walkhighlands

Fionn Bheinn, What Views!

Route: Fionn Bheinn, Achnasheen

Munros: Fionn Bheinn

Date walked: 19/08/2018

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 12.17km

Ascent: 787m

Fionn Bheinn seems to get a bad rap, but I have to say, this was a very enjoyable short day out.

Parked at the train station in Achnasheen and it's just a short walk across the main road and then over the old road bridge. It's well sign posted directly walkers up a new track up the slope past a new hydro scheme

ImageIMG_0546 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0547 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0550 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Looking back down the track to Achnasheen

ImageIMG_0553 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
First view towards the summit

Eventually the track ends at a weir (for measuring water flow rate down the burn). It's an easy crossing here, with a couple of well placed rocks.

ImageIMG_0554 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

From here there was some faint landrover tracks heading upwards, so with no where else to go, it seemed like a good idea to follow them.

ImageIMG_0557 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Gets a bit wet though

These tracks though quickly ended and it didn't leave any option other than to just make my own way through the bog, but it was only a matter of a few 100 metres before I came across another footpath that followed the burn up the hill.

ImageIMG_0559 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Looking back down the path

Again, this path petered out half way up, so from there I just made a direct line to the ridge line hoping to pick the main path up from there.

ImageIMG_0562 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
On the ridge, looking up at the summit cairn

Once back on the main path, it was a short walk to the summit. Much quicker than I expected, what was going to be lunch was now a 11am brunch at the top.

ImageIMG_0593 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Summit cairn with the Torridon Giants in the background

The views from the top are excellent.

ImageIMG_0577 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Loch Fannoch

ImageIMG_0584 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Torridon Giants

ImageIMG_0585 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Slioch

ImageIMG_0586 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Fisherfield Munros

ImageIMG_0578 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Fannoch Munros

To have a change of scenery on the way down, I had decided to follow the WH route along the wall and then down. There is a clear path to follow for this along the east ridge

ImageIMG_0594 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0595 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Looking back at the summit cairn

ImageIMG_0596 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
The wall

ImageIMG_0600 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
The wall (again)

From what I could remember of the guide on WH, you follow the wall until there's an obvious path heading down. After a bit of walking I can see the path heading down below me, so I decide to leave the wall and head straight to it over rough ground. Once reaching the path though and looking back up, the path clearly heads straight up to a break in the wall and then continues straight on the otherside of it.

ImageIMG_0601 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

It's a fairly interesting path down, and certainly no where near as wet as the path up.

ImageIMG_0604 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
First gate

ImageIMG_0605 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Towards the second gate

ImageIMG_0608 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Path through the trees

ImageIMG_0610 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr
Back at the main road

Once back down at the road it's 10minutes walk back to the car park.

Lovely day out!

Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



South Glen Shiel Ridge Hike & Bike

Attachment(s) Munros: Aonach Air Chrith, Creag a'Mhaim, Creag nan Damh, Druim Shionnach, Maol chinn-dearg, Sgurr an Doire Leathain, Sgurr an Lochain
Date walked: 27/07/2018
Distance: 39.48km
Ascent: 2040m
Views: 247


Beinn a' Bhuird & Ben Avon Slog via Linn of Quoich

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn a'Bhuird, Ben Avon
Date walked: 13/07/2018
Distance: 36.82km
Ascent: 1233m
Comments: 3
Views: 597


Roamin' in the Ghlo..

Attachment(s) Munros: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar
Date walked: 23/06/2018
Distance: 22.46km
Ascent: 1239m
Views: 313


A River Runs Through It (Tamed)

Attachment(s) Munros: Am Faochagach
Date walked: 10/06/2018
Distance: 14.21km
Ascent: 725m
Comments: 1
Views: 509


Scunnered in the Arrochar Alps

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ime, Beinn Narnain, Ben Vane
Date walked: 27/05/2018
Distance: 21km
Ascent: 1735m
Comments: 6
Views: 915


Glenfinnan Magic

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glenfinnan), Sgurr Thuilm
Date walked: 01/09/2017
Distance: 25.49km
Ascent: 1437m
Comments: 4
Views: 897


Gulvain

Attachment(s) Munros: Gulvain
Date walked: 31/08/2017
Distance: 21.18km
Ascent: 1252m
Comments: 2
Views: 620


The Claunie Inn 3

Attachment(s) Munros: Carn Ghluasaid, Sail Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean
Date walked: 27/08/2017
Distance: 17.44km
Ascent: 1278m
Views: 488


The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgurr na Sgine, The Saddle
Date walked: 26/08/2017
Distance: 13.64km
Ascent: 1391m
Comments: 5
Views: 767

Jokester


Location: Aberdeenshire
Occupation: Engineer
Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Lochnagar

Munros: 67



Filter reports


Statistics

2018

Trips: 6
Distance: 146.14 km
Ascent: 7759m
Munros: 17

2017

Trips: 7
Distance: 129.79 km
Ascent: 9041m
Munros: 15

2016

Trips: 8
Distance: 165.16 km
Ascent: 9142m
Munros: 18

2015

Trips: 6
Distance: 108.7 km
Ascent: 6449m
Munros: 15

2014

Trips: 1
Distance: 18.44 km
Ascent: 777m
Munros: 1

2013

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 680m
Sub2000s: 1


Joined: Apr 30, 2011
Last visited: Feb 13, 2019
Total posts: 56 | Search posts