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Name:Beinn Mheadhoin
Hill number:531
Height:1182.9m / 3881ft
RHB Section:08A: Cairngorms
County/UA:Moray (UA)
Catchment:Spey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NJ 02461 01686
Summit feature:rock tor
Drop:254m
Col:929m  NJ007006  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 36
(1:25k) OL57S 403S
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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From Linn of Dee Car Park (NO 06340 89816)). Good track to Derry Lodge, good track/path up Glen Derry (occasionally muddy in places). If Glas Allt Mor is in spate then crossing it could be a problem. Clear, stony path (stepped in places) from Coire Etchachan Burn up onto the summit plateau, visible path to the SW top. Low visibility on the plateau so careful navigation required to reach the Munro summit which is a huge granite tor, a nervy scramble to the top in gale-force conditions!david23020103/10/2019
27th May 2019 GMC week Aviemore. Cold wind but clear on the tops high cloud. Ran the route. Also did Creagan a Choire Etchachan Stob Coire an t Sneachda Beinn Mheadhoin South West Top Derry Cairngorm Ben Mcdui jps66630/05/2019
23 mile run from Linn of Dee to Beinn a' Chaorainn, Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngormrhif717/11/2018
With Andy P and Jan from Czech Republic. Wet windy and cloud.gettingonabit20/06/2018
KeithByTheC07/06/2018
From camp at Loch Etchachan on round of Beinn Mheadhoin tops with C. Great weather.PeterD27/05/2018
With Beinn Bhreac, Beinn a' Chaorainn, Derry Cairngorm from Linn of DeeGeoff Briggs06/10/2017
A very easy summit tor to climb. Solo.Dangerous Dave19/09/2017
Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm from Linn of Dee,cycling into Derry Lodge. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/05/2017
From Coire Cas - descend of Coire Raibeirt is tricky when wet - then Loch Etchachan and to summit - summit is a bit of a short scramble - returned same route - low cloud/drizzle most of the day - not freezingwychwood19/12/2016
Linn of Dee to Derry Cairngorm via Derry Lodge, on to the two Munro tops, then over to Beinn Mheadoin and its two Munro tops, return from Loch Etchachan along Glen Derrykdbennett23/10/2016
superb 2 day backpack, just Richard and I on the whole area in glorious sunshine.Denise 02/10/2016
2nd ascentPeterb15/09/2016
Lovely day out in perfect conditions with Ewan Clark and Ella. Cycled almost to Hutchison Hut from Linn of Dee carpark. Onto Beinn Mheadhoin then Derry Cairngorm, then its shoulder to bikes then cycled back out. 31k; 1300m; 8 hoursalexmaclennan06/09/2016
Climbed with Cairn Gorm. Started off a cracking day, slowly degraded throughout the day. Heavy rain just as I got back to the car.FCMark06/08/2016
From Linn of Dee, bike to Derry lodge. Strong and very cold wind at the summit tors - but warm in the Lairig an Laoigh.Roblex07/07/2016
From Lin of Dee MTB up Glen Derry then a round of Stacan Dubha, Beinn Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Etchachan.rhalstead23/06/2016
1700m ascent 8.5 hours with 1 top ( from north)Dunlawyering25/05/2016
Start and finish in Lin of Dee. Loop Carn a'Mhaim, Ben MacDui, Cairn Gorm, Beinn Mheadhoin & Derry Cairngorm. Challenging decent down Cairn Gorm, lots of snow and steep. Waded through Avon, upto waste, then 700m climb to Beinn Mheadhoingandrew21/05/2016
With ChristineKeith9916/08/2015
Dad and Davidamelialloyd24/05/2015
with Dale and Rachaelrambler_gary16/05/2015
6 Munros East of Lairig Ghru. Day 55 of 59 for all Munros. 32km, +/-2900m, 11 hours 30.PGCE15/05/2015
