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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

Starting from the Forestry Commission car park at Braes of Foss, this route goes South to a former sheep fank, before turning west up towards the summit ridge of the mountain. This route is the built section of the path up Schiehallion (the Fairy Mountain). The first part of the route follows a constructed aggregate path on average 1.6m wide for 1.032km until a former sheep fank is reached. This section has all drainage features below the path and is largely 3 degrees gradient apart from one section of 65 metres at 8 degrees gradient. There is a slight central camber but no cross gradient. From the sheep fank the built path goes 2.40 km until the rocky summit ridge is reached. The path is built with aggregate interspersed with stone pitching (1 m up to 15m long) and includes stone cross drains and water bars for surface drainage. The gradient ranges from 10 to 30 degrees with occasional cross gradients. The final section to the summit ascends 200metres over 1.5km with a barely discernable route over a broad rocky ridge . This part of the hill is particularly exposed to the elements and can be subject to severe and adverse weather conditions which could make navigation difficult.

Surveyed by: Elizabeth Auty, May 2012 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 5More Information
Distance: 3.0 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: There is a forestry commission car park at Braes of Foss.
Steps: The first section from the car park to sheep fank are designed with all drainaige fetures below the path. Parts of the path after the sheep fank are steep stone pitching with around 38 cross drains, 97 waterbars and 28 sections of stone pitching. The final 1.5km to the summit is without a path and over a rocky stone field.
Barriers: There is a 95cm wide gate leading from the car park.
Toilets: No

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Plaque to commemorate Maskelyne experiment to determine the earth's mass  carried out on Schiehallion in 1774

Information Plaque to commemorate Maskelyne experiment to determine the earth's mass carried out on Schiehallion in 1774

Entrance to car park.

CarPark Entrance to car park.

 

CarPark

Picnic table at car park.

Seat Picnic table at car park.

Pay & Display machine.

CarPark Pay & Display machine.

Gate at start of path. 95cm.

Gate Gate at start of path. 95cm.

Latch on gate on side away from car park.

Gate Latch on gate on side away from car park.

Seats and interpretation board at start of path.

Seat Seats and interpretation board at start of path.

 

Path

first of two bridges.

Path first of two bridges.

 

Path

 

Path

Cup marked stone

Feature of Interest Cup marked stone

Cup marked stone 5m off path to north

Surface Cup marked stone 5m off path to north

 

Path

 

Path

Route of grass path to kissing gate giving access to adjacent Dun Coilich community woodland

Path Route of grass path to kissing gate giving access to adjacent Dun Coilich community woodland

 

Path

 

Path

Sheep fank.

Path Sheep fank.

Looking North along landrover track

Path Looking North along landrover track

Looking south along landrover track towards Glen Mhor

Path Looking south along landrover track towards Glen Mhor

First of stone water bars after sheep fank.

Path First of stone water bars after sheep fank.

Path gradient steepens to between 18 and 58  percent.

Gradient Path gradient steepens to between 18 and 58 percent.

example of stone cross drain

Step example of stone cross drain

 

Step

 

Step

Steep stone pitching.

Step Steep stone pitching.

 

Step

 

Seat

Stone seats and view point. This is at about 500m, a rise of about 150m from the car park, and about half way along the route to the top viewpoint (a third of the way to the summit).

Feature of Interest Stone seats and view point. This is at about 500m, a rise of about 150m from the car park, and about half way along the route to the top viewpoint (a third of the way to the summit).

 

Path

 

Path

Old grouse butt.

Feature of Interest Old grouse butt.

Steep stone pitching.

Path Steep stone pitching.

Uneven bedrock.

Path Uneven bedrock.

Uneven bedrock.

Path Uneven bedrock.

 

Path

 

Path

Start of summit boulder field, and the end of the built path. This is an excellent viewpoint. This part of the hill is particularly exposed to the elements and can be subject to severe and adverse weather conditions which could make navigation difficult. After the end of the path at the viewpoint (at 880metres) the route to the summit ascends 200metres over 1.5km with a barely discernable route over a broad rocky ridge.

Path Start of summit boulder field, and the end of the built path. This is an excellent viewpoint. This part of the hill is particularly exposed to the elements and can be subject to severe and adverse weather conditions which could make navigation difficult. After the end of the path at the viewpoint (at 880metres) the route to the summit ascends 200metres over 1.5km with a barely discernable route over a broad rocky ridge.

 

Path

 

Path

Summit 1083m

View Summit 1083m

East Schiehallion route to munro summit Phototrail

 

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Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
Visibility
Width
Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
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End
Path
Start

 

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