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Almost a Munro, Foinaven is - regardless of status - a truly magnificent mountain. A complex massive of narrow, shattered quartzite ridges, Foinaven gives a memorable expedition.

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Region: Sutherland

Altitude: 914 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Foinaven circuit from Gualin House

Other routes and challenges

The most usual route is to follow the track down into Strath Dionard from near Gualin House on the A838. The main ridge can be gained by a steep and rough climb. A faster - but steep - route back is down the north ridge, bypassing steep ground on the west side. These two routes are combined in the circuit above.

The classic, epic route is a complete traverse of the mountain, gaining the Bealach Horn initially by using the track and path from Lone on Loch Stack, and then traversing the ridge to reach Ganu Mòr - finished with a descent to Gualin House if transport can be arranged..

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Users' walk reports for Foinaven

There are 907 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Foinaven. They have contributed 28 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  18/6/18  26 M6C5F1S4
  10/6/19  21 C1
  14/9/13  18 C3
  12/8/17  17 C1
  1/6/13  16 M10C1F2
  16/9/21  14 C1
  4/9/18  14 C9
  23/7/23  12 C4F2
  30/6/07  10 C3
  27/8/22  9 C3
  29/5/14  9 C1
  20/4/23  8 C1
  22/6/18  6 C1
  19/7/16  6 C1
  11/7/19  5 C2
  3/6/18  5 C1
  21/4/13  5 C1
  24/5/12  3 C2
  11/6/11  3 C1
  21/5/17  2 C1
  1/6/21  1 C1
  27/5/17  1 C1
  20/4/23  0 C1
  21/7/19  0 C1
  5/9/17  0 C1
  11/6/11  0 C1
  10/8/10  0 C1
  31/3/96  0 M3C8

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