Home   Glossary

Beinn Bheula


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.
779 m (2555 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.
190 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.
Ford 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
  56   Loch Lomond & Inveraray

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

Beinn Bheula is a complex hill of rocky tops and ridges. The main ridge runs from Carnach Mor (634m) in the NW to Cnoc na Tricriche (606m) in the SE. The WNW ridge (Carnach Mor) together with two SW spurs - Beinn Dubhain (649m) and Sgurr a Choinnich (661m) enclose Coire Aodainn and Corrie Ealt.

The E slopes of Beinn Bheula are rocky and craggy whereas the W slopes are gentle and crag free. Beinn Bheula can be approached from Invernoaden by the gentle W slopes or from Lettermay on the more interesting craggy E slopes.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bheula include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 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.
Picture Gallery for Beinn Bheula

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lomond
by Metcheck
Beinn Bheula Area Map
Legend  Munro  Corbett  Graham  English/Welsh Top  Accommodation

A selection of local accommodation options who advertise with Munromagic.com.

 Where to Stay
We currently have no
sponsored accommodation listings for this area.

The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bheula.

Click on the route title to load the full content for that route.

 Routes that include Beinn Bheula
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 970 m 12.81 km 4.5 hrs Beinn Bheula  This route approaches from the more rocky E slopes, but routes can be selected through the rock outcrops and no scrambling should be required Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Bheula

 Baggers Gallery for Beinn Bheula

Lylecraigs Hillwalking Club meet 17/01/2010

© donald brown

Image by donald brown

Myself and Jack at summit Beinn Bheula on a clear day. 05/10/08

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Pete and Jem at the summit of Ben Bheula during the Macmillan Corbett Challenge 12-05-07

© Robert Lyall

Image by Robert Lyall

Me near the summit of Ben Bheula during the 'Corbett Challenge' 12-05-07

© Robert Lyall

Image by Robert Lyall
The logging section stores any entries for Beinn Bheula in your own log. From here you can
  1. Add a route log entry that includes this mountain
  2. Write a full account of your route including photos
  3. Edit an existing log entry including uploading a GPX file or add a photo
  4. Delete your log entry
Your Route Log
You need to be a member to have a route log.
Recently Climbed By
allison mackay on 30 Oct 2018
Steven Morrice on 21 Oct 2018
Alan Puckrin on 30 Sep 2018
Nigel Pexton on 28 May 2018

If a member has uploaded a tracklog as part of their personal route log and opted to share it then it will be presented here.

You can view a members route overlayed on an online map or download the KMZ file for use in Google Earth.

 Shared Members Track Logs
Beinn Bheula
by Brian Doolan

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

Mike Watson
wrote on
September 18, 2011
Came in from the west parking at the Lauder memorial. Up the corrie and onto Carnach Mor. Round the ridge to the top. No forestry tracks to worry about.
Leon Mooney
wrote on
November 6, 2010
Climbed on 24/10/10. Drove almost all of the way into the forest and walked round the back of the trees along Leacann. Crossed the outflow from Lochan nan Cnaimh and up the south slopes, past the aircraft wreckage. First top I got to was Creag Sgoilte and the summit was only a few minutes from there. Came down over Beinn Bhreac and Creag an Fithich before jumping the burn and taking the overgrown track down to the footbridge. This track led to the track which my car was parked on, saving me from handrailing the trees. Just over 3 hours up and down for this one - an oddity but worth the trip.
Neil Campbell
wrote on
December 9, 2009
There's been some forestry action here recently. On the plus side the forestry people have put in a nice track leading up to the ridge, so no need to wade through the bog in the trees. Where the road changes to path (173994) the new quad bike style track begins, this goes up hill next to the burn to the height of the plantation then runs back NE until a fork is reached, (176989). Take the right one to gain the open hill sie then just follow the ridge to SH 560 and down to the lochan to pick up the old path (it's all quite obvious). The next bit of good news is to follow the Cowal Way (marked by white posts) if you choose to return via the Curra Lochain. Tree felling has made the marked path wet and slippy on old greasy timber.

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

You can prepare your own write up by first making an entry in your route log and then visiting the logging section above.

 Route Write-Ups
There are no Route Write-Ups submitted for Beinn Bheula
Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Contact Us