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Name:Druim Fada
Hill number:786
Height:744m / 2441ft
RHB Section:10D: Mallaig to Fort William
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Eil, Catchment Boundaries, Lochy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 08703 82396
Summit feature:tiny cairn
Col:228m  NN049838  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 392 399
Observations:mossy mound 35m SW at NN 08684 82367 and cairn 70m SW at NN 08676 82336 and are as high
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 149 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Glen Loy road end west along good track then SSW up ridge in deepish snow to Druim Fada west top. Then very pleasantly east to Stob a Ghrianain, great views of Ben Nevis, best I have seen. Direct descent not possible in conditions so headed further east along ridge past some very attractive wind blown ice formations for just over 1 km before cutting down via Puitachean and back to car.dickscroop28/01/2019
From Glen Loy, through Puiteachean. Careful, the black spaniel bit me. Hot, sunny, calm, melted.iangalbraith04/07/2018
MC JC O. Leisurely 4hr anti clockwise round on very cold day. Hazy but clear. Great viewpoint.Martin6602/01/2018
CK SheilaS31/12/2016
From Inverskilavulin bridge. Route and write-up at:
From Bridge in Glen Loy at Puiteachan.ChrisR02/04/2015
From Inverskilavulin Bridge,up forest tracks(waymarked)across the Allt Coire an Lightuinn on wooden bridge & then Northeast up grassy & heathery slopes. Return as outward. With Gavin.MorecambeMonkey22/03/2015
From Glen Loy road head, out along valley and cut up coire to West Top and Trig. Along the fine ridge to main summit and directly down, over new deer fences. Long tussocky grass a nuisance lower down.nordicstar20/09/2014
up over wet ground from end of road in glen loy.robertphillips31/08/2014
Solo, from Glen Loy.amswanston29/08/2014
From Achnanellan.ngthack03/03/2014
From Glen Loy. Fortunately a metal deer gate at Puiteachean was not locked. Dodged a few patches of hard snow. Ascended steep N ridge, descended gentler NW ridge. Overtaken on summit ridge by three runners.Topographer5724/02/2013
From Fassfern, along ridge to trig, Graham revisit, then Graham-top-bagged my way N across 2 valleys then back via Gulvain and Aodainn Chleirig. Hadn't bothered to check the total ascent beforehand - 2500m - took a while...RHW26/08/2012
Solo, bivvy on summit Uisdean2504/06/2012
This felt like a hill too far. I was kna, er very tired.IanHHill26/05/2012
Sign near bridge implies path through forest to summit, not true and breach of Access code. Involves climbing over double deer fence too. Coming back I headed for Puiteachan,worked around high locked gate and used the track.Martin R15/03/2012
Solo tripInvicta1426/05/2010
With Mora from Achnanellan -Glen LoyBLACKHILL01/05/2010
ran with alextom smith03/04/2010
Stob a' Ghrianain (NN087823) S/F NN 096846 Cold, strong wind at top, mostly overcast and occasional showers. Cloud base about 3000'.John Young01/04/2010
Parked at Puiteachan in Glen Loy. On track to new bridge, around back of house, by side of electrified cattle fence uphill over very rough stuff, churned by cattle. To open moor west of forest to cross a new deer fence at its junction with the new cattle fence. Why don't they build stiles? Onto grass for last 500' on a 45 degree slope with stone runs and to top at 11.55. A few stones marked the top. Magnificent stone man visible from the glen, not at the top. Fort William scarring the views. Better views from a cairn to SE. My 200th Graham. Ptarmigan.arranc06/07/2009
With Ian, Jeanette from BW. Walm up walk for Ben Nevis. deep river ford on way back.Jim T15/09/2001
fine hill, NB private br @ 090847. glen loy: achnanellan, clockwise RHW20/08/1999
Solo. Left the car where track to Puiteachan leaves the road. I ascended to the summit of Druim Fada (744m). On the way back down the glen a vehicle pulled off the road to let me pass and went into a ditch.pwbellarby25/07/1999
Round of Grahams and Corbetts from Fassfern. Afterwards, skidding down, nice farmer pulled the car out of a ditch.Eddie30/01/1998
Ascended from Glen Loy in low cloud.JohnW30/05/1993
carole engel25/05/2019
dave g24/07/2018
hill walker25/03/2017
Sick Kid05/09/2016
Dave McG23/03/2016
Erik B23/03/2016