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Beinn Bheag [Loch Eck]


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.
618 m (2027 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.
210 of 222 Grahams
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.
Little 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 Bheag is a craggy hill in the Cowal Peninsula which rises to the W of Loch Eck.

It lies to the NE of the Graham Beinn Mhor with which it may be climbed.

Bernice on the W side of Loch Eck provides closest access, but as the road along this side of Loch Eck is private, the use of a bike is recommended.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Bheag [Loch Eck] include
 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.
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Bheag [Loch Eck].

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 Routes that include Beinn Bheag [Loch Eck]

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At the cairn on a perfect hillwalking day.

© donald brown

Image by donald brown
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Recently Climbed By
Douglas Robertson on 28 Oct 2019

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Post a few words about Beinn Bheag [Loch Eck] or read what others have had to say.

Nick Bulbeck
wrote on
August 20, 2014
I second what Alan said about clear weather and the views, and on the best route up. Also on the subject of Bernice Glen, bear in mind that it's pathless and very rough for the last few hundred metres to the beallach, but eminently doable - the southern side of the small burn gives slightly easier going.
Alan Puckrin
wrote on
September 9, 2013
Keep this wee gem for a clear day as the views (especially south down Loch Eck) are tremendous. If approaching from Bernice then I recommend continuing west over the top of the Bernice Glen bealach for a short distance before striking north up steep grassy slopes, this keeps you away from the crags. Head NE round (or over) various knolls before arriving at the cairn.

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