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Farragon Hill


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.
783 m (2568 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.
186 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.
St. Fergan's 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
  52   Pitlochry to Crieff

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

Farragon Hill and Meall Tairneachan (Corbett) are neighbouring Corbetts to the S of Loch Tummel and are usually climbed together.

Farragon Hill has a compact rocky summit at the intersection of four short ridges, NW, NE, SE, SW in the shape of a cross. The summit is very craggy, but there is a route through the crags on the SW side.

Access to Farragon Hill is normally from a hill track across Meall Tairneachan which comes within 1.5km of the summit. However a track from Netherton on Loch Tummel to Edradynate near Aberfeldy passes within 850m of the summit and offers alternative routes.

Hazards you may encounter on Farragon Hill include
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Scrambling (minor), easy hand and footholds.
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.
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Southeastern Highlands
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East Highlands
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Ben Lawers
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Farragon Hill Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Farragon Hill.

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 Routes that include Farragon Hill
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1088 m 16.91 km 5.5 hrs Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill  A long route mostly on hill track across rolling hills. Could be made shorter if a second vehicle could be left at Edradynate (SE of Farragon Hill). Not Yet Rated 

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 Baggers Gallery for Farragon Hill

James at summit of Farragon Hill. Schiehallion clearly visible in background. 14/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

A lovely sunny summit with great views. 14/05/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

at the Summit Farragon Hill 10/03/2012. L-R Murray Coutts a nice fellow from the St Andrews area we met on the hill, myself and wullie Hunter

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

A great little hill with scenery to match on a sunny,cloudless day.

© Ian Mather

Image by Ian Mather
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Barry Kelso on 05 Aug 2018
Neil Woodhead on 05 May 2018
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Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill
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Alan Puckrin
wrote on
April 27, 2013
If you are doing both corbetts from the Lime Kiln GR778545 and like me cannot face the "Desolation of Smaug" aka The Mine workings on your return then I recommend heading SW from the summit to Lochan Lairig Laoigh which gives great views of the hill. From there traverse the southern slopes of the Tairneachan ridge for 3.5Km using until passed Meall Odhar Mor before heading for the forest above the Lime Kiln. This was quicker and far more scenic than the alternative of reversing the outward route.
David McSporran
wrote on
December 8, 2008
If approaching from Edradynate, there is a sign on a gate at NN882524 which requests that walkers and cyclists should first seek consent from the Keeper before venturing onto the Estate. The phone number given is 01887 840359. Doing so could avoid having to turn back if the red flag much further up the track at NN853552 warning of stalking in progress happens to be flying!
Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
October 29, 2008
27th October 2008. There is ample parking space near Edradynate at 884519, a short distance off the back road. There is also a stalking red flag at 872924 on the track near Brae of Cluny (not shown on older maps).
Alex Bryce
wrote on
October 9, 2006
An enjoyable and pleasant Corbett ascent, very similar in nature to that of nearby Ben Vrackie. The approach track from the south could not be more straightforward & the final couple of hundred metres to the top are steep enough to get your blood pumping but over soon enough. Terrific views too, including an interesting perspective upon the mine workings below nearby Meall Tairneachan's summit. Save for a clear half-day. CAUTION: At gridref: NN 855 550 there's a warning sign where a red-flag will be fluttering if there's stalking about - prior checks will save a 3 mile trudge home.

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