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Beinn Stacach


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.
771 m (2529 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.
205 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.
Peaky 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.

Beinn Stacach (sometimes misspelt as Stacath) is un-named on OS mapping and is marked only by a trig point and its elevation (771m). It takes its name from a feature south-east of the summit called Bealach Stacach which appears only on OS 1:25k mapping. The hill is also sometimes referred to as Stob Fear–tomhais, possibly translating as Surveyor's Peak.

It lies at the intersection of three ridges, N to Ceann na Baintighearna (701m), ENE towads Balimore, and S to Beinn Bhreac (687m).

The grassy top of Beinn Stacach has few crags and is an easy walk. The northern slopes are forested, and although forest tracks go to within 1.8km of the summit they are not generally used for access. The shortest route avoiding forests is from Ballimore to the E, however, the Road on the N side of the Calair Burn cannot be used as it leads into the fenced enclosure of a deer farm, and the route to the S necessitates wading across the Calair Burn.

A longer but drier approach is possible from Glen Finglas to the SE.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Stacach include
 Unbridged River to cross.
 Relatively Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 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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Beinn Stacach Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Stacach.

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 Routes that include Beinn Stacach
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 820 m 12.23 km 4 hrs Beinn Stacach  Unbridged river crossing necessary as road on N bank of Calair Burn enters a Deer Farm and is not accessible.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Stacach

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Me at trig point 18/4/2010

© David Peden

Image by David Peden

Myself sitting at trig point ,not a great pic but too windy to set camera up any higher.12/05/09

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

At the summit of Beinn Stacath with Crianlarich Hills behind

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

At summit with Crianlarich Hills beyond.

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark
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Michael Kehoe on 15 Oct 2021

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Beinn Stacach
by Graham Ellis

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Graham Ellis
wrote on
September 24, 2012
Parked at Ballimore Farm, and took the path to the south of the burn to the bridge (not on the map) at NN50821647 (although the last 500m is not on a recognisable path). Then a straight ascent across rough ground up to the ridge, and joined another path. This path was more obvious on the way down. For a bit of variety came straight back down via the bridge on the map at NN50861715, and then along the track. Came upon the deer enclosure (that had at least 2 deer, some cattle and sheep in) requiring a high gate to be easily climbed, then cut across the field to another high gate at NN52851757.
Eileen Stark
wrote on
April 19, 2009
It is possible to now take the north side of the Calair burn to reach the start of the climb to the east ridge by going through the Deer enclosure. It has been empty for a while now. You just have to climb gates. It is a wide track but not so attractive. We did not do it that way, but there were some who did and they had no problems. Climbed 18th April 2009
Leon Mooney
wrote on
April 7, 2008
Climbed with Paula on 7/4/08. Started from Ballimore farm and took the track that followed the Calair burn, which we then crossed and began a toiling ascent on undulating terrain. The descent on the south side of the east ridge was just as demanding. The redeeming aspect of this one was the clear views at the top of every hill for miles and the showers choosing to miss us out until we were almost back at the car.

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