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The Fara


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.
911 m (2988 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.
8 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.
Ladder mountain

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
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

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

The Fara along with Meall Cruaidh forms a long ridge on the NW shore of Loch Ericht, that offers a 4.5 km high level walk with a lowest point of 830m.

The Fara has two tops, to the N lies the true summit (911m) and 2.8 km to the SSW lies the second top (910m). There is a bigger drop between the two tops of The Fara (830m col) than there is between the SW top and Meall Cruaidh (850m col). The SE slopes are generally very steep except at the Dalwhinnie end.

If you decide to walk the ridge you are recommended not attempt a descent until close to Ben Alder Lodge.

Hazards you may encounter on The Fara include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
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 The Fara

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
The Fara Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include The Fara.

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 Routes that include The Fara
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 794 m 21.05 km 5.5 hrs The Fara  The Fara can be done as a short sharp climb, but the route here takes you for a wonderful high level walk. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of The Fara

 Baggers Gallery for The Fara

James sheltering behind massive cairn out of the very severe wind. 12/07/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

An absolutely freezing day on the summit. 12/07/2015

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Me at the summit of The Fara 10-02-2013

© Eddie Robb

Image by Eddie Robb

andrew law at the cairn on the fara on sunday 10th feb 2013

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law
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Recently Climbed By
Ian & May smith on 22 Aug 2020

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The Fara
by David McSporran
Meall nan Eagan and The Fara
by Andrew Porter

Post a few words about The Fara or read what others have had to say.

Roger Vander Steen
wrote on
July 13, 2007
12th July 2007. We left the A86 at 636 858 and followed the forest road to the point where it ends at a stream at 616 844. A break on the right leads to a gate in the fence at 613 845. From here tussocky ground is followed by a steep heather and blaeberry slope before emerging on the grassy summit ridge.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
July 11, 2006
Very easy indeed, followed the obvious treeline from behind one of the houses on Loch Erichtside. Eventually a stone dyke leads to the cairn further up the slope. A great viewpoint for very little effort.

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