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Fraoch Bheinn from Strathan, Loch Arkaig

County/Area - Highland

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 2700 feet / 818 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference NM987916
Lat 56.971648 // Long -5.313456
Postcode PH34 4EL (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This walk is inspirational will be remembered for a long time. Taking you to the edge of a wilderness, it provides a taste of solitude hard to find in our crowded island. From the small settlement of Gairlochy to the west of Spean Bridge, a narrow road heads west for over 20km along the shores of Loch Arkaig to Strathan. The lochside road needs care and provides nearly half an hour of increasing anticipation as you head into the mountains. Reaching the end of the public road at a gate (grid ref. NM987916), you are in beautiful, wild Glen Dessarry surrounded by hills. Apart from a few scattered buildings you have reached a very isolated part of Scotland - the edge of the "Rough Bounds of Knoydart".

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 399Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer 399Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 33Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 33Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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