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Beinn Dearg


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.
706 m (2316 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.
88 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.
Red 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
  57   Stirling & The Trossachs

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

Situated to the E of Ben Vorlich and the SE end of Loch Earn, Beinn Dearg forms a horseshoe ridge around Coire a' Choire to the S.

Of the various tops along the ridge, the summit lies at the NE end, although the most easterly E top is only 1m lower.

The E face of the ridge is steep and craggy.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Dearg include
 Crags within 1km of 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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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Beinn Ghlas
by Metcheck
Beinn Dearg Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Dearg.

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 Routes that include Beinn Dearg

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Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Dearg

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Recently Climbed By
Robert Ferguson on 12 Sep 2018
Colin Gagen on 30 Jun 2018
Gordon Lindsay on 27 Jun 2018

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Beinn Dearg
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Beinn Dearg or read what others have had to say.

James Corrigan
wrote on
April 17, 2012
Took the Glen Artney and the track through Srath a' Ghlinne. Cycled up from the Church car park. (Recomended) Last chance to park and there are signs to tell you so! The Estate is heavily effected by Stalking so best avoid during that time. There are 3 huge Deer fences to cross but these have gates.The site down the Glen is magnificent with the massive bulk of Beinn Dearg to the East (Graham) dominating the scene.If doing Beinn Dearg on its own best start at Dalchruin and drop to a bridge over Water of Ruchill.If combining with Meall na Fearna be ready to accept a large drop seperating the hills at Glen Artney.The North East slope forms a semi Horseshoe.Very obvious as you descend Meall na Fearn and in to Glen Artney This leads to the a 706m top.The real top is further NE over rough ground.There appears to be no difference in height between the two tops but the NE one has a small Cairn.Dropped back to the Bike in Glen Artney and cyle back via the big Deer fences.

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