Name:The Fara
Hill number:370
Height:911.4m / 2990ft
SMC/RHB Section:04B: Loch Treig to Loch Ericht
Topographical area:HC04 Alder-chlachair
Catchment:Spey, Catchment Boundaries, Tay
Watershed:Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Firth of Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Grid ref:NN 59827 84256
Summit feature:small cairn on rock tor 100m SSW of huge cairn
Col:436m  NN543770  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL50 393
Observations:small cairn is 0.17m higher than boulder by main cairn (NN 59854 84360) and 0.29m higher than tiny cairn (NN 59842 84382) 25m NW of main cairn; main cairn has no permanent feature higher than boulder
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530/Leica RX1250
Surveys of Beinn a'Chleibh and The Fara (Final).doc
Comments:summit relocation following survey for The Munro Society
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Walkers cp by station, crossing gates locked. Crossed station Bridge and went to locked gate at end of platfor, climb able but awkward. Along track to firebreak at 2nd Lodge and steeply up through ticks! Up to wall and summit, both cairns. Back same way.Flatfield23/09/2023
Repeat, not 100% sure that I summitted in 1992. From north of Dalwhinnie, straight forestry track up to 580m, then open hillside.Topographer5705/06/2023
As others, from the quarry north of Dalwhinnie (NN 6363 8625). Good bulldozed track most of the way up, then easy walking thereafter. On to the 3 sims south. Retraced steps for the return. Just under 10k each way.jonglew04/06/2023
Started from the Quarry on the A889, above Dalwhinnie, followed the track toward Allt An't Sluic Lodge then forded the river and continued up the track, then shoulder onnthe summit plateau. The rock tor was interesting, I hadn't remembered that detail. The breeze keep the temp low, but very sunny, 3hrs all in.chillyman821/04/2023
Solo but climbing Graham Meall nan Eagan first via the north bank of Alt An't Sluic. then crossed the valley south to ascend The Fara via Coire Odhar. Descended NE to pick up vehicle track back to east of Alt An't Sluic Lodge. Fording the river will involve removal of boots if you don't want soggy socks...Parked by quarry entrance.DampandDusty19/03/2023
Following the route in the SMC Grahams guide: along track past Allt An'Sluic Lodge, onto W ridge of Meall nan Eagan - descent SW to col - traverse into Dirc Beag, which was a fascinating and rough clamber into a lost world - steep ascent above Locjan na Doire-uaine to Creag nan Aidhaircean, around the rim of the Dirc Mhor, then straight up the side of the Fara. Descent NNE then NE to extended LR track, forded Allt an t-Sluic and back to end of track. Glorious cold and clear day, stunning visibility, 16kmRockdoctor26/02/2023
Second ascent on way to tops further SW along the ridge. On my first visit 9 years ago I don't know if I bagged the big cairn or relocated rock tor summit, but both visited today.NormanW21/07/2022
Parked at petrol station £3.00, biked to gap in trees, straight up.iangalbraith29/04/2022
After bagging Meall nan Eagan went directly south to The Fara's ridge, Cloudy and windy on top. Another GPS saviour day as I would easily have walked past the cairn and Tor!Jhimmy24/09/2021
On return from Uist. Wet weather in Skye had made Garbh Bheinn an unattractive option. My initial plan to climb The Fara via the forestry roads from the A889 were dropped for lack of a secure parking slot (e-bike on car). Instead i used the 'new' approach across the railway line south of Dalwhinnie Station. A quick cycle to the fire break and then a steady (i.e. slow) pull direct to the summit and then reverse via the same route. Fish and chips in Blair Atholl and then home.langskill16/08/2021
The Fara and Meall nan Eagan from Dalwhinnie.rhalstead27/06/2021
From Dalwhinnie station, off the early train at 0920. Up past the distillery, then up the bulldozed track before Allt An't Sluic lodge. An easy grassy walk to Meall Cruaidh and almost back, then down the much steeper Walkhighlands route through the gap in the forest to Loch Ericht. I was glad I hadn't come up that way. Train back south at a way the day deserved much longer, but some days I just feel like hurrying.Pete R12/06/2021
CT HFB03/06/2021
Climbed as an alternative to the track from Culra to Dalwhinnie. We took in the ridge from Loch Pattack via Carn Mhic All' Onfaidh up to Meall Cruaidh. Hard work up to Meall Cruaidh, but magnificent views from there to The Fara along the ridge.ChrisThomas03/06/2021
Track towards Allt An't Sluic Lodge, crossing the river just before the lodge and taking the new track, then footpath, to The Fara. Fast and dry terrain to the South top, Leacann na Sguabaich, and Meall Cruaidh meant that rather than returning to Dalwhinnie via the Loch Ericht road we reversed the route back. Great walk. 4.5 hrs total.summitter17/04/2021
With Tam, summit in snow.TamCollie27/03/2021
The Fara ridge from Dalwhinnie.thekirkie pirate30/10/2020
No parking signs at track at NN 637 858. Good parking on old road at NN 640 858carole engel24/09/2020
With John and Harrison on anti-clockwise route - sunny daymproudfoot19/07/2020
From near Dalwhinnie in the snow.quadbarrel09/11/2019
