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Name:Cruban Beag
Hill number:379
Height:590m / 1936ft
RHB Section:04B: Loch Treig to Loch Ericht
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,HF,Y)
Grid ref:NN 66858 92448
Summit feature:rock 3m NNE of trig point
Drop:216m
Col:374m  NN645888  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 35
(1:25k) OL56 402
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 150 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A good hill, starting near the memorial. Parked on the grass by the large boulder at the fork in the forest road. Obvious route to the N ridge, with the tracks visible through felled forestry. Small section of new planting, easy, to the deer fence. Needs climbing, and the only bit that isn't rickety is by a fence post made from a tree trunk. Contour below the bumpy ridge on easy short vegetables, then step over a BWF at a boggy col. Head for an obvious break in the crags above a scree slope, and grovel up a peaty stony rooty deer track. Very easy thereafter, with a good path. Splendid views all the way.Gill10/06/2018
Along the track to the north-west (parking a couple of hundred metres along the road to the east); then south-east making a bee-line for the top across heathery ground, climbing two deer fences in the process.martin_hall16/04/2018
Saved the largest for last. An impressive trig, and fab 360 degree panorama on a stunningly sunny November day.summitter18/11/2017
Ran itColinmac200517/09/2017
Quick walk up from the center of Scotland marmoreal in GlentruimNozzer29/05/2017
Bagging the trig. Parked at the stone marking one of the supposed centres of Scotland near Glentruim. Followed the markd trail to the nearest cairn. From here, there is a new deer fence barring the way to the next set of cairns. This was negotiated successfully and the cairns were reached. Then it was on past a broadband aerial array, over a low fence and on to the trig via a steep diagonal path. Great views up and down the A9 and away to the west.BigJ29/05/2017
parked at bridge in Glen Truim GR659936 and followed ridge to summitLesH03/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac25/03/2017
Parked at 659935 and headed up the track south before crossing the burn and keeping to the north side of the fence on the NW ridge. This avoids negotiating deer fences higher up. Just under 2 hours solo.bolton14/02/2017
2 of 2: From Falls of Truim CP :Off the A9.ChrisR13/08/2016
From bridge to the north. Along the north side of the fence line then followed the ridge to summit. Low cloud, on surrounding hills but clear summitN.Morters18/07/2016
From the north via track then fence. Such lovely views all round today.jenx14/03/2016
With a friend. From near the war memorial to the north of Cruban Beag. We followed a track south, taking a branch SW and then following a fence. We had noted the crag signs on the OS 1:50,000 map, but thought we ought to be able to climb up the prow of the NE ridge of Cruban Beag. It was steep heather with snow and icy in parts. Higher up it became rocky and a bit icy so we decided to retreat as a slip could have unpleasant consequences. We contoured round to the west and climbed steeply up a leftwards slanting defile. This was also heather with snow, but we did succeed here to reach easier slopes leading to the summit of Cruban Beag. Saw an eagle. Descended the NW ridge, keeping to the left of crags. We came across a fence, which we followed down, keeping to the right of the fence. Low down we crossed a field with cattle in it to reach the road at a gate. No need for any fence climbing. Walked along the road back to the cars.pwbellarby17/01/2016
minor road near bridge track then north side of fence to the top.robertphillips26/07/2015
from minor rd to NW 663934. places to park and up NW ridge. PleasantThearlaichdubh01/05/2015
From 663934. With ES and IS.amswanston23/12/2014
With AS and IS.eks23/12/2014
With AS and ES. Part carried.iks23/12/2014
Headed up a track from the minor road, then across the heathery slopes to the summit. Oh, I forgot, there is a huge deer fence to assault. Followed the ridge line descent back to the road.Play2End16/11/2014
Parked by bridge over burn on minor road on north side of the hill at NN 659 935. Then walked a little way east to pass through gate into boggy field. Worked our way SE through gap in the trees and then up to minor bealach on the hill's NE ridge. Followed deer tracks from there up steeply through crags onto plateau and then easily west up to trig point. Descended north, avoiding crags, to join outward route on edge of woods. With AT.Man of Kernow104/06/2014
Solo tripInvicta1431/05/2014
lovely little hill, but it has two deer fences. the first had a gap you could crawl through, second was bend over , easy enough to step over.tallblond26/10/2013
Using track from the N then across to summitAndrewFinnimore26/09/2013
From road to NW (65990 93480)cross fence at R of crags, then open ground to top. No vegitation issues.tim74716/03/2013
Started from NW, followed track south then turned SE. Encountered more natural regenerate vegetation defended by high fencing. Returned by more direct route, following east side of fence. Starting from Falls of Truim may have been better albeit steeper.Topographer5705/08/2011
Started from War Memorial - tracks to edge of forest at 673736 - then curving E ridge - no problems - terrific viewpoint.Chris Peart09/11/2010
Revisit. Trig on rock outcrop at summit, small cairn nearby. Quick bag (45mins) from N (little sign of the mapped crags), late pm, great light, fine view.RHW28/12/2008
Cloudy, clear, cold wind, good viewsiangalbraith15/06/2007
Ascended from track to the north west.JohnW01/05/2006
on the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL13/05/2004
Through gate over meadow to cross stream and on beast made path up through heather and steady plod over uneven heather, 2 deer fences and to Vanessa 10757. 15.00.arranc21/06/2003
Solo Uisdean2513/04/2003
From 678942 along track through forest, then up from NE, down south ridge and return by CrubenmoreGallovidian01/03/2003
Elma Victoria Cameron Fraserdonmeister04/01/2001
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine hill & view, simple climb. minor rd to N, 667935 RHW19/03/2000
Easy option after giving up in deep snow in the big hills.Eddie19/02/2000
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