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Name:Beinn Bharrain - Mullach Buidhe
Hill number:1476
Height:721.4m / 2367ft
RHB Section:20C: Arran and Holy Island
County/UA:North Ayrshire (UA)
Maritime area:Firth of Clyde to Mull of Kintyre
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NR 90197 42773
Summit feature:rock within 1m of trig point
Col:336m  NR915443  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 62 69
(1:25k) 361N
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 248 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Bivvied on Casteal na h-Iolaire, due west of Mullach Buidhe.RichardMurchie10/06/2019
CDMC Arran meetclashcityrocker08/09/2018
Walked over from Corrie, on way to camp by Loch Tanna.Grinner14/07/2018
First solo wild-camping trip. Camped on the summit of Mullach Buidhe, the evening view over to the Paps of Jura really is next to none.RichardMurchie13/07/2018
Up from Pirnmill. Day after Gill & Jez's last Corbett.ngthack19/11/2017
Parked at Catacol bay just north of bridge and walked 3.5km on the track south on east of river before cruising to head up Meall nan Damh then south over tump simm,Hump Marilyn and simm. This one fifthvegibagger17/11/2017
Hard work for just one trig of the day. Had the full experience of the Scottish elements and landscape today.Alex C17/11/2017
Ascended from Pirnmill by scrambly NW ridge.davidpettit8403/10/2017
From Sail Chalmadale to Dubh Loch, then steep bouldery / heathery slopes to join the ridge.Owen B17/05/2017
On the way along ridge got a few views, then near top cloud descended. Pity. Excellent walk. Descended via corrie to miss the washout and headed to bulldozed track. Company: Soloiandesbottes14/04/2017
Dougarie to Catacol. Revisit. From Dubh Loch (ESE)with snow from c.600m & cold buffeting wind. Re-climbed to summit after visiting SW top.Smudge11/02/2017
Up by the enjoyably rocky north ridge, just a pity about those long moorland miles in a flat calm, hounded by midges which I couldn't outrunColin Crawford05/08/2016
Round of Beinn Bhreac, Mullach Buidhe and Meall nan Damh from Catacol bridge.Topographer5701/06/2016
3rd hill of 9 today starting from Whitefarland point, climbing Ceann Reamhar and then after depositing rucksack on lower slopes, an out and back sorty to Sail Chalmadale before climbing up the granite boulders and to the ridge and again dropping my rucksack to go solo to explore the summit. Fantastic views!Dazingdale10/05/2016
A two car route stared at Thunderguy then up path towards Coire Fhionn Lochan then off piste to Meall Bhig, Meall nan Damh, Meall Donn via path along ridge onwards to Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Bharrain and Casteal na-h-lolaire on a clear cool sunny day with Chris Watson.Dugswell222/04/2016
Parked at Dougrie. Bus to Thunderguay and the excellent lochan path to start of ridge. Full traverse inc Sail Chalmadale on brilliant clear sunny day. Out via the Lodge track to car.nordicstar20/04/2016
Great to revisit after 18 years. A perfect day.jenx20/04/2016
The second hill climbed while doing the Pirnmill Hills traverse.Chris Mac03/09/2015
A truly brilliant walk! Climbed on a glorious day from Pirnmill via 717m south top, then over Mullach Buidhe, Beinn Bhreac, and back via Coire Fhionn Lochan. Great views, and amazingly easy going over these smooth grassy hills. Even the bogs at the start were pretty dry.Gill23/06/2015
From Pirnmill. Better than the map suggests, first by the N.side of the Allt Gobhlach gorge cut in schist, then onto the granite- lots of slabs on the way up Casteal na h-Iolaire. Then, great views over the wilds to Goat Fell and Cir Mhor from all along the high ground to Mullach Buidhe. An exciting narrow ridge tempted but gale force gusts presuaded us to return to the col and make our way down Coire Roinn. We returned via a local hyrdo-electric scheme and noticed how easy crossing the burn is below its inlet- much easier than going up the burn as we had on the way out. With my brother, Pete,on a clear but very windy day.pwheeler02/06/2015
