Date: Sunday 15th November 2009
We’ve had a long-standing aim to have a nose round the N of the Fara, particularly at the impressive glacial clefts called the Dircs and a climb up the Graham Meall nan Eagan.
Parked up at NN 636 862, at the mouth of a quarry road. The road opposite leads up to the farm of Allt-an t-Sluic. Just prior to the buildings a road leads off to the left, across the Allt and up the Fara. I reckon you could get to the summit in about 90mins using this.
The track diverts to the left of the farm down to the Allt – you need to climb back up the bank after the farm to regain the glen track.
Rounded the hill and confusion ensued – the 1:50000 OS has overlaid the lochan here with a thick yellow boundary line rendering it green – I had thought it was a wood! It’s appropriately named though – Lochan na Doire Uaine.
Held the nice dry ridge line for a good way down then crossed around 700m of bog to get to the estate road and descend to the farm and back to the car.
I’d recommend the estate road to get up the Fara – better views and better underfoot.