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Name:Beinn Dearg
Hill number:62
Height:427m / 1401ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Y)
Grid ref:NN 58881 03785
Summit feature:ground 1m S of fence junction
Drop:212m
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 181 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
lindaross22/01/2020
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
sarah mundell22/11/2019
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
dave g08/12/2018
fionnag08/12/2018
From Ben Gullipen with CM. About 2.5 hours return from 618048. Great views over to the Trossachs.bolton04/12/2018
CJM04/12/2018
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
Gallovidian18/03/2018
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
ARM30/07/2017
Followed track from 617048. Beautiful sunny evening fantastic views. A good two hours brisk walk.Crib Goch06/05/2017
GmacT19/04/2017
elizyanne19/04/2017
benarmine27/03/2017
walk livi01/03/2017
PaulineD01/03/2017
iainwalton16/12/2016
georgeh6028/11/2016
Dee Rogers27/09/2016
Bheinn13/08/2016
vuirich11/06/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac09/03/2016
Louise01/01/2016
ajwxyzt01/01/2016
And 20/06/2019chrispine22/12/2015
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
Nick Down106/12/2015
duchally22/11/2015
IainT02/10/2015
Jon F28/08/2015
johanz8520/08/2015
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
MacAoidh08/11/2014
kiltedbiggles14/09/2014
PGCE13/09/2014
NormanW13/01/2014
kathyh12/01/2014