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Beinn Leoid


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.
792 m (2598 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.
170 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.
Sloping 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
  15   Loch Assynt, Lochinver & Kylesku

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

Beinn Leoid is a remote mountain in a high wild moorland setting with many lochans. The summit cone approximates to a triangular pyramid with ridges extending on three sides; NNW to Sail na Slataich (652m), W to Creag an t-Sniomha and E to a bealach connecting to Meallan a' Chuail (750m).

A path ascends to this bealach from the N making this the normal ascent route. Some steep slopes and crags mainly on N face.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Leoid include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 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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North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Beinn Leoid Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Leoid.

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 Routes that include Beinn Leoid
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1001 m 14.08 km 4.5 hrs Beinn Leoid  A remote peak on high moorland plateau, navigate with care. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Beinn Leoid

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Alba, John Donnelly and Myself at the Summit of Beinn Leoid 11/05/2013 we then went on to climb Ben Hee

© David Peden

Image by David Peden
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Recently Climbed By
Allison Mackay on 05 Nov 2019

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Beinn Leoid
by David McSporran

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Chris Bowles
wrote on
January 21, 2009
There is parking for a couple of cars at approx. GR358333 and just beyond this is a bridge which is crossed to reach the path that leads up the hillside. Eventually you arrive at a plateau and one has a choice. Personally ascending via the Graham Meallan a' Chuaill is a great way of getting to Beinn Leoid. Great sense of remoteness on this route, the only downside is getting back to the startpoint which involves a fair bit of re-ascent however you choose to do it.

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