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Name:Beinn Bheoil
Hill number:354
Height:1019m / 3343ft
RHB Section:04B: Loch Treig to Loch Ericht
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Lochy, Tay
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Loch Linnhe, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 51718 71713
Summit feature:cairn
Col:833m  NN506702  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL50 385E 393
Observations:rock 10m SW of cairn is 20cm higher than cairn base but cairn may hide higher ground
Survey:Abney level
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Three fantastic days in the Ben Alder forest (wilderness), bagging three Munros (that’s now 120 out of 282) and two Munro Tops. 05/08/20: I cycled in from Dalwhinnie along the north side of Loch Ericht past Loch Pattack to Culra Bothy, where I met Alec McBride. 06/08/20: Me and Alex followed the WalkHighlands route info for Ben Alder, but couldn’t find somewhere suitable to cross (for me to be confident enough to cross) the Allt a’ Bhealaich Bheithe, so we hiked up to the saddle and approach the 1st Munro from the south. The views from Ben Alder (1148m) were stunning south and west across Rannoch Moor. This was followed by the Munro Top of Sron Coire na h-lolaire (956m) then the second day’s Munro of Beinn Bheoil (1019m). Dry all day with some mist blocking the views of Ben Nevis, in all other directions bright blue skies, 09:30hrs all in. Alex hiked out after this, I stayed another night in the Culra Bothy. 07/08/20: I headed up Carn Dearg (1034m) directly from Culra Bothy, thankfuchillyman806/08/2020
After ben alder on way to camp at culracjo19/10/2019
Corrour to Ben Alder cottage where camped. Done before going on to Ben Alder.garyhoney18/10/2019
From YHA Loch Ossian, ascent up Carn Dearg and along ridge to Sgor Gaibhre in the hot sun. Followed ridge line along to Being a' Chumhainn, descent into valley for lunch. Up West ridge of Ben Alder for Munro 50 then round to Being Bheoil then into valley for midge fuelled bivvy.robertgn03/08/2019
Cycled in from Dalwhinnie to Culra. Hot and sunny, most of the snow from 2 weeks ago now gone. Lots of TGO hikers heading east on the estate track, some looking a bit sunburnt. Up the east ridge and west along over the summit and its top, before returning via Loch a'Bhealach BheitheRoblex16/05/2019
From Ben alder cottageemily01/03/2019
From Culra bothy to the col between alder & bheoil up and over. Easy one. My first munro since August 17.tallblond22/09/2018
B&A. After Ben Alder.Morning07/08/2018
After Carn Dearg and lunch time camp by rivers east of Ben Alder. Fine sunny views for my last munro. Only disappointment was that Mrs Mindlessflogger wasn't there with me. Walked out north to road via a camp by the Allt Cam.mindlessflogger16/05/2018
With Lionel and GeraldineChris Blake10/05/2018
With Chris and LionelGeraldine Fardon10/05/2018
From Dalwhinnie. Walk-cycle to Loch Pattack, track to footbridge near Culra, ascend Beinn Bheoil by north ridge, continuing south via Sron Coire na h-Iolaire to Bealach Breabag, up Sron Bealach Beithe and round corrie rim to Ben Alder summit, crossed plateau to col below Meall an t-Slugain and bivvyed in valley of Uisge Labhair. Ascended Coire a' Charra Bhig to the col at Leabaidh Chrasgach, then up Beinn Eibhinn, returned to col, up Aonach Beag, continued on to Geal-Charn, descended and walked out to Sgor Iutharn, then contoured round above Log an Sgoir to Diollaid a'Chairn and up Carn Dearg, descended NE to track between Loch Pattack and Culra, walk and cycle return to Dalwhinnie. With SD.kdbennett22/07/2017
Filling in a gap. Many years ago I climbed Ben Alder from Loch Ossian YH before I was bagging Munros. The weather forecast was wind on top - Correct, mist on top - Correct, but fine - Incorrect, it started to rain around Culra, and rained until I passed Culra again later in the afternoon. From Dalwhinnie, cycled along Loch Ericht.dal17/06/2017
With Rod, AndrewOik08/06/2017
After Ben Alder. Camped out at Culra. Cloud intermittent on top then beautiful views.mn2307/05/2017
