Name:Biod an Fhithich
Hill number:724
Height:645.9m / 2119ft
RHB Section:10A: Glen Shiel to Loch Hourn and Loch Quoich
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Alsh & Duich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y)
Grid ref:NG 95086 14728
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:154.1m
Col:491.7m  NG 9517 1420  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 33
(1:25k) 413N 414N 414S
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250/Leica GS15
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Biod an Fhithich/Saddle horseshoe from Shiel Bridge campsitedaviemore28/05/2023
From the layby eastward at 968144. A path takes you off the road immediately and then to the main path which enables a fast climb to the col. Cloudy but clear on the tops. With Gill R and CM. 4 hours taking it easy.bolton26/05/2023
By path from The Saddle layby just W of Malagan Bridge en-route back to Inverness to watch the rugby. Great hill views, great game just a shame about the resultSpudGunn26/02/2023
Stayed at the Kintail Outdoor Centre on an OMC Meet. Set off with James Priestly, parked on the A87 and followed the obvious path for the Saddle then turned right to get Biod an Fhithich. Great views west to Dornie and of the five sisters. Returned to the Saddle path and ascended the Forcan Ridge, the ridge was very draining, the rock was was wet and slimey had to stay focused the entire time. Got to Sgurr Na Forcan and dropped down toward the 10m 'step', the sight of this and the remaining bumps toward the Saddle, put me off and we baled using the east bypass path. Returning to the stone dyke and headed north to regain the ascent route. The winds only picked up on the final 500m of descent, 07:40 all inchillyman829/10/2022
An easy walk on a P.A.T.H. all the way. Good views, so itís worth saving for clear weather but preferably a bit less hot than it was today. The sad thing is that itís not so very long since the path to the Saddle was repaired but itís wrecked already. Munro buggering seems to have got horribly out of hand and I dare say the small path to Biod an Fithich will also be wrecked soon now that itís been put as a tourist walk on the Walk Highlands website.Gill24/06/2022
With John - lovely stalkers path. Good views of the Forman ridge - saw wild horses. Veryhappybunny31/08/2021
Solo Glen Shiel Skyline roundfellie12/06/2021
From saddle below Meall Odhar; wintry showerRockdoctor04/05/2021
With Beth, Luna and PeggiBigNick11/07/2020
Approach by usual route to The Saddle from P off A87. Good going - impressive summit (in mist) - rain on return.ger22/05/2019
f.a, 7 in group, windy, rain , sleet, snow, generally grim, 7.3 miles, climbed from glen Shiel lodge, rain from the start, path to gleann undalain then uphill to gain the ridge, lots of rises and tops along the ridge, some with steep ground, sleet turning to snow just before the summit, then easily down to the bealach na craoibhe and down to coire caol and back along a saturated glen to the lodgerum doodle 18/02/2019
Langie Burns' meet, Ratagan. With David, Geoff, Jim and Paul (Auchtertyre).Grinner26/01/2019
A quick ascent from A87 after Glenelg and before driving home. Good view point.MichaelF14/07/2018
From A87 up good path (usual route to The Saddle) to beallach then short climb to fine summit. Hot sunny day.RobertP04/07/2018
Solo trip, avoiding crowds heading off to The Saddle. Really pleasant hill.Invicta1402/06/2018
With Yeltzbagger after climbing Sgurr an Airgid in the morning. Yeltzbagger had trouble with his crampons.ketzster13/03/2018
With Yeltzbagger in snow. I had problems with my crampons. Climbed in the afternoon after Sgurr an Airgid in the morning.Yeltzbagger13/03/2018
With Tom, Colin & LunaBigNick11/03/2018
With Steve Smith. From the A87 (parking at NG 9676 1444). Good track over Cnoc Dubh AA to top. On to Biod an Fhithich N top and A'Mhuing before dropping back to the roadside memorial to Donald Campbell.jonglew25/10/2017
Still having a knee injury meant an easy ascent was needed. Can't believe I didn't attempt this after climbing the saddle a few years ago, so logical now.Jhimmy21/09/2017
KeithByTheC28/08/2017
Saddle path then east ridge. Fine views of Saddle and Five Sisters.Topographer5706/05/2017
G and A, Elizabeth, Monicaarthurwhittaker22/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac23/10/2016
22mins up and down from the bealach on the way up to The Saddle while Brian R. had a cuppa!Play2End15/06/2016
Circuit of Biod an Fhithich, The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine on a perfect walking day. Route and (very long-winded) write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/biod-fhithich-saddle-and-sgurr-na-sgine.htmlGayle14/05/2016
Solo. On my way down from The Saddle.Dangerous Dave23/09/2015
selfdavidsbatty30/07/2015
Solo walk/run. En route to 3rd ascent of The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgeine.amswanston14/06/2015
Second ascent all the way up north ridge from Shiel bridge. Very knobbly long ridge including tump summit and some probable subtump tops.vegibagger14/06/2015
long clockwise circuit with dad on his re confirming his Munro status on the right summit of the Saddle. From Shiel Bridge up Graham Biod an Fhithich Forcan ridge of the Saddle and all along Murdo and Graham top SIMS, leaving last one at 9.57pm just before sunset.trigpillocksson14/06/2015
Up from Shiel Bridge camp site. Tremendous views of Saddle & Five Sisters, all with freshly fallen snow on in mid May.ngthack18/05/2015
From the usual start for The Saddle. Fine stalkers path to col then easily to summit. Previous attempt in '13 thwarted by gales.nordicstar30/12/2014
From layby on A87 up the excellent stalkers path before continuing to The Saddle via The Forcan ridge & then on to Sgurr na Sgine. On own.MorecambeMonkey24/06/2014
Graham from Sheil Bridge road with Caroline and Ian. Rainy day so lower hill.nickywood102/06/2014
With Mora, from the Glen Shiel campsiteBLACKHILL29/05/2014
round of biod an fhithich and the saddle via forcan ridge from road up to col then to summit.robertphillips06/10/2013
With Robert Wright. Fantastic day staying right on Gorcan ridge to Saddle, onto Sgurr na Skine and back by Faochag. Sunny, dry and only light wind. 8 hours.alexmaclennan13/09/2013
R on way to Saddle Richard Tait03/07/2013
Stalkers path from Glen Shiel. Very hot. Nice refreshing dip in the river at the head of the glen at the end of the short day.benalder28401/07/2013
MC JC O. Goats on summit.Martin6614/10/2012
After a midgey camp by Cluanie dam with Darren on 1st day of our annual week's bagging/climbing. Fast going up stalkers path en route to do missing Munro tops for me. Out and back diversion to add this peak then up Forcan ridge.Chris Pearson18/07/2012
Galltywenallt13/07/2012
3 of 10: From Biod na Fhithich N.Top.ChrisR22/03/2012
with Alan Gent and Stephen Merckx part of way.IanHHill27/05/2011
DebsMountain Goat30/03/2011
Popped up from bealach on way to The Saddlechriswatson02/08/2010
Sunny spells, warm, calm, good views.iangalbraith14/06/2010
CK SheilaS04/05/2010
Path iced up from 700 feet clear views and warmer on top than in GlenAm Bodach20/02/2010