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Name:Meall a' Chaorainn
Hill number:1078
Height:632m / 2073ft
RHB Section:15A: Loch Broom to Strath Oykel
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Cromarty, Catchment Boundaries, Dornoch
Watershed:Dornoch Firth, Inner Moray Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 36007 82718
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:475m  NH348833  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 20
(1:25k) 437N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 119 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up from 362821duchally21/10/2019
G and Aarthurwhittaker17/08/2019
Long route from Black Bridge. Along Strath Vaich. Very steep climb to flat summit of Meall a' Chuaille, traverse to Meall a' Chaorainn, then very steep descent back to track. Continued over Carn Lochain Sgeireich, Carn Feur-lochain, Dunan Liath then Beinn Tharsuinn and camped by Crom Loch. In the morning on to Carn Crom-loch and return. Rain for most of first day with low cloud, but cleared later.RobertP31/05/2019
Parked at Glencalve Lodge car park, mountain bike to foot of hill on rough track 2hours30, 45 minutes steep ascent to summit.rogreeves05/07/2018
From Black BridgeBLACKHILL07/05/2018
Bike ride in along Loch Vaich. Up to the beallach and onto wide grassy ridge. 15 deer already at the summit.Campbell Singer19/05/2017
M. From Black Bridge by bike on wet day. 2 hrs to top. Lots of Highland cow bullocks getting a bit lively on the track. Very steep but straightforward Ascent from highpoint of track. Return in 1hr 15.Martin6602/11/2016
Round of Chasteil and Chaorainn from Black Bridge. Cycled up to Lubachlaggan and up north side of burn, up Chasteil, down and across to Chaorainn.Topographer5711/05/2016
1 of 2: From A835 at Blackbridge. Bike.ChrisR08/05/2015
round of 3 meall a chaorainn, carn ban, and beinn chaisteil,cycled up from black bridge through strathvaich to deanich lodge.robertphillips05/10/2013
AMT Uisdean2515/06/2013
W Jenx, backpacked in from Calvie Lodge. After Beinn a'Chaisteill and Beinn Tharsuinn previous day camped by bridge at NH354840 (idyllic). Early morning up NW ridge of a'Chaorainn easy to top in clearing mists, before Carn Ban and East ridge out.nordicstar08/06/2013
alone SheilaS05/05/2012
Done with Beinn Tharsuinn on a long daydmckeith15/05/2010
Park at start of track to Strath Vaich. On bike for 2 hours. Along track then drop over stream and another rise steeply up on deer grass and heather to top at 11.45. Plateau dome. to Tharsuinn.arranc02/07/2006
v steep remote heathery hill overshadowed by neighbours. 548689 nr Eileanach Lodge - figure-8 circuit RHW23/04/2000
Round of Carn a'Choin Deirg, Badach Mor, Carn Ban and Meall a'Chaorainn from Alladale Lodge.Eddie11/06/1996
Simon Winton18/07/2018
Tom Mundell23/06/2018
Trekking toes23/06/2018
Johnny Corbett09/06/2018
dave g05/06/2018
Dave McG07/04/2017
Erik B07/04/2017
Martin R01/10/2015
Sick Kid25/07/2015
Tony S23/05/2015
ancient brit24/03/2014