Name:Farragon Hill
Hill number:136
Height:782.4m / 2567ft
SMC/RHB Section:02A: Loch Rannoch to Glen Lyon
County/UA:Perth and Kinross
Topographical area:HC13 Schiehallion-farragon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 84035 55298
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:596.8m  NN 8262 5417  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 52
(1:25k) OL49E 386E
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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After end of track, surprisingly rough and time-consuming slog through heather and boggy sections, then pleasant steep ascent up grass with traces of paths to the nice little summit. Slog just as bad on return!NorfolkPT2102/06/2024
Up Foss Mine track almost to the top of Meall Tairneachan, steeply down eastwards to rejoin track, through the now disused mine area and on almost to the end of the track. Faint and intermittent path to Farragon Hill then straight back via the track to the start. All quite straightforward.TRG31808/11/2023
From Loch Tummel via track from Netherton and Beinn Eagagach. Short snow flurry but clear day with cold wind.N.Morters14/10/2023
1 of 6: From Netherton. There is a small- 2 car- designated parking bay by the lochside. Cloud drifting on and off at the top: mainly on. With Karen.ChrisR30/09/2023
From Meall Tairneachan dropped down to pick up the mine track.Fellhugger11/09/2023
From the west using the mine road/track then intermittent trodden paths to the summit. Final bit up to the summit was hard work! Returned by the same route. Didn't include Meall Tairneachan this time as have already done it twice before.Fife Walking18/09/2022
Solo Meall Tairneachan & Farragon Hill from the B846. Took the track to the mine (via the Meall Tairneachan summit), and then the faint track and path up Farragon Hill, then back the same way. The mine was quiet (Sunday) so was able to walk through the middle of it with no issues. Cloudy with sunny spells, and fairly gusty on Farragon Hill. Total time 4h 22min.mproudfoot07/08/2022
Meall Tarneachan and Farragon Hill from the layby opposite the entrance to the Foss mine. Followed the track from Foss mine then bashed my way through the heather to the summitGary Heath31/05/2022
Fifth visit, on TGOC22Colin Crawford19/05/2022
With Meall Tairneachan from Tummel. Cycled from Pitlochry to Netherton, used tracks for both hills, cut down over Doire Leathan to track through forestry to Frenich. Shower in morning at Perth station, but dry while I was out and sunny too. Below zero above 600m and a scattering of snow. Met one couple at summit of Farragon. Rounsfell03/01/2022
From Edradynate (parked on wide verge above hydro turbine house at NN884519) via Brae of Cluny and estate track to ridge. Then off-piste to summit. Popped up to Beinn Eagagach and had a look at the old barytes mine pits.vuirich16/08/2021
Solo MTB from Netherton on S shore of Loch Tummel. Good track to Lochan a' Chait. Walk to summit over trackless ground.John Lee14/07/2021
With Meall Tairneachan from Aberfeldy. Usual route via baryte mine from Meall Tairneachan. Descended NE past Lochan a' Chait to 4x4 track, then past Loch Glassie back to Aberfeldy.quadbarrel24/04/2021
Stunning snowy walk from quarry entry along the mine road Meall Tairneachan and Farragon, down to track and onto mine road and on to strathtay. (seemed a better option when looking at out and back). Really nice walk in fantastic views to schehallion and Ben Lawers to the south and Beinn a'Ghlo to the north. 15 miles in 6hrs 10 with deep snow at timesNicky C30/12/2020
Standard out and back of the two Corbetts. 111th Corbett, half way there.Owen B27/09/2020
Climbed with Heinke (DMC) - started off terrible weather but by the time we reached Farragon hill completely clear and sunnyamcculloch25/07/2020
With David Alexander and Dave Roberts. From bottom of mine track on B846 (10:20) walked to highest point and followed small path to summit (11:35). Back to track and followed it downhill past the Baryte workings to its end. Climbed up to Farragon Hill SW ridge and thence to summit (2:10); steep at end. Descended same route initially then E to track and down past Lurgan and Milton of Cluny to car parked at 884518 just N of end of estate road (17:00). Mainly high cloud with good views.dbb14/07/2020
Via Foss Mines TrackPaulineD11/07/2020
Start from a parking area off the road Grid 869595 Netherton, take the main track all the way then over rough ground to the top return the same way.smocks and denims25/10/2019
Up the 4WD track from Netherton, crossing a being-built road going E-W across the range (I know that these mountain tracks are handy for us baggers, but surely enough now!). Eventually the track took me to just below Beinn Eagagach, after which I went cross country to Meall an Fhearna, Beinn Eagagach West Top, then Farragon Hill. Returned to Netherton via the North Top, Creag an Lochain and its North Top, Soon Mhor, then a track to the east of the burn east of this final hill, which leads all the way back to the lochside road. About 5 leisurely hrs in total.summitter20/09/2019
