We climbed Meall an Fhreiceadain yesterday morning, leaving the Sanna road in bright sunshine but with a cold southeaster blowing. We've been to the top of this hill before, but coming at it from the other side. The route we took started from one of Kilchoan township's apportionments, seen in the foreground, and is marked on the picture with red arrows.
But this land had a previous use. Old stone walls criss-cross the apportionment land. They once demarcated worked, arable fields. The earliest good map of the area is dated 1806, and those fields weren't in use then, so they must be much older.
The walk took about two and a half hours. It doesn't look far on the map (see here), but it's up and down hill, and much of the route is covered in thick heather, which makes for hard going. But it's worth the effort, as there's a 360 degree view from the top - which probably explains the name of the hill, since freiceadan means 'watch' or 'guard' in Gaelic.