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Name:Groban
Hill number:1055
Height:749m / 2457ft
RHB Section:14B: The Fannaichs
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Triples, Catchment Boundaries, Broom, Ewe, Cromarty
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Inner Moray Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y)
Grid ref:NH 09986 70876
Summit feature:boulder 10m S of cairn
Drop:306m
Col:443m  NH108704  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
(1:25k) 435S
Observations:cairn is at NH 09985 70885
Survey:Abney level
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A direct line from the bothy over the little bridge worked well, forded larger second stream with dry boots. Straight up Groban and straight across to and up Beinn Bheag which were both straightforward. Ptarmigan on Groban summit area. Dropped down to ain path for return which was much less interesting than the way I came up, .dickscroop28/05/2024
From Beinn Bheag down to Bealach Gorm. Initially steep rise form bealach but more gradual further up to summit. Down NE slope to river, crossing to north side to pick up path back to bothy and then along track on north side of Loch a Bhraoin to A832.Jossker25/05/2024
Standard route along Loch a' Bhraoin. Crossed river and then easily but steeply up Beinn Bheag. Steep but easy down to, and up from, bealach to Groban. Descent to NE back to river a bit scrappy and boggy lower down.benalder28411/11/2023
Bheinn Bheag, Groban & Meallan Chuach (including trig) from Loch a' Bhraoin. Big drops between them. A bit warm (27 degrees) so a dip in the loch was required.sclater08/07/2023
From Beinn Beag. Easy descent to the col. Slope up to Groban not as steep as it initially appeared, mostly grassy. Cloud base around 650-700m, so didn't get the views. Once off the summit plateau an easy grassy descent NNE to the track and a pleasant walk back to the main road as the weather brightened.Owen B21/06/2023
Parked on verge of Destitution Road opposite start of track to bothy. Biked to bothy, Bein Bheag, then onto Groban. Descended down ridge towards bothy. With PM.CJM19/09/2022
Steep pull up from the col after Beinn Bheag. Mist descended temporarily. Descended to reach and cross the river slightly upstream from the bothy and then retrieve the bike. Just under 14 miles return with CM.bolton19/09/2022
From parking area at head of loch Bhraoin, along track to bothy, crossed stream about 1km further along and up hill side to summit. Windy with extensive views. On to Beinn Bheag.MichaelF17/05/2022
Bike from destitution road to c1 mile past doss, Beinn Bheag and Groban, back out.daviemore26/04/2022
with Rob Wight on a long tiring hot day. Standard walk in and out by Loch a Bhraoin.alexmaclennan01/09/2021
Walked from track end at Braemore, along Loch a' Bhraoin, past bothy for 1km or so, then up to Groban. Down to Bealach Gorm, then climbed Beinn Bheag. Returned SSW in trackless country, over Meallan Odhar then by stalkers path and decent tracks to Heights of Kinlochewe, then Incheril (benefit from having second car there). Route very similar to No. 312 of Scottish Hill Tracks by Scotways.willyross17/06/2021
The usual route along Loch a' Bhraoin, then the path to the river crossing (cairns) then deer tracks easily but steeply up Beinn Bheag. Steep but easy descent to Bealach Gorm on smooth grass, then steep but easy climb to Groban. Sleet and rain at the top on a strong wind but dried up on the way down. Descent is also easy, heading for the river meanders. The newer, upper track around Loch a' Bhraoin gives easier going than the lower track but a lot of up and down. A thorough soaking on the walk out.Gill20/05/2021
From Beinn Bheag, across Bealach Gorm, then back to A832 via Loch Bhraoin.IanHHill14/07/2019
From A832. Beinn Bheag, Groban, Ceann Garbh Meallan Chuaich (also visiting the trig point), camping on descent. Excellent views into Fisherfield, hot but mostly with cloud cover, and lots of horse flies on return.RobertP06/07/2018
From A832 via loch a BhraionBLACKHILL30/05/2018
Along path N of Loch a' Bhraoin, Beinn Bheag first. Excellent views into Fisherfield. 9 hours 50 with plenty of stops to soak up the views & play whats that hills name.rogreeves23/05/2018
Cycled in along the rough track to Lochinvraon. Rough but still worth it. Negotiated river crossings and the straight up east flank.Campbell Singer10/05/2018
Heathergarbo110304/01/2018
CK SheilaS03/06/2017
G and A with Elspetharthurwhittaker01/06/2017
From Lochivroan with Dave LaidlawPeterb11/05/2017
With Craig. Housechild and Vicky returned after the Corbett.Grinner13/04/2017
Cycled up to Lochivraon (track in poor condition) and climbed NE ridge. Continued to Beinn Bheag.Topographer5717/08/2016
Parked up on main road and cycled down track to Loch Vroan, along the rough road (walking may have been quicker) to the bothy behind locked lodge. The track extends another half km before becoming wet. Cut up the burn to the Bealach Gorm and climbed Ben Beag and Groban from there, back more direct to the lodge and out.nordicstar01/08/2016
The way straight back to bothy from the top works ok and river crossing fairly easy even after a lot of recent rain. A good day out.jenx01/08/2016
From Beinn Bheag. direct retun to path leading to LochivraonButeobuteo31/08/2015
1 of 4: From A832 layby at Loch a Bhraoin.ChrisR25/11/2014
With Dave Roeder. From road (9:30), bike along Loch a'Bhraoin to 113731 (10:25). Crossed river, up Groban (12:10), then Beinn Bheag (13:30), Creag Rainich (16:00) via watershed & back to bikes (17:30) & car (18:20). Low cloud & light rain, so no views; cleared on descent to glorious evening. Unfit; slow progress.dbb05/06/2014
round of 3 groban, beinn bheag, and creag rainich cycled from the road past the loch to the bothy.robertphillips20/10/2013
Groban. Groan back. My back hurts though. Back to bike at bothy.Martin R16/10/2013
selfdavidsbatty02/07/2013
On solo run from Achnasheen to Braemore.amswanston07/06/2013
walked in to stay at Locha'Broin bothy for two nights, reading Nan Shepherds 'The Living Mountain'. Clockwise circuit round Cean Garbh Meallan Chuaich, Groban, Beinn Bheag and though tired then up Corbett Creag Rainich and top.vegibagger28/08/2012
Beinn Bheag (NH 084714) & Groban (NH 099709) S/F NH 162760 Carried dingy from road to loch then paddled to far end for 2 night camp. Overcast for majority of day with sun in late afternoon. Cloud base >3000' giving spectacular views of Munros. Bothy totally transformed, now has flush toilet!John Young01/08/2012
Sol HFB30/12/2008
from B Bheag. Gingerly down to bealach out of wind. Steadily up on grass to top at 13.30.arranc14/06/2007
Trackless south side of loch, then onto Fannaichs. Sunny, strong gusty wind, good views.iangalbraith30/06/2003
With Kenfergie18/08/2001
fine steep dry grassy hill; great view. Incheril clockwise via Hts of Kinlochewe; lift down with estate worker RHW21/04/2000
Round of Creag Rainich, Beinn Bheag and Groban from Lochivraon bothy.Eddie06/11/1999
kiltedbiggles14/06/2024
Barry Smith31/05/2024
Frogreen12/03/2024
danpquinn17/02/2024
Tricky05/09/2023
weaselmaster11/07/2023
Blair28208/07/2023
GavinTheobald 330/05/2023
Robin5628/05/2023
sarahk13/05/2023