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An Sidhean


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
814 m (2670 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
132 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
The fairy hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

An Sidhean is a large hill with a gently rounded summit which lies to the SW of a high moorland plateau. To the W its slopes fall steeply to Coire Fionnarach.

It's long S ridge, Mullach a' Gharbh-leathaid, slopes more gently down to Loch Monar and the path which ascends this slope then passes through Gleann Dubh to the bealach at Clach a' Chomharraidh offers the best ascent route.

An alternative approach can be made from Scardroy Lodge (to the NE), at the end of the public road through Strathconon, via the path through Gleann Fhiodhaig but this would necessitate a river crossing.

Hazards you may encounter on An Sidhean include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for An Sidhean

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North West Highlands
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West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
An Sidhean Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include An Sidhean.

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 Routes that include An Sidhean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 939 m 19 km 5.5 hrs An Sidhean  This is a very remote hill unless you can get permission to drive through Glen Strathfarrar. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of An Sidhean

 Baggers Gallery for An Sidhean

Me at the Summit of An Sidhean. 15/09/2012 then Climbed Bac an Eich

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

me summit An Sidhean, Maoile Lunndaidh behind, 15/09/2012

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Lynda at summit of An Sidhean 2nd May 2009, Sgurr na Fearstaig and Sgurr Fhuar-thuill behind.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands

Scott at summit of An Sidhean 2nd May 2009, Maoile Lunndaidh in background.

© Lynda Langlands

Image by Lynda Langlands
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An Sidhean
by David McSporran

Post a few words about An Sidhean or read what others have had to say.

Chris Bowles
wrote on
April 13, 2009
If you are looking for something different an approach from Strathconan can be highly recommended. This route starts at the large car park at Loch Beannacharain and takes one via a right of way to Achnashellach alongside the River Meig then the Allt an Amise and on up to An Sidhean. The views are superb and this hill could be linked with Maoile Lunndaidh from this approach. The tracks and paths are good and allows for it to be done in winter without the worry of the gates at Strathfarrar, all in all an excellent short route to a remote hill; you will have solitude here!

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 Route Write-Ups
  Date Title Written by Including...
1 21 Jun 2013 An Sidhean from Glen Strathfarrar; 13 June 2013 Roger Vander Steen An Sidhean Not Yet Rated
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