Fraochaidh, from Ballachulish
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.
Ballachulish is served by both local and Citilink buses.
Ballachulish village car park.
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, timings and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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