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Beinn Dearg [Glen Lyon]


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.
830 m (2723 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.
115 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.
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
  51   Loch Tay & Glen Dochart

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

Beinn Dearg is a compact mountain, the SE face of which has been eroded to form a deep corrie, the Cul Lairig.

Beinn Dearg has one ridge which curves around the Cul Lairig to end in a subsidiary top Creag Ard (741m), and is linked to Carn Gorm (Munro) to the NE at a high col (630m). The W and N slopes of Beinn Dearg are more gentle and offer easy access, but the E and S slopes are much steeper and rocky in places.

The track to the W through Lairig Ghallabhaich offers a good approach route onto the W slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Dearg [Glen Lyon] include
 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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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Dearg [Glen Lyon].

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 Routes that include Beinn Dearg [Glen Lyon]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 674 m 7.27 km 3 hrs Beinn Dearg [Glen Lyon]  Easy approach on forest track then on easy incline to summit. N.B. E face is steep and stony in places Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Dearg [Glen Lyon]

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Dearg [Glen Lyon]

Eileen on the sunny summit of Beinn Dearg. 21/06/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

James at summit cairn of Beinn Dearg, with Carn Gorm to the rear. 21/06/2014

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

Myself and my wife Ruth at Summit 9/4/2011

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Me and Jack summit Beinn Dearg 20/03/10

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Recently Climbed By
Bob Burrell on 02 Apr 2021

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Beinn Dearg [Glen Lyon]
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James Corrigan
wrote on
September 25, 2013
Leaving from the car park at Innerwick (Full of giant Motor-homes) Headed to the main road and left to a cairn style World War 2 memorial.Pass this and turn on to the track and through a gate.Ignore the track to the right.Going uphill on this track which twists and turns before reaching a gate where you strike up east on to a broad ridge.This is a featureless walk on a track which always detracts from being in a wild place.A fence line leads to the summit on the south side of the summit.Excellent vies on to Munro Carn Gorm make it worth while with superb views on to many of the Lawers hills.My faith in this walk was restored.Rather than go back on the same route and that track, it makes the day to head to Creag Ard which offers superb views up and down Glen Lyon.It is also worth going east from this summit to the crags below where there is a flat area to perch from and get great close ups of the Lawers hills.

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