2nd munro of day. Fog lifted and great views of mountains to south and west. Back to our campsite and Culra where we packed up and cycled to Dalwhinnie via Loch Pattack.dave neilson07/05/2017
Solo, with my bike until 2km from Ben Alder Cottage. Then the track (!) was awful. Getting up the hill was easy. Clearing fog, great views. Now on to Ben Alder.Play2End07/09/2016
Cycled from Dalwhinnie to Culra then a round of Ben Alder, Sron Coire na h-Iolaire and Beinn Bheoil.rhalstead17/06/2016
Cycled Dalwhinnie to Culra then anti-clockwise circuit of the 6 Munros before cycling back to Dalwhinnie. On own.MorecambeMonkey06/06/2016
with Ben Alder, from Culra, 7 hrs 20Dunlawyering24/05/2016
Round of the 6 Dalwhinnie munros from Culra with Rob Wight. Dry, breezy day. Initially low cloud but cleared so fantastic views when on Ben Alder. 10 hours.alexmaclennan08/08/2015
Julie B. From Ben Alder and closed bothy overnight.Bookerdddd21/05/2015
Round of Carn Dearg, Sgor Gaibhre, Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil from the Rannoch road. Day 48 of 59 for all Munros. 45km, +/-2100m, 13 hours 45.PGCE16/04/2015
shiena & katiejennygraham10/10/2014
4 of 4: From Sron Coire na h-Iolaire.ChrisR09/08/2014
Easter camp near Loch Pattack. Over Beinn Bheoil and Ben AlderGallovidian20/04/2014
25 mile round trip from Dalwhinnie.chriswatson14/04/2014
With Tim & ReevaLoz_mck19/10/2013
Climbed with Richard from Dalwhinnie. Walked into Culra bothy, ditched kit, climbed Beinn Bheoil then Ben Alder, walked back to Bothy. Total 15.25 hours!! Was difficult finding the summit of Ben Alder due to poor visibility and the walk back from Beinn Alder was 'murderous' due to deep slushy snow and several necessary river crossings/diversions due to overflowing rivers. Poor visibility but no wind.amcculloch16/02/2013
267th - Allan - walk in along Loch Ericht from Dalwhinnie. Good snow cover from 900m, dry with moderate winds but visibility reduced during day to 10m on Ben Alder summit. Incredibly long day at 15hr 8min, snow cover of streams made walk out to Culra bothy tricky.RGibbs16/02/2013
3rd of 3. It doesn't look much but it's a reasonable trek from Alder. Dropped down through heather to pickup path to bothy and the cycle out. ~57km, ~2000m, ~13hrs. Epic!bowzi25/06/2012
From Corrour holiday cottages, sunny, very hot and good views.iangalbraith27/05/2012
cycled in from dalwhinnie stayed the night in bothy then beinn bheoil, and ben alder in strong winds and rain.robertphillips10/03/2012
Cycled from Dalwhinnie along Loch side. Lovely track. Horrible day then once on summit got the views as weather improved. Lucky Company: Paul Johnsoniandesbottes20/08/2011
Solo hot day met a Bambi on walk out and missed the last train and slept in Dalwhinnie train station waiting roommunromurph01/07/2011
Rob and I as a monster cycle traverses of Bein Bheoil and Ben Alder. Leaving Dalwhinnie near rail station we cycled along Loch Ericht into driving wind and rain, passing massive Castles and Lodges in imposing positions on Lochside. Reaching Loch PPattacdavid.walker4028/05/2011
From Dalwhinnie, cycled to Culra bothyrobhenderson28/05/2011
Climbed after bagging Ben Alder. No real problems just the descent and finding a good way down.Jhimmy30/04/2011
Sunday night at Culra bothy, cycle in and outsry225/10/2010
Done with Ben Alderakmilne01/07/2009
Climbed with Ben AlderFCMark01/07/2009
From tent near Loch Pattack, up Carn Dearg, Geal Charn, Aonach Beag, Beinn Eibhinn, Ben Alder and Beinn BheoilGallovidian02/06/2009
has for Ben AlderNozzer30/05/2009
first ascent of the first 2 tops then second ascents of ben alder & beinn bheoil & their tops. cool on the tops, lots of snow still on ben alders summit area. goc 09, 2 in party, climbed from a high camp on a through walk to dalwhinnie.rum doodle 12/05/2009
Long solo bike & walk - fine & sunny but with deep cover of soft snowbarnz4810/05/2009
Cycled in to Culra Bothy, 16.5km then completed Beinn Bheoil, Ben Alder + 1 Top, 19.1km, 1090m, in 6.5hrJamesSDonald16/11/2008
See Ben Alderdickscroop14/10/2008