The Fara, Dalwhinnie
The Fara is amongst the biggest as well as the highest of the Corbetts - a broad ridge running along the north side of Loch Ericht from Dalwhinnie to Ben Alder lodge. After an initial steep climb up the ridge offers very simple walking in good conditions, with superb views, making this an enjoyable hillwalk.
Steep grassy ascent with one short peaty section, then a long, easy going hill ridge. Return walk is along good track but the hill section is pathless.
Train and bus service to Dalwhinnie.
Limited parking just before level crossing, Dalwhinnie.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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