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Name:Ben Donich
Hill number:1420
Height:847m / 2779ft
RHB Section:19C: Loch Fyne to Bute and the Firth of Clyde
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Long & Goil
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,P500)
Grid ref:NN 21841 04301
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:558m
Col:289m  NN226066  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL37N OL39S 363N 364S
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 311 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked on the forest road off the B828. A good path leads easily up the ridge. 3 hour solo return including a drenching at the end but at least the summit was clear. Be careful in winter snows as the fissures close to the path are very deep.bolton11/09/2018
Straight forward up and down from car park in just over 3 hours. Warm at start but rain on the way down.Roblex30/08/2018
From the main car park up the north ridge to summit, then down the west ridge to Glen Croe and back to the start. An amazing viewpoint!Chris Mac19/05/2018
From The Brack. Initially a steep ascent up a gully from the col, then easier going up the lumpy shoulder. Then WSW to the fence tripoint at 400m, then SW back to Lochgoilhead, turned out to be hard work, probably would have been better to have headed south from the summit before turning SW.Owen B14/05/2018
After Beinn an Lochain. Do not be fooled by the OS map. Access up the N ridge is easy - signposted track through trees from track at NN227066, then good path all the way to the summit. V boggy in places but that is par for the course. Good thing too, as it was thick mist!Mark Jackson22/08/2017
Via forest tracks and NE ridge. Very cloudy on ascent. Cleared on summit. Back via The Brack.Winterfloodian17/07/2017
Started at car park beyond rest and be thankful, started at 6.50am, interesting section of large boulders quite treacherous in snow on way up. Managed to get to summit and rewarded by blue sky and stunning views. Found some winter mitts on descent left in prominent place. Back at car 10.15. Very similar time to Beinn an Lochain. Company: Soloiandesbottes14/02/2017
39th Solo. From Ardgartan, following Forestry Commission path to Bealach between the two Corbetts. E ridge to Ben Donich, then NW ridge to The Brack. Dry, no wind, but cloud base between 500 700m all day, snow down to 400m, snow quite deep in places and lying on wet grass. Hard earned summits.RGibbs05/02/2017
Anticlockwise circuit of three Corbetts from Lochgoilheaddavidpettit8402/11/2016
Solo trip to sort out the effects of the previous day's beer festival. Ben Donich & The Brack from the Rest & Be Thankful & then back from the latter via the forest tracks initially missing the connecting path & thrashing around in some deep stuff for my pains.NotReallyABagger15/08/2016
The Brack and Ben Donich from Ardgarten. A couple of sharp showers, but mainly fine conditions with good views.RobertP22/05/2016
Sunshine, snow and hailstone! Good climb fun but short scramble!KPvLSF16/04/2016
2 of 2: From The Brack. With Tim.ChrisR20/10/2015
See The Brackdickscroop13/10/2015
From the rest and be thankful car park. fairly windy, but sunny. Easy climb except short scramble.Jhimmy23/08/2015
Nice ascent from Rest and Be Thankful. Some places boggy, no dificulties on scramble. Great views to Clyde Estuary, Mull, Arran, Ben Lomond, Cruachan and Arrochar Alps from summit.quadbarrel30/07/2015
With OLOL hiking club. Leading From Lochgoilheadmunromurph20/04/2015
St Andrews day holiday. Walked up with Craig then lunch in Arrochar. Wet and misty and zero views but an interesting walk... lots of crevices and caves.GravelMonkey01/12/2014
50th Corbettduchally09/07/2014
From the Brack.Martin R28/04/2014
From Rest, along with two squads of Dutch marines on mountain training.neimcv29/10/2013
selfdavidsbatty14/06/2013
2nd Arrochar Corbett of the day, despite not being fully fit. North ridge well signposted with footprints all the way to summit. Notch near summit required careful scrambling. Views as far as Ailsa Craig and Galloway. Limped back down into twilight.Topographer5715/04/2012
round of ben donich, the brack, cnoc coinnich.robertphillips23/12/2011
Solo ascent with dogs. Blasted up and down so did not do the north top.alexmaclennan06/05/2011
in the snow from Resttcrannoch19/03/2011
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave05/03/2011
club - SH rep. good winter walk had done before with Clare, but forgot datejohnm05/12/2010
Rode to Ardgartan from home on my bike, then up the pathless east ridge, down the north ridge (good path), back along Glen Croe and rode home. Could see as far as Ailsa Craig (66 miles away by my reckoning) from the summit.campagvelocet12/08/2010
from B Donich car park via good path on interesting, broad ridge. Warm, cloud clearing over the day, no wind to speak of. Good views though hazy. Busy on hill. Descent to col for the Brack. solo, 5.5 hrs in totalniallp08/08/2010
Parked at Rest and Be Thankful car park and took forest track to hill. Dropped down ridge towards the Brack to leave at the pass and drop to the forest road back up to the car park.derekblackburn16/07/2010
Trig revisit. From NN227069, parking by forest road, signposted path thru pltn to summit. Nice interesting ascent, fine summit, lovely view of L Long. Back via The Brack.RHW30/01/2010
13stod196216/06/2009
4th time up Ben Donich, this time with girlfriend. Climbed from Rest & Be Thankful on stunning clear day (could see Ailsa Craig and beyond). A favourite mountain. Get off the beaten track & discover the terrifying, deep fissure systems and sheer faces.AndyBlair197210/05/2009
Climbed from Rest and be Thankful, with cloud all the way down to 400 metres. Will do again on a clear day. A 2 metre rock step (seemingly not mentioned in guide books...) created some interest on an otherwise easy going route.Kevin2903531/08/2008
Dry, high cloud with some sun, good view point.Dugswell219/05/2008
Entertaining walk from the North side near the Brack. Fantastic views of Lochgoilhead and the coast.Philonehalf10/09/2007
A Thursday evening Corbett.Grinner19/04/2007
From The Brack- a very low col makes the middle part of this a bit of a trudge. Walked off the hill to Rest and be Thankful along its NE ridge,fine esp.high up with a delightful bit where the mossy path winds between contorted boulders. Sunny, hazy views.pwheeler25/03/2007
From nr Rest and be Thankful, over succession of knolls to summit. Cold cold daynordicstar29/12/2005
CK SheilaS27/12/2004
Galltywenallt26/10/2002
Sunny, freezing, good views, snow on Mull?iangalbraith20/10/2002
KeithByTheC26/08/2002
From the R and BT. MC JC. In thick mist. Climbed above a sea of cloud which extended as far as the eye could see to the west and east. Mountains visible above the cloud includedB Lomond, B Bheula, B Ime and The Cobbler. Beautiful hot sunshine. 1h 30 up. Cool wind from the west.Martin6615/08/2002
Round of 3 from LochgoilheadBLACKHILL05/04/2002
Climbed on a day trip from home, as no hill-walking possible in Walesmarktrengove24/05/2001
Easter trip with MW 1st The Brack then Ben Donichcelticrambler13/04/2001
SMMC meet to Arrochar.clashcityrocker09/11/2000
From Glen Croe CP with Fiona, Chalmers No.45agentmancuso22/10/2000