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Name:Beinn Direach
Hill number:1135
Height:688.9m / 2260ft
RHB Section:16B: Durness to Loch Shin
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dornoch, Eriboll
Watershed:Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Dornoch Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NC 40620 38048
Summit feature:embedded slabby rock 30m NNE of cairn
Col:536.8m  NC 40038 38550  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 16
(1:25k) 447S
Observations:cairn is at NC 40612 38017
Survey:Abney level/Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 137 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Nice hill from West Merkland up south ridge down to bealach & 152.1m of accent to Beinn Direach. 6hours50.rogreeves21/05/2019
From Ben Hee. Back down the path then north to the high point of the track. Pathless and quite hard work on a warm, cloudless, hazy day up the long slope. A rather featureless hill overshadowed on both sides.Owen B22/04/2019
A nice White Christmas walk in soft snow. Over Carn an Tionail, then on to Beinn Direach. Nice easy descent to the bealach, then an ATV track goes down to the valley.Gill25/12/2017
Took a while to locate the col coming from Carn an Tionail in mist, but only problem after that was the wet slippy ground.IanHHill11/08/2017
with Carn an Tional. reasonable dayoatcake09/07/2017
2 of 5: From Meall a Chleirich.ChrisR08/05/2017
Second visit, collecting surrounding topsColin Crawford18/06/2016
Circuit of tops from West Merkland.Smudge13/05/2016
Just this one for today - followed ATV track from Bealach Meirleich road.fasgadh10/10/2015
From West Merkland via Tionail and a pass where a heavy shower and rough terrain took their toll. Fortunately on the summit the sun and clear air returned.Topographer5721/08/2015
??ancient brit01/01/2014
round of 3 from west merkland, beinn direach, carn an tionail,and mellan liath coire mhic dhughaill.robertphillips07/07/2013
MC JC O MH BH. ice day. Managed to avoid stalkers.Martin6607/09/2012
alone SheilaS01/05/2012
Solo. After MLCMD, SB, and CaT.amswanston15/04/2012
Solo Uisdean2527/07/2011
With Ben Hee, from West Merkland. After Hee dropped down to strath and straight up Direach. Back down ridge over top to car.nordicstar24/04/2011
from Tionail. Coffee sheltering from SE wind. Downhill over stone slabs with some side stepping to a low point in a very complex boiler plate col and up over more stones and boulders on largely gentle slopes to top at 13.40. M L C M D, Tionail, Hope in haze, Hee and Ben More.arranc25/07/2008
Ascended from West Merkland on a sunny day.JohnW15/06/2008
From West MerklandBLACKHILL31/05/2001
fine stony hill, superb neighbourhood. West Merkland 383329, ascend from 418367 RHW26/07/2000
Round from Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill to Ben Hee that included run out to missing Graham Sabhal Beag.Eddie09/06/1996
A straight line from Ben Hee North Top.Alan Moore25/03/1991
GavinTheobald 225/08/2018
Tom Mundell06/08/2017
Sick Kid21/07/2016
TONY DEALL19/04/2016
Tony S01/04/2016