Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill

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Between Loch Tummel and Aberfeldy is an area of lumpy, heathery hills and minor summits, with two Corbetts: Meall Tairneachan and the more distinctive Farragon Hill. Below the top of the former is a working open-cast Barytes mine and the hills are scored with hard tracks; this route follows the mine road up to the first hill and through the mine before making a pathless, more rugged approach to Farragon Hill. The mine is a dangerous industrial site; obey any instructions and if possible visit at the weekend.


Mine track with section of pathless, rough heather.

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None to start.


Start of Foss Mine track, B846 south of Tummel Bridge. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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