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Beinn Dearg 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.
820 m (2690 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.
124 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.
Small red mountain

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
  19   Gairloch & Ullapool, Loch Maree

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

Beinn Dearg Bheag and Beinn Dearg Mor (Corbett)are two remote mountains accessible from Corrie Hallie to the NE or on the track by the Gruinard River starting from the A832 in Gruinard Bay to the NW.

Both routes involve un-bridged river crossings which may be dangerous when the water is high. The traditional route from Corrie Hallie gives the best views of these impressive mountains.

Beinn Dearg Bheag is a craggy topped hill with the summit located towards the centre of a ridge that runs NW from the col that connects it to Beinn Dearg Mor.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Dearg Bheag include
 Remote Mountain navigate with care.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
 Narrow Ridges, with exposure.
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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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
by Metcheck
Beinn Dearg Bheag Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Dearg Bheag.

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 Routes that include Beinn Dearg Bheag
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1790 m 27.30 km 8.5 hrs Beinn Dearg Mor and Beinn Dearg Bheag  This is a longer route that requires a river crossing which may be impossible in wet weather, but it takes you past An Teallach .  

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David Peden, Kevin Myself and Alba summit Beinn Dearg Bheag. 26/05/13

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly

Beinn Dearg: 20th April 2013

© Oliver Bartrum

Image by Oliver Bartrum
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