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Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart]


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.
855 m (2805 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.
87 of 222 Corbetts
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.

You can click on the map name to purchase the map for £6.29 including postage which is one of the cheapest prices we have found.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  33   Loch Alsh, Glen Shiel & Loch Hourn
  40   Mallaig & Glenfinnan, Loch Shiel
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Beinn Bhuidhe lies on a long ridge to the S of Gleann Meadail, on the Knoydart Penninsula, and the easiest approach is by the path over Mam Meadail at the head of the Glen.

It is 7km from Mam Meadail to Loch Bhraomisaig on a route that takes you over rocky tops and along ridges which are narrow in places, so give yourself plenty of time. Particularly as you will still have steep descent from Loch Bhraomisaig to Gleann Meadail and you should avoid doing so in the dark.

Beinn Bhuidhe is a rough craggy hill especially on its N face, but other routes from Gleann Meadail onto the ridge are possible if the whole traverse does not appeal to you.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart] include
 Steep 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.
Picture Gallery for Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart]

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Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ladhar Bheinn
by Metcheck
Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart] Area Map
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 Where to Stay
Results by distance 'as the crow flies' from Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart]
Please check the provision of roads in the area.
24.9 km
Woodlands (self-catering)
by Shiel Bridge, Inverness-shire
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart].

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 Routes that include Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1387 m 22.63 km 7 hrs Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart]  This is a long route on a craggy ridge, get an early start. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart]

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David Peden and Kevin summit Beinn Bhuidhe on a very wet and cloudy day 27/07/14

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

myself at summit Beinn Bhuidhe 27/07/14.

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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David Connell on 04 May 2018
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Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart]
by David McSporran

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1 13 Jun 2016 Beinn Bhuidhe from Inverie; 1 June 2016 Roger Vander Steen Beinn Bhuidhe [Knoydart] Not Yet Rated
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