With Sue from Netherton the river crossing just passable on a very wet and windy day. This made the use of bikes not a good idea. Walked the track then onto the fairly craggy top. Returned same way. expected the rain to ease and rivers were passable.Frank31/08/2019
Biked to what used to be Netherton for a late evening ascent of Tom an Fhuarain before a bivi just before the top of Beinn Eagagach continuing the next day with ten more tops to finish at the Lime kiln car park and my car. Beinn Eagagach; Creag an Lochain; Farragon Hill; Creag Mhadaidh; Creag an Loch; Ciochana Chop; Meall Tairneachan; Creag Chean and Meall Odhar Mor. A lot of heather!dickscroop26/08/2019
Day's walk in steady rain with John, Mike, Dave M & Scott.barnz4827/04/2019
E along forest track from B846 to near Meall Tairneachan, up and down that, continuing along track through mine (not active on a Saturday) to its end, then across rocky hills to Farragon Hill, approaching it from SW, and ascending. Return more directly W to forest track and back to B846.kdbennett24/11/2018
Through the mine from the west. Saturday, so no-one told us we couldn't.Pete R10/11/2018
From Netherton following good track, which I left at a dog-leg, after some descent from passing Beinn Eagagach. Farragon looks & is a superb hill, which appears to be further from the dog-leg than it is. A nice remote feel on this approach, once good track is left.ger05/09/2018
Walked in from the road at the start of mine Rd, Cold start to the day both Corbett done. lot of snow and good news it was hard.Nozzer01/04/2018
Parked at NN780562 across the road to forest entrance. Lots of snow mostly of good quality. Long walk in, actually interesting walking through mine and quarry. Top looked a bit too steep without crampons, but moving around southwards was much easier. Long walk back, but only took 6 hours.Jhimmy31/03/2018
Solo. Parked just east of Netherton. Everywhere was white with deep snow and thigh-deep drifts. The walk in was very arduous under these conditions. Steep ice climb requiring front points of crampons to get up last section to summit cairn! Scary climbing back down!Dangerous Dave19/03/2018
Recce for club walkiansm18/11/2017
From Edradynate in thick fog and pouring rain. The hill was completely invisible from the track, so I climbed way too high up the track before realising I was nearly at the top of the adjacent HUMP. Oops. After back tracking to Lochan a'Chait, the mist cleared, and it was jolly good to be able to see the route upwards. Thoroughly soaked.Gill13/11/2016
Parted with Jon, Smudge and Steve here to continue on to Beinn Eagagach.Alex C12/11/2016
Tomphubil CP to Weem Hotel with AC, JG & SG.Smudge12/11/2016
On my own. Stevie n Tay waited at the car after we had originally taken the wrong route.Yeltzbagger15/08/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac19/07/2016
Parked at the old lime kilns, with mora, past mine - watch out for massive trucks on mine road, track goes well past mine.BLACKHILL18/05/2016
Farragon Hill and Meall Tairneachain, from Frenich as recommended by jimbloomer below. Ascended via Creag an Lochain; descended via Doire Leathan and track through Frenich Wood.davidpettit8423/10/2015
From the Limekiln, down the B846 and up the mine road which eventually fizzled out leaving a grassy ascent to the summit. Cloud which was coming and going, very much down on the summit.Windy Corner18/10/2015
Second Corbett of the day with GHC. Low cloud and cool breeze on the summit. A wee bit lost in the forest on our way back to Aberfeldy.Play2End18/10/2015
Walked from Tay Forrest path to Aberfeldy via Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill.honey badger18/10/2015
Fine way up from south once across col from An Guirean.alda06/07/2015
With M. Easy but excitingly rocky top. Didn't attempt the second Corbett.douglas_easton26/04/2015
Long up and back from Netherton on Loch Tummel roadrjf3525/07/2014
15th Solo. Bus Pitlochry to Kynachan. B846 to track through forest, follow all the way to summit of Meall Tairneachan. Pass open cast mine, then tracks disappear, ENE to summit Farragon Hill, then continue along highest line with crags on right til access Rob Roy Way by comms mast. Dry, overcast day, a couple of light showers, but good visibility. Second half of day good for navigation practice, else little to commend these hills. Hard going off the quarry tracks.RGibbs24/04/2014
Circuit from Frenich. Good parking and new hydro road to 380m.jimbloomer02/06/2013
. from Foss mines road, 2 Corbetts, 7 GTs and 3 subs RHW02/03/2013