Name:Carn Faire nan Con
Hill number:924
Height:370m / 1214ft
SMC/RHB Section:12A: Kyle of Lochalsh to Garve
Topographical area:HW03 Sgurrmor-fannaich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 39566 59173
Summit feature:slabby small cairn on outcrop
Col:130.7m  NH 3661 6325  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 26
(1:25k) 437S
Observations:this is smaller of two cairns
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 161 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Usual route up to the track high point of the track then cross country to the summit. 3 miles.JulieB27/05/2024
Usual route up the track with Mr.Cornwallis. Very warm and humid for the time of year.Good views.ARM08/09/2023
As others up the track. Great view of the topAndrew Simmons28/06/2023
From layby on A835, 400m north of the obvious access track for this hill. Route and write-up at:
From the lay-by at 397608. Pleasant late afternoon walk up the track and then through the heather to the summit. Good views from the top.martin_hall30/07/2021
At last, a legal reason to visit property in Inverness, and this wee hill. As others, went to the high point of the hill by the track. So windy we took to the east ridge. Great viewpoint.iangalbraith04/04/2021
Deep heather, deep wet snow, but great viewsnicolajane29/02/2020
Walked up the utility track, just south of Garve, to its high point, then it is just a short steep climb to the top. Great view of Loch Luichart and StrathconanSimon Winton25/01/2020
Parked as others at service track, up to high point then vague (mostly no path) ATV and path through heather to rocky summit.N.Morters29/12/2019
Pylon track then fairly tough slog through the heather. Good viewpoint.daviemore16/11/2019
With big JNozzer17/10/2018
Parked in the bellmouth of the pylon service road, which was then followed to just past the bealach then rough heather to the small cairn at summit. Cracking views on a crisp October day.BigJ17/10/2018
Up pylon service road, then rough heather to small cairn at summit.cjo05/10/2018
After Shills meet. Some rain but clear on top with autumn colours starting. Rounsfell09/09/2018
From the layby at 397608. Up the access/service road - locked gate - and then through the heather to the summit. Bombed by flies with CM. 1 hour 40 minutes return.bolton15/07/2018
From the layby at 397608. Up the access/service road - locked gate. With PM.CJM15/07/2018
From layby, up track and onto open fell.rhalstead14/06/2018
Enjoy the motorway as you will need your energy for bashing up through the heather. However you will be rewarded with great views of the lochs at the top.elizyanne29/05/2018
Parked at the lay-by and walked back 200m down the road to pick up the access track at 398605. Good views of Loch Garve and the Wyvis range on the way up.Peterb20/02/2018
With Steve Smith from layby W side A832 (NH 3964 6090). Roadside for 350m then up pylon access road.jonglew17/02/2018
A nice walk, after the day was saved by a lovely garage in Inverness repairing my car in the morning. The voie normale, but very lovely, with the track covered in superb crunchy snow. A lot of post-holing higher up, but superb views in the sunshine and great to be out. Even the pylons looked lovely. Ice bows too.Gill16/12/2017
Parked in the lay-by on the A 835 south of Garve at NH 39640 60892. Walked along the road verge to the beginning of the pilon access road and up to the col. Then a rough heather-bash to the summit. Fine view. returned by outward route. Solo.Man of Kernow104/11/2017
carn faire nan con and cnoc na h lolaire from 398605 good track then up through heather.robertphillips06/10/2017
As Norman W. Very windy.trimarc203/10/2017
Up the pylon zig zag road, then a short steep bash to summit in very windy conditions.NormanW12/04/2017
2 of 5: From Cnoc na h-Iolaire.ChrisR03/02/2017
Parked at the foot of the landrover track leading to the pylons near Garve. Easy bag, then traverse to IolaireThearlaichdubh16/09/2016
Up the motorway.Chris Peart10/06/2016
Solo jog. From Garve, up by the new power line motorway.amswanston01/05/2016
With Jenx. Parking now at old lane-end by main road at 398605. Shocking track now in place to service new power lines. Double width track all way to col and beyond. Cut up onto hill from bealach, roughish ground to pleasant summit.nordicstar05/02/2016
The track and pylons are a blot on the landscape. Otherwise a good little walk with nice viewsjenx05/02/2016
MC JC DC O. From main road. Parked in layby and walked back east for a few hundred metres. The rough path by the pylons is now gone and replaced by a Landie track built for the Beauly / Mossford pylon line replacement. To bealach across rough heathery ground to summit. Good VP down Loch Luichart - spoilt only by the pylons. Cold on top.Martin6620/11/2015
A quickie with Martin66, JC & O during a week at Strathcarron. Parked in a layby just S of Garve, walked back along the road (unpleasant)& took the bulldozed tracks upwards. At least it made for quick going. Pleasant enough walk higher up for a good view apart from the pylons of course. Back by the same route.NotReallyABagger20/11/2015
There is a new forest track that follows pylons for a while and then used original track to ridge from whence it is vegetation bashing time. Would have got the Hump too, but felt oddly tired and not in mood for further heather, tall grass and bracken.Martin R05/10/2014
A sunny evening but with a cool east breeze. From the north a rough track follows the course of power lines, from the highest point of that track, bear left towards the summit. There are no crag difficulties but the final push to the summit is heavy going through steep and long heather.Topographer5725/08/2014
With Bruce and Caroline Milree and MarkRobF06/03/2014
Usual route using track from main road and up onto summitAndrewFinnimore06/11/2013
Solo tripInvicta1423/08/2013
lovely day , very short walk, easy to park at a laybye. Helen , Jon, Alison.tallblond02/09/2012
By the dam is a gap in the fence. Follow a bracken infested clearing parallel to the loch which meets an old track at NH391586. This track follows the line of the power lines to the ridge W of the summit for a straightforwards ascent to the summit.Jim.Fothergill05/04/2011
with MM, but he did not go to summit HFB29/12/2009
Marilyn 370. Walked up from Gairbh on path beside OHLs before ascending heather bank just past the point where the fence turns.Buteobuteo03/10/2009
Drove up road to Tarvie and ascended from there over Creg a Chaoruinn avoiding bracken where possible.JohnW03/06/2009
Climbed gfrom lay by nr garve. Muddy track follows pylons to bealach then rhs of deer fence to summit. Lots of steep heather. Summit rocky.maknipe25/07/2007
Lay by on busy A835 just before Garve. Access track steeply up above a house between two sets of pylons. Mist lowering. Clamber to top over 3' heather at 10.15.arranc12/06/2007
From A835 near Loch GarveBLACKHILL18/04/2002