From by the railway bridge on the A889 N of Dalwhinnie. Plans to also go up Meall nan Eagan were thwarted by a shoot in progress. Route and write-up at:
Parked at Dalwhinnie by rail bridge, walked along A889 to track for Allt An't Sluic lodge, ca 1km along track, then turned left across ford and along track to NE ridge of The Fara, continuing from track end on intermittent tracks to summit, then down NW ridge (following fence line), skirting W end of Dirc Mhor, turning NNE along ridge to Creag nan Adhaircean, descending N round to Dirc Bheag, SE to the high point on the col within Dirc Bheag, then ascending Meall nan Eagan SW top, descending N, then turning NE to summit of Meall Eagan, descending SW, crossing Allt an t-Sluic and rejoining track back to A889kdbennett29/09/2019
Andrew, Fiona, Gerry, TorilNHWC23/04/2019
Solo with Lily and Rosie. Overcast fresh dry morning becoming sunny. There an back walk from Dalwhinny Level Crossing. following the walk highlands route through the forest ride and onto open moorland. Moor is dry. Visited both cairns. 2 1/2 hoursalexmaclennan21/04/2019
Parked in the quarry car park, two hours 20 mins later back. The bulldozed track made it a very accessible corbett. Cloud low with a strong chilling wind. Managed to see the distillery so warmed up there!! Company: Soloiandesbottes14/04/2019
A 7 top round from the quarry on the A889 north of dalwhinnie, biked along track past sluic lodge till the end, meall nan eagan SW top, creag nan adhaircean,the fara, the fara south top, leacann na squabaich, meall cruaidh, beinn eilde,robertphillips08/04/2019
With John - stunning hot day. Extended route along the ridge - superb views inc loch ericht, Ben alder, and n round via megaich. Saw bunnies, a hare, frog, big bird of prey with white head, low flying jet. A super 15 mile day! Veryhappybunny02/07/2018
Via Allt-an-t-Sluic and Dirc Mhór then up the north-western slope. Sunny conditions but fly infested.Windy Corner24/06/2018
started at dalwinnie village you cant park at the station anymore the locals dont like it.i walked along the loch and took the steep fire break climb just after an tochailt from here its all the way up to the cairn and a bit of a pull just after the forest you come across fence poles follow them until you come to a wall and a steep pull to the top .. i follow the ridge line as far as coire anait due to time i came down from here .mikebeattie31/05/2018
Out & back from Dalwhinnie in pretty bleak weather using the firebreak in the trees to the East. On own.MorecambeMonkey03/05/2018
Climbed on DMC trip to Laggan. VERY windy day (had to crawl to summit) but ok on way up. Return by Loch Erichtamcculloch27/01/2018
with SR from track off road, N side of forest to track and summit. Cold and frosty morning.Frank30/10/2017
70th Solo. From Dalwhinnie station, follow private road along Loch Ericht passed Ben Alder lodge towards Loch Pattack, ascend SW flank to Meall Cruaidh, continue along ridge to summit, direct descent through break in trees and back to station. Mainly cool and dry with clouds above the tops, occasional light rain and breeze.RGibbs30/09/2017
Blazing hot day. Up new bulldozed road from quarry, down via firebreak to Loch Ericht. Rounsfell24/07/2017
With Dave. Snow on the top. Steep up through the forest break.mike__riley11/03/2017
CK SheilaS29/12/2016
The Fara and its tops to SW, descending to Ben Alder Lodge and return by Loch Ericht. Quite cold and windy.RobertP02/11/2016
Quick ascent from Dalwhinnie with AnneDavid Greaves09/10/2016
From the lay-by at the bend on the A 889 at NN 64010 85837. Took the track up towards Allt-an-t-Sluic lodge, then crossed the burn at the ford to take the new track up the north-east ridge. Then onwards south on a faint path to the summit. Returned the same way. With DB and BC.Man of Kernow102/07/2016
Up the new track on to the NE ridge.Track starts just before Allt an t Sluic lodge.Bit of a boulder hop to cross the stream.Down to Loch Ericht and walk back to Dalwhinnie.ARM08/04/2016
Strong SW wind so headed down lochside track to a break in the forest immediately below Meall Cruaidh, easily up this then pleasant walk with a tailwind along the ridge over intervening tops to the main summit. Then headed NW to cross Dirc Mhor and the adjoining top to N end of Loachan an Doire-uaine and Meall nan Eagan. All this more difficult ground and route finding. Easily back E then to road and dal;whinniedickscroop25/03/2016
Dalwhinnie - An Tochailt - The Fara - Dirc Bheag - Meall nan Eagan - Allt An't Sluic Lodge - Dalwhinnie.davidpettit8431/12/2015
parked at quarry along track then off left up new track.robertphillips26/07/2015
Very good track up to 700m from just north of distillery in Dalwhinnie, small ford at start. Fine tor summit.alda09/07/2015
With Stephen and Rod on the annual drive north. Started cloudy but clear on the top. Used new track above Dalwhinnie - take you to ridge where walking is good on short grass.SS20/06/2015
With Avril from RRMC busmunromurph25/04/2015
Snow all the way from Dalwhinnie. Fog all the way along the ridge. White snow, white fog can make things so deceptive.Martin R21/01/2015
Did after Meall nan Eaganduchally01/11/2014
Precursor to the MR reunion in NewtonmoreGonk01/11/2014