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Name:The Fara
Hill number:370
Height:911.4m / 2990ft
RHB Section:04B: Loch Treig to Loch Ericht
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey, Catchment Boundaries, Tay
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Firth of Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 59828 84255
Summit feature:rock tor 100m SSW of huge cairn
Col:436m  NN543770  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL50 393
Observations:0.17m higher than boulder by main cairn (NN 59854 84360) and 0.29m higher than tiny cairn (NN 59842 84382) 25m NW of main cairn. Main cairn has no permanent feature higher than boulder.
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Surveys of Beinn a'Chleibh and The Fara (Final).doc
Comments:summit relocation following survey for The Munro Society
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Parked at Dalwhinnie by rail bridge, walked along A889 to track for Allt An't Sluic lodge, ca 1km along track, then turned left across ford and along track to NE ridge of The Fara, continuing from track end on intermittent tracks to summit, then down NW ridge (following fence line), skirting W end of Dirc Mhor, turning NNE along ridge to Creag nan Adhaircean, descending N round to Dirc Bheag, SE to the high point on the col within Dirc Bheag, then ascending Meall nan Eagan SW top, descending N, then turning NE to summit of Meall Eagan, descending SW, crossing Allt an t-Sluic and rejoining track back to A889kdbennett29/09/2019
Andrew, Fiona, Gerry, TorilNHWC23/04/2019
Solo with Lily and Rosie. Overcast fresh dry morning becoming sunny. There an back walk from Dalwhinny Level Crossing. following the walk highlands route through the forest ride and onto open moorland. Moor is dry. Visited both cairns. 2 1/2 hoursalexmaclennan21/04/2019
Parked in the quarry car park, two hours 20 mins later back. The bulldozed track made it a very accessible corbett. Cloud low with a strong chilling wind. Managed to see the distillery so warmed up there!! Company: Soloiandesbottes14/04/2019
A 7 top round from the quarry on the A889 north of dalwhinnie, biked along track past sluic lodge till the end, meall nan eagan SW top, creag nan adhaircean,the fara, the fara south top, leacann na squabaich, meall cruaidh, beinn eilde,robertphillips08/04/2019
Via Allt-an-t-Sluic and Dirc Mhór then up the north-western slope. Sunny conditions but fly infested.Windy Corner24/06/2018
started at dalwinnie village you cant park at the station anymore the locals dont like it.i walked along the loch and took the steep fire break climb just after an tochailt from here its all the way up to the cairn and a bit of a pull just after the forest you come across fence poles follow them until you come to a wall and a steep pull to the top .. i follow the ridge line as far as coire anait due to time i came down from here .mikebeattie31/05/2018
Out & back from Dalwhinnie in pretty bleak weather using the firebreak in the trees to the East. On own.MorecambeMonkey03/05/2018
Climbed on DMC trip to Laggan. VERY windy day (had to crawl to summit) but ok on way up. Return by Loch Erichtamcculloch27/01/2018
with SR from track off road, N side of forest to track and summit. Cold and frosty morning.Frank30/10/2017
70th Solo. From Dalwhinnie station, follow private road along Loch Ericht passed Ben Alder lodge towards Loch Pattack, ascend SW flank to Meall Cruaidh, continue along ridge to summit, direct descent through break in trees and back to station. Mainly cool and dry with clouds above the tops, occasional light rain and breeze.RGibbs30/09/2017
Blazing hot day. Up new bulldozed road from quarry, down via firebreak to Loch Ericht. Rounsfell24/07/2017
CK SheilaS29/12/2016
The Fara and its tops to SW, descending to Ben Alder Lodge and return by Loch Ericht. Quite cold and windy.RobertP02/11/2016
Quick ascent from Dalwhinnie with AnneDavid Greaves09/10/2016
From the lay-by at the bend on the A 889 at NN 64010 85837. Took the track up towards Allt-an-t-Sluic lodge, then crossed the burn at the ford to take the new track up the north-east ridge. Then onwards south on a faint path to the summit. Returned the same way. With DB and BC.Man of Kernow102/07/2016
Up the new track on to the NE ridge.Track starts just before Allt an t Sluic lodge.Bit of a boulder hop to cross the stream.Down to Loch Ericht and walk back to Dalwhinnie.ARM08/04/2016
Strong SW wind so headed down lochside track to a break in the forest immediately below Meall Cruaidh, easily up this then pleasant walk with a tailwind along the ridge over intervening tops to the main summit. Then headed NW to cross Dirc Mhor and the adjoining top to N end of Loachan an Doire-uaine and Meall nan Eagan. All this more difficult ground and route finding. Easily back E then to road and dal;whinniedickscroop25/03/2016
Dalwhinnie - An Tochailt - The Fara - Dirc Bheag - Meall nan Eagan - Allt An't Sluic Lodge - Dalwhinnie.davidpettit8431/12/2015
parked at quarry along track then off left up new track.robertphillips26/07/2015
Very good track up to 700m from just north of distillery in Dalwhinnie, small ford at start. Fine tor summit.alda09/07/2015
With Stephen and Rod on the annual drive north. Started cloudy but clear on the top. Used new track above Dalwhinnie - take you to ridge where walking is good on short grass.SS20/06/2015
With Avril from RRMC busmunromurph25/04/2015
Snow all the way from Dalwhinnie. Fog all the way along the ridge. White snow, white fog can make things so deceptive.Martin R21/01/2015
Did after Meall nan Eaganduchally01/11/2014
From 637858 along the north side of the forest then up to The FaraGallovidian12/06/2013
creag ruadh and the fara enroute to culra bothy.robertphillips09/03/2012
With Will. On way into Culra bothy.Grinner30/07/2011
Done from road just N of Dalwhinnie, with Andrew on a fairly sunny day.jonbowyer08/08/2010
Circuit from Dalwhinnierjf3513/04/2009
Jenx from Moulin - missed this one earlier in winter due to bad weather. Up in deep snow from lochside via firebreak in the forest.nordicstar12/03/2009
From laggan RoadSJ27/02/2009
Round the back and up Dirc Mhor, quite interesting, Snowy on top.Colinmac200506/12/2008
Solo.Dangerous Dave03/08/2007
From 637858 along the north side of the forest then up to The Fara, down through Dirc Mhor, and up Meall nan EaganGallovidian13/07/2007
1 of 4: From Dalwhinnie.ChrisR16/01/2007
With Ali. Ascended E end and walked length of ridge. Do not recommend direct descent through to Loch Pattack- goes through a rough area which looks like it is being planted. Lots of ticks there. Head S towards Loch Ericht instead.paddyirish14/09/2006
From Dalwhinnie with A,C and B.PeterD10/07/2006
With Dave Roeder during return by bike from Culra Bothy. Very hot sunny day. From lochside (9:20) up fire-break and direct to top. Big cairn, strong breeze (welcome). Descended by same route to bikes (11:35). dbb12/07/2005
Very steep but shortish day from Loch Ericht road. Afterwards lunch in Dalwhinnie.douglas_easton20/03/2005
The Fara (NN 597840) S/F NN636858 Calm, mild, dry, cloudbase >2500', brokenJohn Young01/08/2004
Half-day hike with John, Gareth & Martinbarnz4822/06/2002
MC JC. May bank holiday. Climbed from Dalwhinnie in 1h 30. Sunny and hot. Excellent views from the huge summit cairn - including the N. face of the Ben which was still holding a lot of snow.Martin6626/05/2001
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001