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Name:Cruach nan Nighean
Hill number:5897
Height:587m / 1926ft
Parent (Ma):272  Beinn Donachain
RHB Section:03C: Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Awe
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five
(Tu,5,HF)
Grid ref:NN 20926 31733
Summit feature:rock
Drop:36m
Col:551m  NN204317  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) OL39N 364N 377E
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 35 users)ByDate of Ascent
Round of Cruach nan Nighean, Beinn Donachain, Beinn Donachain SW Top, A'Chreag. From Dalmally Bridge following track / path on N side of River Orchy before ascending and return along ridge. Some rain but cleared later in day.RobertP27/05/2019
8 top round A, chreag, beinn donachain SW top, beinn donachain west top, beinn donachain, cruach nan nighean west top, cruach nan nighean, cromadh mor, cromadh mor NE top, from near dalmally bridge, left bike at catnish for a mostly downhill cycle back to the car at dalmally.robertphillips24/02/2019
Solo anticlockwise traverse of Beinn Donachain from Eas Urchaidh. New forest track now reaches the edge of the trees at NN213317, which made the descent from the Nigheans nice and straightforward.amswanston05/01/2019
We scrambled over the closed bridge at Catnish car park (alternative bridge to be erected I believe) to Cruach nan Nighean (constructed a wee cairn for those arriving in mist or night time), onto the West Top then down and up to Beinn Donachain (which does not live up to its Evil Mountain moniker). Finished with the West and NW, which are rather pretty adjacent Lochan Uaine on a cloudless Autumn afternoon. The hack back to the car park was direct, through long grass, bracken and bog - lovely!summitter28/10/2018
from Bridge of Orchy via closed footbridge at NN232305 Galltywenallt26/04/2018
en route to Beinn DonachainIanHHill19/05/2017
On way to Beinn Donachain.russell6110/04/2016
With Vic. Repulsed by locked gate to suspension bridge. Went up road to next car park & up through forest. On way to Beinn Donachain.ngthack20/03/2016
As part of pulling Donna's chainMartin R09/03/2014
Parked as others at Catnish, used bridge (easy climb locked gate) to cross river in spate.Bank of river to new deer fence, then track to first bend onto hill. Over deer fence and rising contour around first ridge, then bearing to top. Continue onto Donachain main summit, then down over three of tops on fine ridge.nordicstar29/12/2013
Sunny spells, cold at summit, good views.iangalbraith13/04/2008
Parked 1 1/4 miles beyond first footbridge as it was closed for safety. Over bridge and on sludgy west bank of river to first bridge. Path appeared but largely running with water, green swampy bits, very slippery underfoot. Out of woods uphill across treacherous tussock aimimg for zig zag stalkers' path. These were even more wet and slippery than what was to come. Steeply uphill over dead white tussock and plod up to visible horizon. Vicious hail shower. and to flat top. 13.50. to w top.arranc01/04/2006
With Beinn Donachainhillsmanblank
sclater13/09/2019
clanbonham07/09/2019
mae14/07/2019
hillhunter02/02/2019
Erik B26/11/2017
Dave McG26/11/2017
alda05/08/2017
m0untain_n0mad06/11/2016
NormanW08/09/2015
nicolajane08/06/2015
chalky195325/11/2014
robertphillips18/04/2014
Isbjorn21/03/2014
jenx29/12/2013
DaveMcS09/06/2013
Gavin Theobald07/05/2013
jimbloomer16/05/2012
Martin6615/05/2012
richtea504027/03/2011
ajwxyzt27/03/2011
Tricky28/12/2006
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