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Uamh Bheag


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.
664 m (2178 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.
156 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.
Little Cave

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.

Uamh Bheag lies to the NE of Callander and to the SE of the Munros Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin.

It is the highest point of an area of broad moorland.

The true summit lies at the W end of the summit area, this being 2m higher than the trig point at the E end.

The end of the pubic road through Glen Artney to the NE provides the nearest access.

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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Beinn Ghlas
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Uamh Bheag Area Map
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Me with Blae and Fern when she was a pup at the summit cairn on Uamh Bheag 6 Jan 08

© Colin Fridge

Image by Colin Fridge
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Graham Ellis
wrote on
April 22, 2012
Largely followed William Thomson's clockwise route, except that I continued along the track to NN72941458 where there is another bridge over the river, and then went straight up Beinn Nan Eun. Also, headed off Am Beannan to cross Allt Ollach at the bridge at NN69531449, before following down past the waterfall to pick up the path that runs along the side of the Water of Ruchill to the road. This route was chosen to allow several geocaches to be found!
William Thomson
wrote on
July 7, 2010
Parked up at the carpark at Auchnashelloch and then took the track alond Findhu Glen to the disused house and ruins where Allt na Stainge joins. Followed the stream up the hill eventually to the summit of Greag Beinn nan Eun. The over to Beinn Odhar and then onto Uamh Bheag, both the 662 and the 664 summits. Then to Meall Clachach and fuinally over Am Beannan before decending to Allt Ollach adn then over Auchnashelloch Hill and back to the start. Beautiful views towards Callander and Ben Vorlich. Well worth doing this as a circular climb. Pity they have built windmills tough :-(
Neil MacLeod
wrote on
October 29, 2009
I'd been thwarted on 2 ocassions attempting the route via Am Beannan (quagmires / weather). The Allt Ollach is uncrossable lower down and the ground round here can be pretty rough (though there is a good stone footbridge higher upstream). Decided on the direct ascent over the slopes of Auchnashelloch Hill and up the NE ridge. The ground is very boggy in places and heavily morained. Descended by the east slopes of Coire na Fionnachd. My original Donald-bagging plan to include Beinn Odhar and Meal na Eun was put firmly in perspective. Uamh Bheag is definitely one for a dry day.

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