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Beinn a' Mheadhoin


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.
613 m (2011 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.
215 of 222 Grahams
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.
Middle Hill

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
  25   Glen Carron & Glen Affric

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

Beinn a' Mheadhoin is situated at the E end of Glen Affric and rises to the N of its namesake Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin.

It has forestry on the lower slopes to the S and E, but access is possible from the track up its E flank which conveniently starts at a car park on the N side of Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin.

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 Beinn a' Mheadhoin

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn a Chaorainn
by Metcheck
Beinn a' Mheadhoin Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Beinn a' Mheadhoin
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
29.0 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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a map of scottish camp grounds.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn a' Mheadhoin.

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 Routes that include Beinn a' Mheadhoin

We currently have no routes listed for Beinn a' Mheadhoin.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn a' Mheadhoin

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn a' Mheadhoin

Looking over Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin.

© Neil MacLeod

Image by Neil MacLeod

Beinn a'Mheadhoin summit.

© Neil MacLeod

Image by Neil MacLeod
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Recently Climbed By
Nick Waddell on 19 May 2018

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Beinn a' Mheadhoin
by David McSporran

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Neil MacLeod
wrote on
October 30, 2009
A relatively easy ascent, headed up the Gleann nam Fiadh path and took the first decent forest break on the right. The slopes are boggy in places but height is gained fast with great views over the loch. Cloud descended and I made the mistake of heading off without a compass bearing. Ended up wading through forestry and pools filled with sharp tree debris making for very slow progress. We (myself and my dog Clova) emerged scratched to bits and soaked.

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