Solo. Left Cairngorm Lodge youth hostel over Fiacall path to Coire Raibert. Spectacular. Crossed Loch Avon below the Shelter Crag. Saw the Shelter Stone but didn't go in. Met two men next day who spent the night there. Followed track up to Loch Etchacan. Very wet underfoot. Followed a path to top and then onto summit tor. Great weather. Headed down to track to Hutcheson Memorial bothy. 3 DofE people already there. Left next morning and headed back to hostel via Lairig Ghru and Chalamain Gap. Learned that one of the group who loaned me a map had been killed by rockfall climbing Pigme ridge in Coire an S-neachda.munromurph02/09/2014
with dave (chatted with 3 guys on bikes - kiwi etc)mn2326/07/2014
Climbed with Maggie on a day that started fine but ended in thundery showers. Summit plateau has several tors which are unusual. Summit is on top of one. Bike problems on way out - (puncture).dave neilson26/07/2014
With Chris Watson and Alan Dawson. Miserable on top, clagged in strong southerly wind with drizzle. Exhausting walk over fine clear Cairngorm summit, down to and round west end of loch Avon with cliffs and rain starting. Back down to loch Avon and long knackereing reascent 400m to col S of Cairngorm. 2000 of total ascent and utterly exhausting for my legs and body.vegibagger14/07/2014
One night at the Hutchinson Hut was all I could stand. Got to the top by 6:30am. Very cool but calm.Play2End12/06/2014
With friend. From car park at base of Cairn Gorm funicular railway. Up Fiacaille a' Choire Chais and down Coire Raibeirt to Stacan Dubha. Actually two tops here with most northerly being the highest. On to Beinn Mheadhoin and its slightly scary scramble to the top of the summit torr. Continued to Stob Coire Etchachan. Descent WSW to join Loch Etchachan path and then reverse outward route. Very warm with just T shirt and shorts worn.pwbellarby19/07/2013
With Tim after climbing the Talisman. Bouldering at the top :)Loz_mck13/07/2013
From Linn of Dee starting on bikes. Excellent weather. Superb day.dal05/07/2013
Up from ski centre car park, down to Loch Avon (inlet was not easy to cross without getting wet), Derry Cairngorm, Creagan a' Choire Etchachan, Beinn Mheadhoin (yes, you can scramble up to the top), a steep climb down to Loch Avon, no way across the outlet without getting wet, one more climb back to cairm Gorm and down the Windy Ridge. 10 hours.tsharp13/06/2013
280th - Solo - Dry, cool day with good visibility. From Cairngorm YH followed path through forest, along Strath Nethy, Loch Avon, Beinn Mheadhoin, Derry Cairngorm. Return over Ben Macdui to ski centre and through forest to YH. Approx 11hr day.RGibbs01/06/2013
went to the topcallum01/03/2013
On two day backpack with Gwilym from Linn of Dee.alistairpooler26/08/2012
Penultimate munro. Hated the walk in but views good. Enjoyed the castles on summit. Climbed both. Company: Soloiandesbottes21/07/2012
Nipped up in the evening whilst camping at Loch EtchachanSteveF28/06/2012
Estimated date - done with James and Dylan from Loch AvonAimless Rambler25/05/2012
with JamieJamesSDonald01/01/2012
2 of 5: From Cnap Coire na Spreidhe.ChrisR28/10/2011
toughest of the Macdui 4. Great Cairn position on top of a rock structure.akmilne14/08/2011
with Markgrimjimm03/07/2011
4 of 4. Easy descent from DC then legs feeling it on ascent to BM. 8.5hrs in and had a play on the tors. Descent to The Saddle and hard slog back up to 1150m. Down via road from Ptarmigan. 12hrs, 29.4km, 1950m ascent. Hard work! :Dbowzi03/07/2011
dazza499404/06/2011
round of cairngorm, bynack more, beinn mheadhion, and ben macdui from the ski centre.robertphillips30/04/2011
a straighforward hike across the sandy plateau to the large tor that marks the toptorkm25/07/2010
Solodickscroop25/09/2009
With Jay, camping at Braemar, biked in, pissin rain but good break & brew at Etchachan hut, weather faired ok after that.Colinmac200524/09/2009
Walked with John White, Gus, Jonstever12/06/2009
HMC David from and return to Cairngorm top car parkpigerg04/06/2009