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FisherField 4 from Loch a' Bhraoich

FisherField 4 from Loch a' Bhraoich

Postby jnovak » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:44 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgùrr Bàn

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Chlaidheimh

Date walked: 21/03/2020

Time taken: 14 hours

Distance: 36 km

Ascent: 1000m

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This walk was performed the weekend of 21st of March 2020 just before the UK government lockdown. It has been posted later only because of the sudden abundance of free time ....

I would like to bring people's attention to a quick access route to the Fisherfield 4 Munroes (including the demoted one) with starting point from the access to the Fannaichs at the loch a'Bhraoich (grid reference 161 761). A good road for four-by-four allows 40 minutes cycle (but getting wet feet due to numerous burns and puddles to cross) to the Lochivraon lodge. Leave the bike there locked to the fence and continue another 40-50 minutes on the same track now (the road finishes at the house) along the slopes of Creag Bhruigh Braghad, climbing slightly for the first 30 minutes and the starting to descend to the Loch an Nid. 15 minutes from the highest point is an ideally located, flat and horizontal patch of soft grass for a camp site for the night (I left Friday lunch time from Edinburgh, getting to the this point about 7pm in the evening in mid March).
From there, next day it is 30 minutes access to the hills with an easy walk on the right hand side of the quarztite slope to the top of Sgur Ban and joining the traditional walk across these hills.
With an early start the next day it is possible to get the four hills done and make a quick escape the same day back to the Dundonnelle road.
Final destination on the day under Sgurr Ban
The Loch a Bhraoin mid way
The cycle start at the road to Dundonnell

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Re: FisherField 4 from Loch a' Bhraoich

Postby Mal Grey » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:10 pm

Hi, thanks for sharing, looks like you had a good trip.

Its a good alternative approach indeed, we used the bothy behind the lodge a few years ago. It avoids the harder river crossings of the Shenaval approach, though isn't so easy to link the other 2 munros.

Your map doesn't seem to have worked properly.
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Re: FisherField 4 from Loch a' Bhraoich

Postby prog99 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:13 pm

I've done the 5 munros from this approach staying at the bothy. Its awkward but not as hard as it first looks due to the multitude of deer tracks to add on A'Mhaighdean & Ruadh Stac Mòr. Also the main bonus is you get to play on the slabs.
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Re: FisherField 4 from Loch a' Bhraoich

Postby b007032 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:50 pm

Just wondering if you could post more information on the bike ride in, what was terrain like, etc. I only have a pedal bike and wondered if could do in 40 mins or if 1hr is more realistic....planning on a day trip from Edinburgh when the weather eases...many thanks, Ian
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