stretch of iselbergs that runs from Ben Mor Coigach to Quinag.

ImageDSC08061 by John Little, on Flickr
A good path loops round past the Bone Caves and also leads onto pathless but easy slopes to the top of Beinn an Fhuarain.
You maybe also pass by where the hill name springs from with glen floor switching from wide burn to dry river bed.

ImageDSC08062 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08084 by John Little, on Flickr
On the Bone Caves path.

ImageDSC08092 by John Little, on Flickr
Fine cliffs and caves where polar bears once roamed.

ImageDSC08136 by John Little, on Flickr
Mostly short grass to walk on and a good breeze to cool me down. Here is what I wanted to see from this hill -another hill!

ImageDSC08142 by John Little, on Flickr
Look North.

ImageDSC08143 by John Little, on Flickr
Cul Mor, Suilven and Canisp bathed in the evening light.

ImageDSC08171 by John Little, on Flickr
Accidental close up.

ImageDSC08179 by John Little, on Flickr
My but Suilven is a wonderful sight to behold.

ImageDSC08181 by John Little, on Flickr
Ben Mor Coigach, Cul Beag and Cul Mor. So many memories.

ImageDSC08184 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08189 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08192c by John Little, on Flickr
Not the best spot for sunet but better than my plan A of sweating my way up Cul Beag.

ImageDSC08197 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08202c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08203c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08204c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08213 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08239 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08241 by John Little, on Flickr
South.

ImageDSC08243 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08251 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08264 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC08268 by John Little, on Flickr
Made a loop by descending on the western side of the Bone Cave cliffs which turned out to be really pleasant once past the short scree section at the top.
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Re: Beinn an Fhuarain

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:44 am

Magical pictures again, John :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn an Fhuarain

Postby Fingal2018 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:45 am

Stunning and rare pictures - thanks for sharing and just goes to show what magic staying out for the evening light can do :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn an Fhuarain

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:44 am

Lovely photos - magical place to be :D
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Re: Beinn an Fhuarain

Postby litljortindan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:38 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Magical pictures again, John :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Thanks! A good viewing platform for the hills around and a short walk that was just right for me in the heat.
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Re: Beinn an Fhuarain

Postby litljortindan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:41 pm

Fingal2018 wrote:Stunning and rare pictures - thanks for sharing and just goes to show what magic staying out for the evening light can do :clap: :thumbup:


Great wee hill for its views and an easy one to negotiate in low light.
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Re: Beinn an Fhuarain

Postby litljortindan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:52 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Lovely photos - magical place to be :D


Good to get some slightly different views of some familiar hills.
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