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Name:Cruach nan Nighean West Top
Hill number:5898
Height:584m / 1916ft
Parent (Ma):272  Beinn Donachain
RHB Section:03C: Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Awe
Class:Subdodd
(s5)
Grid ref:NN 20620 31869
Summit feature:rock outcrop
Drop:23m
Col:561m  NN207319  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) OL39N 364N 377E
Observations:rock outcrop 9m ESE is just lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 25 users)ByDate of Ascent
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 Glen Orchy Galltywenallt26/04/2018
On way to BeinnDonachainrussell6110/04/2016
With Vic. After main top on way to Beinn Donachain.ngthack20/03/2016
On way to DonnachainMartin 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
From Nighean. 2 more drops across hags to Donachain.arranc01/04/2006
mae14/07/2019
hillhunter02/02/2019
alda05/08/2017
m0untain_n0mad06/11/2016
NormanW08/09/2015
nicolajane08/06/2015
robertphillips18/04/2014
Isbjorn21/03/2014
DaveMcS09/06/2013
Gavin Theobald07/05/2013
jimbloomer16/05/2012
Martin6615/05/2012
richtea504027/03/2011
ajwxyzt27/03/2011
Tricky28/12/2006