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Name:Beinn a' Choin
Hill number:48
Height:768.7m / 2522ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA), Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Forth, Leven (Dumbarton)
Watershed:Firth of Forth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Firth of Clyde, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 35430 13021
Summit feature:cairn
Col:424m  NN346166  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50 56
(1:25k) OL39N 364N
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 253 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Room for a car in the wide entrance to Corriearklet Farm. ACW round of Corriearklet, ascending - through fairly long vegetation, initially - to Garadh and descending over Maol Odhar. Spent a while finding the highest top of Maol Mor, then over the impressive tooth of Stob a'Choin Dhubh, Meal Breac a'Bhealaich, Beinn a'Choin, steeply down to the peat hags of the bealach and the post and rock summit of Stob an Fhainne.Nick Down125/05/2020
Wet wet wet! Up RSPB reserve path to sheep fold. Through this and short difficult bushwack to fond ATV 4x4 track which goes most of the way. Short dither around at the top over rough ground and to top. Descent the same way cos it was wet.TamCollie22/11/2019
From RSPB car park, along ATV track to gate in deer fence and then up directly to summit. Return following old fence SE towards bealach, down stream to 2nd gate and along track. Last Corbett!MichaelF28/04/2018
from the rspb car park along the upward trail until the 3rd gate then headed straight up to the summit through the crags returned the same waysteven morrice15/04/2018
Lovely day. Still some snow high up.iansm01/04/2018
revisit for the tops,corriearklet round ACW nice sunny day.robertphillips09/09/2017
Parked at Stronlachlar. Followed old military road to Corriearklet; completed horseshoe over Maol Mor, Beinn a'Choin, Stob an Fhainne; then returned along track to Stronlachlar.PaulineD18/04/2017
From Garrison farm, through the RSPB reserve and up the stream by the sheepfold. Purgatorial going through regenerating woodland - sickly saplings planted in deep hidden holes full of water amongst monstrous triffid-style vegetation. After a character forming slog, I found an ATV track, which was slightly less purgatorial. Better going above the deer fence, and the track goes almost to the top. Followed the track all the way back down, but gruesome going lower down (rushes, holes, tussocks, bracken). This route would be a lot better in winter when the vegetables have died back; or, better still, choose a different route from the many superior offerings described by others!Gill26/09/2016
From An Casteil down to bealach up steeply past some steep rocks. 2 cairns. Unsure which was summit. Descent down rudge and log boggy walk back. Great. Clear wuth giid views.Langbank 25/06/2016
CK SheilaS18/05/2016
From Ardlui ferry straight up the very steep side of the ridge to north of Stob nan Eigrach then south along ridge over Bein a Choin and three of the four Graham tops. Slow going in places on wet thawing snow so had to miss last of the tops, Stob an Fhainne to be sure of getting last ferry which I made with just 15 minutes to spare. Steep descent from ridge south of Bein a Choin to Loch Lomand very tricky in wet, thawing snow and navigating rocky outcrops, not recommended in these conditions, I think a line further south would have been betterdickscroop30/04/2016
4 of 4: From Maol an Fhithich.ChrisR11/09/2015
Round of Corriearklet. Good views of familiar hills between showers.RobertP30/08/2015
Corriearklet - Maol Mor - Beinn a' Choin - Stob an Fhainne - Corriearkletdavidpettit8425/05/2015
Solo.Dangerous Dave28/08/2014
It did not rain all the time, occasionally there was hail or snow.Martin R25/02/2014
With Robert Wright and Holly. My first hill of 2014. Snow, clear top, bit of wind but a great half a day. 4 hours.alexmaclennan12/01/2014
From Stronachlachar via Glen Gyle. Ben Ducteach (BD)N Top, Cruach, BD W Top, BD, Stob nan Eigrach, Maol an Fhithich, Beinn a'Choin, Stob an Fhainne, Maol Breac a'Bhealaich, Stob a'Choin Dhuibh, Meall Morjimbloomer28/06/2013
With Dad and Iain. Lots of sliding down snow, fell into a deep puddle under snowandymort31/03/2013
From InversnaidBLACKHILL26/03/2012
Circuit from Inverarnan involving very steep ascent of slope above Doune. Returned via Cruach and Ben Glas waterfall.Smudge25/03/2012
beinn a choin in the morning and cruinn a bheinn after lunch.robertphillips08/02/2012
Climbed in good wintery conditions from road at NN356095, parked under pines. Steep pull direct up fence to Stob an Fhainne, then across broad col to summit slopesnordicstar11/03/2011
Up from Beinglas farm, bagging subsidiaries on the way. Then on to Stob an Fhainne, down to Inversnaid and back along the West Highland Way.campagvelocet01/09/2010
With Brian. Boggy at the start causing tired legs. Otherwise unremarkable.gercal5304/04/2010
climbed with KBjohnm30/08/2008
From Stronachlachar.Grinner22/07/2007
from loch arklet over stob an fhainnebuggerlugs07/04/2007
Easy walk, once I found somewhere to park.douglas_easton03/04/2006
No log to entre?John Young01/10/2005
during last week of CorbettsIanHHill28/06/2005
With DC and JC . Clear and sunny. Climbed from L. Arklet dam. Deep, long, wet grass. Hard going. Nice sunset over Narnain. One other on the hill.Martin6606/12/2003
Quite a hard ascent from the Lock Arklet dam with Martin66 & JC. Straight up over Stob an Fhainne & then on to Beinn a'Choin. Great view. Back by the same route.NotReallyABagger06/12/2003
And 31/12/2017, 07/09/2018, 28/06/2019, 13/04/2020chrispine10/06/2003
Sunny, warm, calm but hazy views.iangalbraith16/03/2003
From Corriearklet with Fiona, clockwise round Stob an Fhainne, Beinn a'Choin, Meall Mor & tops. Chalmers No.28.agentmancuso29/03/2002
JEB, FJB, ERB, DA Uisdean2501/05/2000
Horseshoe from Corriearklet as in SMC Corbett book. Good walk with fair bit of up/down on first section of ridge. Mist kept coming and going.Aye Jimmy19/03/2000
Quite a difficult ascent from Inversnaidgman09/09/1999
from S A C D. A final massive drop down before final climb to top. 16.00. Gingerly downhill to road and bikes at 18.05. For 14m return trip to pier via north road. A water board van stopped to ask if we would like a lift as the bike man was worried. Accepted gladly after about 3 miles and very late return to pier. Without it, with the unexpected very severe gradients, we would probably still be pushing!arranc05/04/1996
Self and TaffyInvicta1415/09/1995
Corbett bagging (two walks): Beinn a'Choin and Ben Vuirich RHW11/11/1994
Anti clockwise Beinn a'Choin evening round from Loch Arklet, Maol Mor to Stob an Fhainne with AJ.Eddie01/06/1994
From Stronachlachar up to Maol Mor then on to Beinn a' Choin and down to Loch KatrineGallovidian25/04/1993
Elma, Jackdonmeister14/08/1992