Bruach na Frithe

Summary for Bruach na Frithe

Bruach na Frithe is a route in “The Cuillin” region / range which is located in the The Islands area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 7:06 am
Sunset 7:52 pm
12 hours 45 minutes(s) daylight
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The "Easiest Munro" on The Cuillin

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10 km/ 6.21 miles590 m/ 1935.7 ft5 hours plus
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Generally considered the "easiest munro" of The Cuillin, Bruach na Frithe is one of 3 major peaks on the northern section.

Just by Alltdearg House, which is just 600m west of Sligachan take the private road to which bypasses the house. Follow the path along the north western bank of the Allt Dearg Mor towards the Bealach a' Mhaim (this is the pass between Sligachan & Glen Brittle). Then at about 300m and marked by a cairn head into Fionn Choire and head up the north west ridge of Bruach na Frithe onto the summit which is marked with a trig point.

Descend via a traverse over Sgurr a' Fionn dropping to Bealach nan Lice (possible crossing point of the Cuillin Ridge between Am Bastier and Sgurr a' Fionn Choire.) where the descent can be made to the north west into Fionn Choire over bolders onto grassy slopes marked with cairns to rejoin ascent route.

Route points for Bruach na Frithe

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG48422976263° W0.52 (0.52)Start from the lay-by on Dunvegan Road follow broad track marked "footpath to Glen Brittle"
NG47902973191° S0.24 (0.76)Follow the path to the Bealach a' Mhaim by Alltdearg House
NG45422783194° SSW0.32 (1.08)Continue up Bealach a' Mhaim
NG45322753205° SSW0.31 (1.39)Before Bealach a' Mhaim a cairn marks where the path forks leave the main path
NG45172726172° S0.46 (1.85)Follow path up alongside Alt an Fhionn-choire into the corrie
NG45402651168° SSE0.45 (2.3)Continue up the north-west ridge of Bruach na Frithe
NG45512583132° SE0.12 (2.42)The ridge narrows at around 700m where simple scambling is required
NG4592252587° E0.22 (2.64)Scramble onto summit of Bruach na Frithe then descend eastern ridge for 300m onto col
NG461252130° SE0.03 (2.67)The summit Bruach na Frithe - 958 ( metres)
NG4617252280° E0.28 (2.95)Traverse over Sgurr a' Fionn dropping to Bealach nan Lice for descent
NG464252328° NNW0.16 (3.11)Bruach na Frithe - Sgurr a'Fionn Choire
NG46372539245° WSW0.11 (3.22)Descend from Bealach nan Lice northwest into Fionn Choire
NG45932580353° N0.23 (3.45)Continue descending on not clearly cairned path
NG4542278340° NE0.44 (3.89)Rejoin path and return back the same way
Munros covered on Bruach na Frithe
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
200 958 Bruach na Frithe Slope of the deer forest brooach na freea