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Name:Beinn an Oir
Hill number:1449
Height:785m / 2575ft
RHB Section:20A: Jura, Scarba and Colonsay
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Maritime area:Islay, Jura & surrounding islands
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, SIB,
Yeaman, Trail 100
Grid ref:NR 49813 74940
Summit feature:trig point in shelter
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 60 61
(1:25k) 355S
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With MVW from Bridge after cycle from Craighouse, then onto NE ridge Beinn Shiantaidh, very laborious scree to summit. then onto Beinn an Oir which was pleasant in comparison. Clear warm day with cool wind. Return via lock and same route back to bikes.Frank09/04/2019
From three arch bridge using Walkhighlands route. Can't remember a boggier walk in my 66 years on this planet!Crib Goch09/09/2018
7.35 ferry from Islay. Followed the standard walkhighlands Paps of Jura route. 7 hours 40 minutes, plenty of time for the ferry back. Weather played ball, dry, mild, almost calm, cloud just touching the tops occasionally.Owen B20/08/2018
Solo from road near three arched bridge outside Knockrome.John Lee01/06/2018
CK SheilaS18/05/2018
My final Corbett.PGCE25/04/2018
From Three Arch Bridge, cold, windy, cloud from 500m,no views. Visited NE top and then descent same way. One to go!MichaelF24/04/2018
Via Corra Bheinn and Beinn Shiantaidh as part of round of the Paps.Winterfloodian17/09/2017
5th hill of 7 today on circular from Three arched bridge outside Knockrome, climbing Cnuic Charrach, Bheinn Mhearsnail South top, Bheinn Mhearsmail and Beinn Chaolais, descent to col picking up footpath and when i reached the worst of the scree, i bypassed it using the boulder field. Nice ridge but windy. Descent via scree pathDazingdale07/06/2017
From Beinn Shiantaidh. Fairly easy ascent, good bit of ridge at top. Wind strengthening, if anything but weather good, brief powder-snow shower at summit. Amazing view of Benn Chaolais and good bit of ridge before long descent. On to Benn Chaolais.Wycombe Wanderer24/04/2017
Ferry from Islay. Beinn Shiantaidh, Beinn an Oir, Beinn a'Chaolais from E, starting at old bridge. Day started bright and sunny but clouded over - still some fantastic views. 8.5h, back in plenty of time for ferry back to mainland.RobertP04/04/2017
2 of 3: From Beinn Shiantaidh. With Tim.ChrisR10/10/2016
As part of Jura Fells RaceJim T28/05/2016
Jura Fell RaceDinoF28/05/2016
From NR 54513 72124 via col with Beinn a'Chaolais. V boggy below 200m v windy above 300m.summitsup07/06/2015
Isle of Jura hill race CraigW23/05/2015
Great day on the Paps but very very warm. Route from track on east coast above Craighouse discouraged by estate but better than their recommended route via a Three BridgesMr Nick28/07/2014
Disappointing after Beinn Shiantaidh. Had a lovely scramble up there, but this was just a slog up a very clear and well-made path. Nothing to recommend it except highest point on Jura - and the trig pillar. Oh, and some stunning views, so not too bad really!jonglew11/06/2014
With: hb aw cs; Climbed directly W from bealach between Beinn Shiantaidh with Alan Whatley and Campbell Singer. Cloudy on top. Descended S ridge to small lochan then back by Glean an t-Siob. Alan climbed Beinn Mhearsamail.Ian Baines20/05/2014
With Marcus on SIP RaceColinmac200518/05/2014
A round of the Paps plus 2 on a fine daydickscroop13/05/2014
With Mora, from main road at nr550731BLACKHILL10/04/2014
With three friends. From Three Arch Bridge to Loch Siob and across burn on large stepping stones. To col between Beinn an Oir and Beinn Shiantaidh and up path to summit od Beinn an Oir. Very misty, windy and rainy so we missed path at one point. Passed remains of huts constructed during World War II as an observation post or was it the ordnance survey?. There is something of a causeway from there to the summit. Descent same way more or less.pwbellarby08/05/2013
Second round ascent.pwbellarby 2nd08/05/2013
round of beinn a chaolais, beinn shiantaidh, and beinn an oir cycled from ferry to lochan gleann astaile.robertphillips10/10/2012
Second top of four with Cliff. All Paps now cloud free with some silvery sun + strong breeze.Dugswell214/06/2012
great hill, easy to get up and off!tallblond13/06/2012
with Mark, sunny with light, warm breeze, no midges. Ardfernal>B an Oir>Shiantaidh. Views to Tiree etc. Idyllic.niallp08/06/2012
Ascent and descent by path from 3-arched bridge over Corran River - small car park N of bridge. Took rake up east flank of hill then NE ridge to summit. Superb viewpoint on a clear day (which we had).marktrengove08/06/2012
with Alex Thomsondavidsbatty07/06/2012
Climbed on several occasions, three different routes.APJW03/06/2012
Paps of Jura Fell RaceGeoff Briggs26/05/2012
With Jo, on Scottish Islands Peaks Race. Scorchio.Colinmac200519/05/2012
Was lucky to get a weather break after days of rain, plus it was a Sunday so I didn't need to worry about stalkers.Alex C16/10/2011
Solo round with dogsalexmaclennan18/08/2011
Route 10 on Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit03/06/2011
Camping at Craighouse with Jon. Bikes on passenger ferry as transport.Grinner18/09/2010
MC and JC last Corbett. Perfect week of weather except this day. Cloudy on top but great day accompanied by various.Martin6604/09/2010
During a long weekend on Islay, crossed over to Jura for Martin66 & JC last Corbett by the standard route. This was the only Pap with its head in the clouds of course. Cast of thousands including Shaky, Smithy, Mike, Davy Bell, MarkW, KarenW, MarkH & various bottles of champagne. The grisly evidence turned up in Trail mag a few months later! Back to Islay for beer & medals...NotReallyABagger04/09/2010
Ascended from Whitefarland Bay following track and then up the West ridge. No views as cloud rolled in on our ascent. Back down to the East with Andy.PeterD05/07/2010
SIPRtom smith17/05/2009
Beinn an Oir (NR498750) S/F NR441692 3 day trip to the Paps of Jura. Dry and warm to camp 481743 but rain evening and night. Rain and wind and overcast cloud base 1000' in morning improving pm to give some visibility. Dry warm and sunny day 3 for 3rd Pap and walk out.John Young01/08/2008
Date guessed, but came up during epic dinghy trip from Tayvallich, cracking day. Kipped on the boat in the bay.Colinmac200524/04/2008
Day after Islay half marathon w. Jenx, and a dreek day. Up from nr Kilmore, via Connan river, took in Chaolais and an Oir.nordicstar05/08/2007
With Cliff and William Corson. Awful weather. couldn't see a thing form top. Started from three arch bridge. Long walk in. Started ascent of single Pap from west side of Loch an t-Siob.Skerryvore07/05/2007
Trig revisit. Superb summit, quartzite, great view, perfect weather. Approached from Craghouse via Brat Bheinn & Dubh Bheinn. Then descended via excellent path to catch 1840 ferry back to Islay.RHW27/04/2007
From Beinn Shiantaidh. Descended for Beinn a Chaolais.mindlessflogger01/04/2005
See Beinn a'Chaolais dbb15/07/2003
JG, KT Uisdean2512/06/2002