Beinn Bhuidhe from Sron Reithe
|Summit:|| 3,110 feet NN203187 |
Beinn Bhuidhe separately from the main body of the Arrochar Alps. It is an isolated mountain which, particularly when climbed in winter conditions, has a "real feeling of expedition about it". It is a remote and unfrequented hill, situated to the north of the head of Loch Fyne between the upper reaches of Glen Fyne and Glen Shira. It is the only high hill in an extensive tract of featureless moorland between the head of Loch Lomond and Loch Awe. Its long summit ridge has three tops, the summit being the south-western one. Beinn Bhuidhe is much quieter than the Arrochar Alps proper, due in part to the four-and-a-half mile walk-in along a private road before starting the climb.
Beinn Bhuidhe is large mountain with three ridges shaped like the prongs of a trident. The longest ridge is the most southerly of the three and extends to Clachan Hill (2,159 feet). The shortest is the most northerly and runs to Beinn an t-Sidhein (2,277 feet). Between them lies the main ridge upon which the summit is located, which runs for four miles from Tom a’ Phiobaire in the south-west to Ceann Garbh (2,635 feet) in the north-east. The summit (3,110 feet) is located approximately midway along this ridge.
There are roads in both Glen Fyne and Glen Shira but Beinn Bhuidhe is mostly accessed from the former. There are good tracks giving access to the long south-west ridges, but the short and steep route running west-north-west from Inverchorachan House is the most popular.
- Bennet, Donald, ed (1999). The Munros: Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalkers Guide. Edinburgh: Scottish Mountaineering Trust. ISBN 0-907521-57-6.
|Munros in SMC Area SMC Section 1 - Loch Lomond to Loch Tay|
An Caisteal • Beinn a' Chleibh • Beinn a' Chroin • Beinn Bhuidhe • Beinn Chabhair • Beinn Dubhchraig • Beinn Ìme • Beinn Narnain • Beinn Tulaichean • Ben Chonzie • Ben Lomond • Ben Lui • Ben More • Ben Oss • Ben Vane • Ben Vorlich, Dunb. • Ben Vorlich, Perth. • Cruach Ardrain • Stob Binnein • Stuc a' Chroin