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Name:Beinn Lair
Hill number:1026
Height:859m / 2818ft
RHB Section:14A: Loch Maree to Loch Broom
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 98162 73268
Summit feature:4m high cairn
Col:404m  NG976746  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 190 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
from Letterewe Lodge via Bealach Meinnidh KeithByTheC03/08/2019
Bike to forest east of Kernsary then good paths to Bealach. Still, sunny day giving fine views to Fisherfield and Torridon. Return over Meall Mheinnidh. A good day out! Shower during bike ride back!MichaelF19/05/2017
Took the boat across from the Loch Maree Hotel with Mark, Anne, Ralph the Collie and Dad. The first of 3 hills reached by the stalkers path from Letterewe House to the Bealach Mheinnidh and up easy slopes from there. Fine views to Fisherfield and Torridon.bowlesy17/05/2017
Took an unusual route for Beinn Lair, Meall Mheinnidh and Beinn Airigh Charr. We arranged to meet Eoghan Maclean at the Loch Maree Hotel and he took us by boat to Letterewe. This took around half an hour and he dropped us off near the stalkers track leading to Beinn Lair, after this was climbed we went on to the Graham Meall Mheinnidh and then took a steep descent down quite rough terrain before heading up Beinn Airigh Charr. We took the ridge back towards Loch Maree before dropping down to pick up the track which took us back to our start track and the shore. We stopped on Isla Maree on our return which was a bonus. With Anne, Chris and Mark. A memorable trip.Peterb17/05/2017
Beinn Lair and Meall Mheinnidh on a completely perfect day. What could be nicer?Gill09/05/2017
Circuit from Kinlochewe.chalky195306/05/2017
CK SheilaS21/04/2017
Staying (both nights) at Carnmore stable, midgy start of the day but clearing later once once on Beinn Lair. Plenty of goats around today.Grinner21/08/2016
Tops cleared as I ascended to give fantastic views.oatcake03/06/2016
A big day from Poolewe.Alan18/05/2016
Took the boat from Loch Marie hotel. Great way to cut out the long walk. We had 6 hrs to finish our targets. Wonderful cliff on this Corbett.tallblond09/05/2015
Cycled in from Poolewe as far as forest end. Superb day including Meall Mheinnidh. Incredible views.Campbell Singer09/05/2015
W Jenx after long walk in on calm cloudy day from Poolewe. Dropped sacs near Loch and scaled Ben Lair via sub top to large cairn. Bagged Graham before back to sacs and Carnmore barn for three nights. Big storm overnight to Sunday! Glad of solid roof!nordicstar21/09/2013
round of 3 beinn lair, meall mheinnidh, beinn airgh charr cycled from poolewe to kernsary then good paths to summits, long day.robertphillips07/09/2013
Boat over. Day ruined by blister. So only did this hill.johnm25/07/2011
From Incheril.ChrisR12/06/2011
Ascended from Carnmore after descent from Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor. Continued east to wild camp west of Meall Fhuarandavidpettit8404/06/2011
MC JC. Kayaked across Loch Maree for an overnight stay. Reasonably choppy. Climbed path behind Letterewe House to bealach. Dropped sacks and climbed Beinn Lair. Very hot and sultry. 5 ponies on top. Returned to packs and descended to Fionn Loch where we camped on the beach at the end of the loch. Beautiful views. Wind dropped. Midge hell. In bed by 8.30pm. Arose early on following morning and trook leisurely stroll to summit of Beinn a'Chaisgein Mor. Fantastic VP. Reeturned, packed tent and exited by route in. Climbed the Graham Meall Mheinnich on way out. Paddled back across a very rough L. Maree. Great trip.Martin6614/08/2010
Walk-in from Poolewe, camping. Via Bealach Mheinnidh, easy slopes and spectacular views down gullies to NE. Large cairn, quartz topping. Missed doing Meall Mheinnidh on return: been kicking myself ever since!Aye Jimmy31/05/2006
done with Meall Mheinnidhdmckeith02/01/2006
From PooleweBLACKHILL06/06/2005
From Meall Mheinnidh en route to Poolewe.Eddie26/05/2001
Big cliffs on one side, grassy slopes to Loch Maree on the other sidegman09/09/1999
Solo trip, on L. Maree trekInvicta1412/06/1999
From Poolewe to Kernsary, into wood and vile slimy ooze to river bank and 1 1/2m through hags and junction of paths. Raven. Under cliffs and on zig zag between the hills to get view of freshly painted Carnmore bothy (new Dutch owner) in white and green. To junction and to bealach and trudge over dried grass to edge of escarpment onto stony dome for 3/4m to top at 15.15. Ptarmigan. Massive views. At car 20m, 10 hrs.arranc27/05/1996
Second day of two day expedition from Poolewe to Incheril. With Rhona Fraser and George Gilpin. From Bealach Mhèinnidh we ascended Beinn Lair. We passed over Sgurr Dubh and to the west of two lochans and the next top, to avoid a steep and craggy descent, We found a good contouring line north of Loch Garbhaig and west of Meall Daimh to climb steeply, but easily to the summit ridge of Slioch.pwbellarby07/08/1994
Corbett bagging: Beinn Lair and Beinn Airigh Charr RHW06/07/1994
SD, DBY, AS Uisdean2507/07/1986
Ascended whilst walking from Shenavall to Kinlochewe via Carnmore.JohnW07/08/1981
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