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Name:Cruach Neuran
Hill number:1434
Height:607m / 1991ft
RHB Section:19C: Loch Fyne to Bute and the Firth of Clyde
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Holy, Catchment Boundaries, Striven
Watershed:Firth of Clyde
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 08398 82035
Summit feature:trig point
Col:311m  NS090809  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL37S 362N 363S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 88 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From western Dam Tarsan, using Finnimore route possible to park at track start. Track gains height well to almost highpoint when the excellent ATV track takes out the remaining forest, little boggy as it breaks onto hill. Snow conditions maked hard work of crossing Cruach nan Caorach and the south lumpy ridge, but great approach to fine stone built trig.N.Morters06/03/2020
Straight forward Andrew F route as below. Clear ATV trail from track to hillside. Parking possible at bottom of this track as well as dam.49pp03/01/2020
left car at gourock, ferry over to dunoon,bus to sandhaven,along road and took upper track in glen kin, leacann nan gall, cruach nan capull, cruach neuran south top, cruach neuran repeat, cruach nan caorach, cnoc madaith, along track and road to ardtaraig for the bus back to dunoon.robertphillips21/12/2019
1 of 2: From Glen Lean at 094827 as per PGCE. Made it across 99% of the potentially wet area. BUT! Changed to dry socks at the top.ChrisR02/10/2019
From Glen Lean. Parked at entrance to forest 094827. The stream-line heading directly to the summit is walkable, albeit steep. First, get to the aqueduct (glen bottom potential to be wet). The ascent stream crosses the aqueduct where there are two footbridges, one each side of the stream. It is easiest to climb for about 20m on the north side of the stream before crossing to the left side. Clear route all the way up with just one short diversion into the trees to avoid a step.PGCE24/05/2019
From the west dam I took Andrew Finnimore's route but this seemed to take me up Cruach nan Caorach so bagged that and then followed the ridge around to Cruach Neuran. On descent took a direct line down the stream side fire break back to the dam.Chris Peart26/03/2019
From the South top. Stone-built trig pilar at summit. Returned almost directly W to pick up forest track to E of Cnoc Madaidh.jonglew13/11/2017
Found an enjoyable, though slightly longer way up without the need to thrash through fallen trees up steep firebreaks!Take the forest track just past the west dam (where there is good parking) and at around 027818 go up a steep ATV track taking you to open hillside, thereafter follow faint ATV track towards summit. Some rough tussocky, heathery ground but mostly not too bad.AndrewFinnimore10/05/2017
Follow the pylons to a small rocky step down and turn in to the forest by a fence. Follow boggy path to join firebreak at 08102 83341. This follows a stream and widens. Exit forest at 08246 82716. Easy to summit thereafter.NormanW13/03/2017
With Jenx from near dam. Similar route to that Margriet describes. Warm day, bit of a brutal straight up and no rests!nordicstar28/05/2016
Easy to find a way through the trees,just after steep step down when following power line to the left. Then straight up and down.jenx28/05/2016
From dam carpark up the corridor for small pylons. Find the right fire corridor although a lot of trees have fallen across it,there is away through. Last obstical with three walls seemingly unpenetrable. The way through is top left .duck and you are through to a nice green fire corridor. Rest is easy.done with Alison, Margaret and Jon.tallblond13/03/2016
Park 080 836 along road west for 250 m then up firebreak for 200 m then turn right at clearing go 100m then turn left up vague firebreak windblown trees at first, improves higher up to open ground then the top.robertphillips20/11/2015
With Mora, from Corrachaive, parking at ns104818, hill path at ns098807 not easy to find.BLACKHILL26/09/2014
From Tarsan east dam, limited parking. A steep and awkward tree fight. Followed a break in the forestry as far as the lateral track shown on the map, but soon after the forestry became craggy and impenetrable. Retreated to track, then east and up a narrow stream break that led as far as a clearing at about 083829 but no higher. Fought my way a short distance eastwards to another stream where another broader clearing led to open hill. Returned to this stream expecting it to get me all the way back down, but lower down it became very steep and overgrown. Eventually, after more tree fighting, I got to a track that took me back to car.Topographer5731/05/2014
from 095827. very boggy across road, the slogged up nasty left hand gully. on east side. once above trees it becomes more pleasant and is good viewpoint, not fun in brackenThearlaichdubh01/10/2013
From Cruach nan Capull down N ridge and through very boggy bealach in cleared forest and up to summit. Thence long traverse SW skirting Cruach nan Caorach and down steepening ridge to Inveregain. Back along road to Inverchaolain (18:35). Good fine day.dbb07/10/2012
From the smaller dam, followed the track/water level and then scrambled up - might be difficult if in spate. Followed ridge back to the summit. Decided to head for Cruach nan Caorach to see if could avoid the pine trees.Martin R09/04/2012
Steep up from col with Cruach nan Capull. Even steeper descent to meet the aqueduct at NS094822. Stone built trig.campagvelocet16/04/2010
From N, trail at first then a confusing time with discontinuous rides until escaped the forest. Stone built trig and fine viewpoint at summit.Aye Jimmy12/09/2009
Revisit. Fine rock & grass summit. This time went from 069830, path from 066819 onto open ground.RHW11/07/2009
Parked at NS 094 827 on B836 at junction with forest road. Then a direct way up through forest rides, a stream and steep slopes to ESE ridge and top.Alan Moore10/06/2009
Sunny, snow showers, windy 47mph, good views.iangalbraith21/03/2008
Birthday hill! Parked at dam. Over fence crossed drain and followed electricity poles above road. Turned up first reasonably looking ride to T junction. Left and right to open moor up to visible horizon. Final 50' up to small domey top at 12.30. No cairn. Torrential rain on descent.arranc02/10/2004
Parked just before the B836 crosses over Glentarsan Burn. Ascended via the forest track that runs under Creag an Tamhaisg. From there slogged across to the summit in extreme heat.garyhoney21/07/2000
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine hill, near-twin with Capull, way thru trees available via burn below 090820. corrachaive, tk to 098808 then thru small trees, desced Neuran from 090820; (2) from NW, see trig RHW03/01/2000
Trying to keep up with Rob on another of his long days.Eddie03/01/2000
Sick Kid27/06/2020
Simon Winton11/01/2019
Gavin Theobald22/10/2016
Alison R13/03/2016
Johnny Corbett10/03/2015
Alan Whatley12/04/2013
Tony S05/03/2013