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A' Bhuidheanach Beag


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
936 m (3070 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
240 of 282 Munros
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Little yellow place

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  42   Glen Garry & Loch Rannoch

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

The summit of A' Bhuidheanach Beag is a gentle rise on the southern margin of a high moorland plateau. From the summit a long S ridge slopes at an easy angle to the Dalnaspittal Lodge below.

The flanks of this ridge are steeper close to the summit, as are those of the neighbouring shorter ridge to the E. To the W lies Meall a' Chaorainn whose easy upper slopes lead to difficult steeper slopes lower down. However, bearing N as you approach Creagan Doire Dhonaich, takes you into Coire Dubhaig where easy slopes return to the A9 road by Balsporran Cottages.

To the N and E are the gentle undulations of the high plateau. The normal approach is across the plateau from the N where a track ascends to the plateau by a disused quarry.

Hazards you may encounter on A' Bhuidheanach Beag include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for A' Bhuidheanach Beag

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 Weather & OS Maps
Southeastern Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Bheoil
by Metcheck
A' Bhuidheanach Beag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include A' Bhuidheanach Beag.

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 Routes that include A' Bhuidheanach Beag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 888 m 18.02 km 5.5 hrs Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag  Easy route on rather featureless high moorland plateau, which can lead to navigational problems in poor visibility. Little more than a long walk.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of A' Bhuidheanach Beag

 Baggers Gallery for A' Bhuidheanach Beag

Me at the top of A' Bhuidheanach Bheag

© Siegurd Van leusen

Image by Siegurd Van leusen

Ian at summit thinking 'it's a long way back to the car on a very cold day'!

© Ian Munro

Image by Ian Munro

top of A'bhuidheanach beag

© Colin Mochan

Image by Colin Mochan

Summit of A'Bhuidheanach Bheag 24.10.2010

© Nick Cranendonk

Image by Nick Cranendonk
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Recently Climbed By
Brendan Waters on 15 Aug 2020
Alyn Macdonald on 01 Aug 2020
Andrew Porter on 11 Jul 2020

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by Craig Cameron
A' Bhuidheanach Beag and Carn na Caim
by Hinai Proudfoot
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by Graham Ellis
A' Bhuidheanach Beag and Carn na Caim
by Doug Tulloch
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by Douglas Mason
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by Philip McLoone
A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by David McSporran
A' Bhuidheanach Beag and Carn na Caim
by David Chapman
Carn na Caim and A' Bhuidheanach Beag
by William McGilvray

Post a few words about A' Bhuidheanach Beag or read what others have had to say.

David Harbottle
wrote on
March 5, 2007
I had a very different experience to Alex (comment above) - Solo ascent in Winter on virgin snow (Feb 07), fleeting view through the thin mist of valley and sun made for a very atmospheric ascent. XC ski's would have made it even more fun.
Alex Bryce
wrote on
November 5, 2006
Cannot speak less highly of these two Munros - no topographical character or individuality, A9's presence spoils feeling of remoteness/wilderness/adventure (a merit of the often-wrongly-criticised Monadhliath hills), views relatively poor compared with surrounding peaks.

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