Fraochaidh, from Ballachulish

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Fraochaidh is a neglected but impressive mountain rising above Duror, hidden from most by Beinn a'Bheithir. Its lower slopes above Duror and Glen Creran are forested, but this long approach along the ridge from Ballachulish avoids the trees and shows off the most imposing views of the mountain.


Intermittent path for much of the route; a good deal of ascent and descent plus the fording of the River Laroch.

Public Transport

Ballachulish is served by both local and Citilink buses.


Ballachulish village car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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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