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.

Public Transport

None to start.


Start of Foss Mine track, B846 south of Tummel Bridge. 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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