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Beinn Bhuidhe [Glen Fyne]


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.
948 m (3110 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.
216 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.
Yellow 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
  50   Glen Orchy & Loch Etive
  56   Loch Lomond & Inveraray

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

Beinn Bhuidhe is an isolated Munro at the head of Loch Fyne, separating Glen Fyne from Glen Shira. There are roads in both glens but Beinn Bhuidhe is mostly accessed from Glen Fyne.

It is a large mountain with three ridges like the prongs of a trident pointing SW. The longest ridge is the more southern of the three to Clachan Hill, the shortest the more northern to Beinn an t-Sidhein.

In the middle lies the main ridge on which the summit is located, which runs from Tom a' Phiobaire in the SW to Ceann Gardh in the NE with the summit in a central location.

There are good tracks giving access to the long and short SW ridges but the short and steep route WNW from Inverchorachan House is the most popular.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bhuidhe [Glen Fyne] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Stony/rocky Slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
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.
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 Routes that include Beinn Bhuidhe [Glen Fyne]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1082 m 20.60 km 6 hrs Beinn Bhuidhe [Glen Fyne]  Relatively long approach road which can be cycled. Moderate ascent with some steep slopes.  

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At the summit and yes it was very misty 28/6/15

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

The Munro Ninjas Conquer Beinn Bhuidhe

© Stephen Langston

Image by Stephen Langston

88 Degree heat 45mph winds views of Ben Nevis to the Paps of Jura

© Neill Forrest

Image by Neill Forrest

Alex, Pope & Craig at the top of Beinn Bhuidhe 29/5/12

© Alexander McMillan

Image by Alexander McMillan
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Sc Joss
wrote on
July 26, 2017
There is now a very large, very ugly track leading from the gravel pit along the ridge to approx 720m. It would be possible to take a bike up here with some pushing and then have a grand roll back down hill. (there is also an older track that follows closer to the brow of the rige that might make a nicer walk. However, the route along the tarmac road past the brewery and up the gully at Inverchorocan is much more scenic. There is indeed a slippery rocky scramble about 2/3rds of the way up the gully. Can be avoided.
Robin Bennett
wrote on
October 30, 2015
Read from guide books that I should go up the west side of Glen Fyne, a mistake as a good tarmac road runs up the East side. Cycled along muddy roads with construction sites. Eventually crossed to east side but a worker warned me about dam construction work further up and then realised I was on wrong route. After photographing highland cattle, I turned back to the now less prominent west road and eventually reached sign “Please leave your bicycles here”. Walked up to abandoned cottage then left up a path from 230 m which was steep and difficult in parts. On reaching 560m path was crossed by new road! It is a hydro track, built for heavy traffic, which starts further back down the west road. Could have reached this point on my electric bike, very annoying. More annoying still was that the peak was shrouded in mist so nae views to Jura and other islands. Returned by tarmaced east road, steadily downhill, in the fading light - treat of the day
Brian Corrigan
wrote on
February 6, 2013
A great winter climb, however following the MM route is not the best for winter, definitely a summer route. Working from Inverch up to Meall an Daimh is straightforward, easy navigation should result in no issues. It can then become very complicated working through the crags finding the best route, which can result in a very steep ascent with not much behind you for margin of error....its along way down!.. Suggestion right side of burn, continue and then walk below the Coire Dubh 901 ridge (west) and gradually climb without issue onto ridge then up to summit, return same route..SMC route
Stephen Langston
wrote on
February 4, 2013
Well this was an epic climb. We chose to go in from the West. We were lucky as we knew the estate owners and were allowed to drive in the five miles to the bottom of the mountain and camp there. After a very cold night we got up and went up a different route than planned as our game keeper friend showed us a short cut. HOWEVER, very hard work and the multiple imaginary tops before reaching the actual top was quite frustrating. Brilliant day out though and nice to be back up bagging a few more munros again. The Munro Ninjas Return.
Philip Cheshire
wrote on
July 2, 2012
An easy approach by bike with 5.7kms along mainly tarmac track before the deer fence where you are asked to leave bikes. That only leaves 1.5kms walking before the turning point at the abandoned cottage. The "bad step" mentioned in the SMC book can easily be avoided by taking to the grassy hill beside the path.

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