Biod an Fhithich, south Glenshiel

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A steep but rewarding walk to the summit of Biod an Fhithich (Point of the Ravens) where there are great views of the Saddle and the Forcan ridge and also down Loch Duich. The option of descending along the ridge to Shiel Bridge to make a longer and more strenuous route is also described.


Clear and well built path which climbs steeply to the col, from here the rest of the ascent is mainly pathless over rough ground.

Public Transport

Citilink buses from Glasgow and Inverness on A87 (request stop at drivers discretion).


Layby on A87 (T). 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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