The Fara

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The Fara is a mountain of great bulk, with a long ridge stretching for miles above lower Loch Ericht and above Dalwhinnie. Its position makes it an excellent vantage point, and with easy going along the ridge it makes a grand hillwalk.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 911 metres

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Detailed route description and map

The Fara, from Dalwhinnie

Other routes and challenges

An alternative ascent of the Fara makes use of the tracks on the northeast side of the hill. It is possible to combine the ascent with a visit to the dramatic ravines of the Dirc Mhor and Dirc Bheag.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Kingussie / Newtonmore Hotels

Kingussie / Newtonmore B&B

Kingussie / Newtonmore cottages

Cairngorms hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)

Users' walk reports for The Fara

There are 678 Walkhighlanders who have climbed The Fara. They have contributed 26 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.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  11/05/2017  9 C1
  20/09/2016  6 M4C1G1
  29/05/2016  6 C2
  22/12/2019  5 C2S2
  20/08/2011  5 C1G1
  11/08/2020  3 C1
  03/04/2018  3 C2
  01/06/2019  2 C1
  26/03/2018  2 C1
  27/12/2014  2 C1
  30/06/2012  2 C1
  06/10/2018  1 C1
  23/11/2014  1 C1
  01/11/2014  1 C1
  09/03/2012  1 M2C3G1
  04/05/2011  1 C1
  22/02/2019  0 C1
  12/08/2018  0 C1
  30/12/2014  0 C1
  04/08/2014  0 C1
  28/06/2013  0 C1
  31/05/2013  0 C1
  29/10/2011  0 C1G1
  26/02/2011  0 C1
  17/11/2008  0 C1
  16/06/2004  0 M5C1

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