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Name:Beinn a' Chaisgein Beag
Hill number:1034
Height:682m / 2238ft
RHB Section:14A: Loch Maree to Loch Broom
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Inverianvie, Little Gruinard, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 96604 82130
Summit feature:small cairn on outcrop
Col:509m  NG973819  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
(1:25k) 435N
Observations:higher than large cairn to N and 2m to 4m higher than trig point
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 123 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From large layby at outlet of Inverianvie River. Stony / grassy path, care needed at the narrowest part of the defile. Any hint of a semi-improved path ends as per the 1:25,000 OS map. Improvised a route past Loch Carn an t-Sagairt, not too bad. Returned to the river at 969859. Crossed the river easily shortly afterwards. Then a straightforward plod more or less straight to the summit skirting under the north top.Owen B27/08/2019
Circuit from bridge over River Gruinard. Crossed Allt Loch Ghuibhsachain and followed E bank, crossed after approx 1.5km then climbed to start of stalkers' path. Creag na Sgoine (alternative HuMP summit), Creag-mheall Mor, Creag-mheall Mor East Top (fine rocky top), Carn Lochan na Bearta (another fine top of bare rock), traverse to Frith-mheallan, then on to Beinn a' Chaisgein Beag. Descent E to cross stream and rejoin stalkers path for short distance. Climbed Creag-mheall Meadhonach (camped overnight just below summit), then Creag-mheall Meadhonach North Top, Creag-mheall Beag, Creag-mheall Beag North Top (unable to reach one of summit contentders in wet conditions), then Creag nam Bord to reach the track and return to start. Light rain for most of walk and clouds down low, even over lower tops, just clearing a little at the end of the route.RobertP12/07/2019
Rode alongside Gruinard river to bridge over Allt an Loch Ghuisachan. Followed east side of this stream as per SMC Guide, but it was in spate and it took a while to find a place to wade across, water up to or past Knees and flowing very strong. Otherwise no problems except the fine weather changed just as I reached the base of the final climb, so no views of Fionn Loch. On return, made a bee line from the stalkers path down a wide valley straight back to the bike, wet, but easy, thus avoiding recrossing the river.IanHHill17/08/2018
Day 2 of 3. Beinn a'Chaisgein Mor & Beinn a'Chaisgein Beag from campspot at Lochan Feith Mhic'-Illean. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/05/2018
From Gruinard. Biked in to the ruin and then made for the south end of the stalkerís path. Hard going. Later advised by estate worker that I should have gone straight onto the hill and avoided horrid ground. 7.5 hour day.Campbell Singer07/05/2018
Circuit from Gruinard , large elaborate compass or clock design well made from stones near summit, don't remember from previous visits.chalky195326/06/2017
3 of 10: From Creag-mheall Meadhonach.ChrisR14/06/2017
CK SheilaS23/04/2017
With Jenx cycling the rough track from nr Gruniard house. 1hr then wrongly the rougher east bank of river. Returned on west, much easier. Stalkers path to 500m col and summit. Great views in all directions.nordicstar02/08/2016
Quite an adventure cycling all that way in. From the bridge the ground was a bit rough to the stalkers path, then easy going all the way to the top. Amazing viewpoint.jenx02/08/2016
With Dave Roeder. Fr car (10:30), bike up Gruinard River to 994855 (11:30). Along E side of river to abt 998838, crossed and steeply up to join stalker's path. Followed this to col and thence to summit. Dry but cloud low; sun but no view on top; cleared on descent. Bike 17:30, car 18:30dbb06/06/2014
With Mora, a 6 day backpack trip from Incheril.BLACKHILL03/06/2014
round of 4 beinn chaisgain, beinn a chaisein mor, beinn dearg mor, beinn dearg bheag, from gruinard house cycled along tracks along river gruinard to loch na sealga then to summits anticlockwise, long day.robertphillips08/09/2013
Revisit. Original plan was just B a'c Beag, after the ferry from Stornoway but a combination of boat and weather problems saw me back on the mainland early. With an 0630 start from Inverianvie River Bridge (ex G1818 FB) I was at the trig in 3 hours and on Creag-mheall Mor by 1130. With a lot of day left I unfolded the map and realised that the impressive-looking Ruadh Stac Mor was probably doable so I headed there over a string of Sims / Graham Tops then back via 2 more Graham Tops and Beinn Chaisgein Mor - a superb 15 hour, 14 summit, 27 mile day.RHW02/06/2011
From Carnmore on good path. Then Corbetts Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor, Carn Dearg Beag and Carn Dearg Mor before return to Carnmore.mae08/05/2011
Little Gruinard River, RH bank, boggy in places. Eventually crossed river, and diagonally up hill passing N Top. Feeling remote, only person in the World - and stalker suddenly appeared! Trig and rocks at summit. NNE from here, across valley, over shoulder to Inchina where I was staying.Aye Jimmy24/10/2007
Parked by Gruinard River. On bike for first hour, then crossed side stream and very rough path on E side of stream to Loch Ghiubhsachan. Another stream uphill on compass to stalkers' path at 12.30. Crossed a second stream to get onto RP. Hammering noises now explained - building a bothy with 2 men and lots of timber. How did it and they get there? 400m from path, who will use it? To bealach and steady plod over grass to top at 13.45. To Frith M.arranc28/06/2005
KAT, JMN, JROB, A&H Uisdean2527/07/2002
Round of Beinn Airigh Charr then across Dubh Loch to Beinn a'Chaisgein Beag.Eddie25/05/2001
Graham bagging: Little Gruinard - Beinn a'Chaisgein Beag - Kinlochewe RHW03/02/1998
Ascended on return from Beinn a'Chaisgein Mor, heading back to Gruinard Bay.JohnW28/05/1992
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