Access: Fionn Bheinn is immediately north of Achnasheen at the A890/A832 junction.
For the non-standard route of 2/12/03, park on the north side of the A832 in Achnasheen,
in an arm of the old road opposite the entrance to the railway station, just E of the junction
with the A890. Footprint signs mark the start of the path.
Alternatively, for the usual route (of 1/4/08), there is another path starting
0.7 miles further east, but there is only parking for one car on the road verge
and a deer fence needs climbing between the road and the forest.
Comments: Fionn Bheinn is a good mountain for a short winter day. The shorter route of 2/12/03 is not the best because, if in mist, the extensive flat area half way up (Grid square NH1460) is very difficult to negotiate accurately. What a nightmare! Keep much further east! The river course in this flat area is not clear, although the path follows it elsewhere: it winds backwards and forwards in all directions. There are huge deep cuts in the peat bog, filled with wide arms of water. Being on three maps makes the relative directions of objects rather unclear, losing a lot of time in both directions. However, this route might be forced on you if parking is full at the end of the usual route.
Conditions 1/4/08: Slow snow underfoot above 530m; slight rain at start and end; cloud ~2900'.
Mobile: Orange at car and at summit.
|1435||Path end on A832||150||0||0.0 miles||NH17265886|
|1450||Path N to top of forestry||260||110||0.55 miles||NH17395971|
|1537||Path N to ridge (Sail an Tuim Bhain)||659||510||2.1 miles||NH17256180|
|1552||Gentle ridge W to wall||715||565||2.5 miles||NH16526194|
|1615||Ridge W/WNW, top of steep rise||850||700||3.0 miles||NH15866223|
|1620||WSW to minor top||875||725||3.25 miles||NH15576206|
|1640||W/NW/NNW to M Fionn Bheinn||933||800||3.75 miles||NH14756214|
|1657||Back the same way: SSE/SE/E to top||875||815||4.2 miles||NH15576206|
|1703||ENE to minor top & ridge end||850||4.5 miles||NH15866223|
|1713||SW steeply down to wall||715||4.95 miles||NH16526194|
|1723||Gentle ridge E to path||659||5.4 miles||NH17256180|
|1758||Path E/SW/S to forest edge||260||6.9 miles||NH17395971|
|1812||Path S back to A832.||150||815||7.5 miles||NH17265886|
|0830||Park on A832 at path end in Achnasheen||160||0||0.0 miles||NH16195854|
|1015||Follow Allt Achadh na Sine
NW/NE/NW to M Fionn Bheinn
|1145||Back the same way to car.||160||775||5.5 miles||NH16195854|