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Mullach Buidhe (Beinn Bharrain)


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.
721 m (2365 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.
62 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.
Barren 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
  62   North Kintyre & Tarbert
  69   Isle of Arran
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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Mullach Buidhe (Beinn Bharrain) is the only Graham on the Island of Arran.

It is situated in the NW of the island and has a long curving ridge enclosing several corries on the W side.

There are several tops along this ridge with the highest, Mullach Buidhe, towards the S.

The ridge from the summit which forms the NE side of Coire Roinn can provide some excellent scrambling, although the ridge on the SW side of the Coire avoids any difficulties.

Pirnmill on the A841 road to the W provides convenient access.

Hazards you may encounter on Mullach Buidhe include
 Scrambling (major), greater exposure and steeper rock.
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 Mullach Buidhe

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  West Highlands
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Ben Lomond
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Mullach Buidhe Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Mullach Buidhe.

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 Routes that include Mullach Buidhe

We currently have no routes listed for Mullach Buidhe.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Mullach Buidhe

 Baggers Gallery for Mullach Buidhe

With my son Tommy on Mullach Buidhe on 8th July 2011, looking East with the Islands Corbetts in the background.

© Stevie Lees

Image by Stevie Lees
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Fiona Reid on 19 Oct 2018
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Mullach Buidhe
by David McSporran

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