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Name:Beinn Dearg
Hill number:62
Height:427m / 1401ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 58881 03785
Summit feature:ground 1m S of fence junction
Col:215m  NN569036  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 57
(1:25k) OL46S 365S
Observations:ground 100m NE is about 2m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 189 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked near start of a track at NN616047. Reasonable parking. 40 mins to Ben Gullipen then 30 mins more to marilyn summit. We felt we did this at a reasonably quick pace. Only 5-10 mins less on descent.willyross22/01/2020
From Callander, over bridge to signposted forest track at 627074. Signposted path leads all the way to Ben Gullipen. Quick easy forest track walking. Then followed path along the ridge down to a col, best to stay left on ATV track from the col around the LHS of Ben Dearg until the ATV track meets a path going up hill to the summit(taking off too early as we did is very rough heathery ground). To return returned back down the path and ATV track to the col, then lft through the gap towards the lake, walked clockwise around the loch to the outflow stream. Followed a path down the RHS of the stream for a few hundred metres until it met a path that led to the Rob Roy way and walked down the side of Loch Venachar to Kilmahog, then along the old railway line to Callander (with a refreshment stop in the Laid in in Kilmahog). 18.9km circuitJulieB29/12/2019
From 616047 (7:55) followed track to Ben Gullipen then along ridge across col to summit. Path and faint ATV track most of the way. Fine and warm with fair views. Return by same route; finish 9:50dbb25/08/2019
Had to start from Balvalachlan due to unhelpfully vague road diversion signs foiling efforts to reach NN616047. At NN629059 a finger-post pointed along an unmapped track going NE, with the words Ben Gullipen 2 3/4 miles - I didn't risk it. TR from Ben Gullipen, nothing steep encountered. A tempting 'path' over the intermediate mound faded out in Ruff'n'Tuff, whereas an unseen path goes L, curling down the S flank, to join an ATV track which leads almost to the summit. Pestered by flies all the way. Yet another lead-grey sky and thus yet another monochrome (and thus uninspiring) view. Has anyone seen the sun lately?Isbjorn25/06/2019
Solo trip. Probably the best view of Ben Ledi. Very steep off Ben Gullipen if you try going along the ridge. There is a path/ATV track in the valley just to S.Invicta1416/05/2019
With Malky and Jackie in loop with Monievreckie. Calm and decent views at first, raining heavily for last hour. Very warm. Rounsfell02/03/2019
From Ben Gullipen with CM. About 2.5 hours return from 618048. Great views over to the Trossachs.bolton04/12/2018
Track from the SE to the Mary'sfollowed by boggy further geek across to Beinn Dearg.vegibagger13/11/2018
4of6: From Ben Gullipen.ChrisR18/10/2018
Solo. Parked near the start of a track at NN616047 on A81 where there is parking for a few cars. Walked up the track, initially through forest and then open hillside. The track provides access to several masts on the summit area of Ben Gullipen. Highest point is reached by a stile at SW end of mast compounds. Continued to Beinn Dearg on path and then ATV track with a final little bit to the summit. Returned on track and followed it up to Letter Hill; it passes close to the highest point which is on the other side of a fence. Went up to the masts and down the access track back to the road. Fine weather and excellent views of Ben Ledi and many other hills.pwbellarby06/10/2018
Superb views, particularly northwards.summitter11/08/2018
From track to masts then over the heather/tussocks to summit. Fine autumn viewsN.Morters04/11/2017
From 617048 track to masts then followed the segments of boggy path to the summit. Nice walk. No cattle seen despite warning signs at last gate on track.assynt_bob14/10/2017
Followed track from 617048. Beautiful sunny evening fantastic views. A good two hours brisk walk.Crib Goch06/05/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac09/03/2016
And 20/06/2019 and 24/04/2020chrispine22/12/2015
Easy ascent via track to masts and then footpath along the top to summit.jenx17/12/2015
With Jenx from parking by gate at start of track to aerials/antenna. Straightforward with return to car in just over the hour.nordicstar17/12/2015
From the forest track, overlooking Letter. Went up a small path by the gully, mistake No. 1. Underestimated the distance to the trig, mistake No. 2. Returned to the track via the steep slope, mistake No. 3. Could it be worse?Play2End25/03/2015
To Beinn Dearg and back from locked gate on A81 in lovely sunny spring weather. Combination of landrover, single and ATV tracks. 2 hoursalexmaclennan24/03/2015
A81 617048 track to masts then boggy path to the summit.robertphillips28/11/2014
With EKMC Arrived very early in Callender and was pleasantly surprised to find a cafe just opening. Enjoyed tea and toast and scrambled egg. They even brought me the Sunday papers to read. At 9am I set off to climb Ben gullipen and Beinn Dearg. Following the A81 passing the Bridgend Hotel to the junction, turned left and immediately picked up an excellent forest track, shown on the map as footpath. The track is signposted for Ben Gullipen and Loch Rusky. There are other signposts on route as well forest waymarkers pointing in the direct of Ben Gullipen. As you emerge from the forest the phone mast comes into view and there is a gate warning of Pedigree Highlanders on the hill. The mast is fenced off but follow it round and there is stile and now an overgrown boggy footpath which leads down and up to Beinn Dearg. No cairn or trig point on the summit but fantastic 360 degree views. Ben Ledi dominates the skyline. Loch Venachar sits below and Loch Achray is in sight with Ben Venue and Benmunromurph01/12/2013
Track to masts then path across to summitAndrewFinnimore12/08/2013
With Gill and Jon , after an extremely windy and snowy weekend in Crianlarich. perfect little hill with a track most of the way.tallblond24/03/2013
From A81 at nn 616046BLACKHILL03/11/2011
Started at 614043, turned uphill too soon, bogged down in cuttings and heather. Back down SE ridge, then offer of ride in back of stalkers' van gratefully accepted! Probably better tackled from Loch Venachar.Topographer5728/10/2011
With Bill and Andy from A81 beyond Letter via Ben Gullipenmick07/07/2011
With Mick and AndyBillyP07/07/2011
Warm but misty morning via road thro' forest to above Letter then downhill on forest road to find hidden forest tract uphill thro' crags to head towards summit via fence line.Dugswell203/09/2010
From NE along forest track and over Ben Gullipen.agentmancuso18/02/2007
Ascended from Craig of Monievreckie. Descended over Ben Gullipen and down to Loch Venachar clear of the forest.JohnW28/03/2006
Solo Uisdean2530/07/2005
With: hb sb ab; We parked on A81 near NN617047 and followed the access track to the radio masts. From Ben Gullipen we crossed the rather boggy col before climbing to top of Beinn Dearg. We returned by the same route. Good views.Ian Baines01/06/2004
With: ib sb ab; Helen Baines01/06/2004
Strong wind, snow, sun, good views, with J&C.iangalbraith28/12/2003
Up on forest track to a 2 mast enclosure. Over 1' rough heather by old fence downhill and over a tump before final pull up to top at 15.35.arranc17/04/2003
MC JC Local hill.Martin6605/06/2001
tough heathery hill, fine view of trossachs & L Venacher. track from pass @ 613048 to transmitter, then tough heather RHW14/11/1999
Round of Ben Gullipen, Beinn Dearg and Craig of Monievreckie from A81 summit.Eddie15/11/1997
Chris Mac19/07/2020
The Rodmiester14/03/2020
Sick Kid08/03/2020
sarah mundell22/11/2019
dave g08/12/2018