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billbaggins: Track/4978 in area near Stob an Fhuarain, Loch Linnhe to Loch Etive (Britain)
Stob an Fhuarain and Sgùrr na h-Ulaidh from Glencoe.
Ascent: 1157m, Length: 14.5km, Creator time taken: 6h32m
Descent: 1150m, Time predicted from Naismith's rule: 4h 50m + breaks
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Places Start at NN12019 56348, Stob an Fhuarain, Sgor na h-Ulaidh, end at Start
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[RWD version 1 ] Limited parking available at NN120 563, on the north side of the A82.
CAREFULLY walk 220m back (NW) towards Glencoe village and CAREFULLY cross the road to access a lane signposted for “Glencoe Mountain Cottages”.
Follow this lane south into Gleann-leac-na-muidhe. picture 1 for track/4978

Sgùrr na h-Ulaidh from Gleann-leac-na-muidhe
A wooden bridge crosses the Allt na Muidhe at NN115 554 as you enter a wooded area. picture 2 for track/4978
The wooden bridge at NN115 554
Approximately 100m farther south, at NN115 553, a bypass path to the left (east), around houses and gardens, allows continued access to the Gleann without disturbing residents. The bypass path emerges onto the lane at NN113 551.
Continue along the lane past some farm buildings to its end at NN106 546, then onto a track, then a path along the east side of Allt na Muidhe.
Follow the path for an additional 1.5 or 1.6 kms to approximately NN108 531. Head east and up to gain the ridge at the col between Aonach Dubh a’Ghlinne and Stob an Fhuarain. A faint path appears, disappears, and reappears from time to time.
Follow the ridge south to Stob an Fhuarain, 968m a Munro Top. picture 3 for track/4978
Summit cairn Stob an Fhuarain with Bidean nam Bian beyond
From Stob an Fhuarain descend around 110m south-west to a col and then continue south-west up steep ground, then west to reach the summit cairn. picture 4 for track/4978
Summit cairn Sgùrr na h-Ulaidh with Ben Nevis and Càrn Mòr Dearg on the horizon
When recording this track the ascent route was followed back to the parking area.
The Corbett, Meall Lighiche, is often included with a visit to Sgùrr na h-Ulaidh. It is recommended however, that if Meall Lighiche is to be included, then it should be ascended first. There is a slab of rock creating a “bad step” between Bealach Easan and Sgùrr na h-Ulaidh. Several accidents have occurred at this rock slab. It is much easier to negotiate this obstacle safely when ascending from Meall Lighiche than descending from Sgùrr na h-Ulaidh. picture 5 for track/4978
Meall Lighiche with Beinn a'Bheithir in the background to the right
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Uploaded on: Wed, 1 Nov 2023 (15:53:47), Linkback:
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