Climbed from Pirnmill on path behind Lighthouse restaurant.Lionel Bidwell08/05/2015
As Sail Chalmadale.BLACKHILL15/04/2015
With Tony, Sophie & Nic Gordon, Andy, Peter & Becca Hardy, Graham Bromley. From Pirnmill, scrambled ridge E side of Coire Roin to Beinn Bharrain w summit then Mullach Buidhe, continued to Beinn Bhreac, descended N ridge to Thundergay. Great views of Ailsa Craig from summit!zoob05/04/2015
beautiful dayoatcake10/09/2014
Debs and GoskaMountain Goat24/08/2014
North West ridge scramble.ARM23/08/2014
Ran it (just about) from Pirnmill along with the two tops. Return partly on new bulldozed map not shown on map - does not go all the way down.dickscroop15/05/2014
From Pirnmill (12:10) took path by restaurant up N side of glen to small dam at end of hydro rd. Then up NW ridge in cloud - tricky near top - to summit (14:25). Down to near Dubh Loch and on to Sail Chalmadale (qv). Poor forecast but stayed dry.dbb16/04/2014
Long walk from Dougrie to Catacol with day Graham Foreman on a sunny, light wind and perfect visibility day. Some tracks on the hills. Dreadful trackless descent into Fairhaven from Meall nan Damh.alexmaclennan29/09/2013
Solo Uisdean2515/07/2013
From PirnmillAndrewFinnimore22/05/2013
Start: Glen Rosa campsite. Notes: ascended with Mike via Corien Lochain & Beinn Bhreac. Descended via north ridge of south top to new hydro track which meets coast road to south of Pirnmill.raffemeister18/05/2013
Parking roadside at Thundergay a clear and easy path ascends to Fhionn Lochan. From here we passed to the north of the Lochan and ascended the eastern arm of Coirein Lochain to the 653 spot height and cairn (Meall Donn); crossed to Beinn Bhreac and continued on the ridge to Mullach Buidhe, the Graham, then on to Beinn Bharrain. An easy path descends north to Allt Gobhlach, then heads west to meet the coast road. Finally a 1.6 mile road walk back to the car.jonglew11/05/2013
From Pirnmill via Allt Ghobhlach and then the scrambly NW ridge (I think it\'s sometimes called \"Barnacle Ridge\" though not marked as such on the map). Great scrambling. Then south to Beinn Bharrain south top; back north to main Mullach Buidhe summit with disintegrating trig point; on to Beinn Bhreac (north top) and the Marilyn Meall nan Damh. Back via Coire Fhionn Lochan to Thundergay. Great walk.milngavie_kenny24/07/2012
with renee after bus round from ferry port.robertphillips14/04/2012
Good circular walk on fine sunny day.Walker Dan16/06/2010
Revisit. Fine summit, great views to snowy peaks far and near, Jura seeming just a stones throw away. After Goat Fell and Holy Island on a lovely sunny day. From W, mapped car park, SE thru trees and dead bracken, narrow ride to forest road, NE then follow wider ride W which becomes a wide boggy stream. Gentle ascent on boggy soggy snow then steep slope avoiding scree/boulder patches. Ridge once finally reached is a delight, short grass, a few outcrops. Bagged the Graham Top of Beinn Bharrain, across a nice rocky top, easy rocky descent, cross a big snow patch en route to the trigged Graham summit. Would be feasible to descend into corrie but nicer to go back same way. Trying to avoid boggy stream on return I got entangled in dense spruce. Not the nicest approach perhaps but it gave me time for Meall Mor (496m HuMP) then a nice meal in the Lochranza Hotel, rounding off an excellent 2 days trigging on Arran.RHW04/04/2010
Fr Pirnmill to NW. Track then path overlooking Allt Gobhlach until burn can be crossed higher up. Up ridge to Casteal na h'Iolaire in mist then round ridge to Mullach Buidhe and tatty trig.Aye Jimmy28/07/2009
with dc and dsMartin6602/01/2009
During a New Year week on Arran. A cold but clear, overcast day with Martin66 & Shaky. Took the usual way up from Pirnmill but encountered thick ice on the innocent looking ridge leading up to the SW top. Chopped up this with ice axes & continued round, again icily, to the main summit. Didn't fancy dealing with the ice descending the same way or the corrie descent, so continued round to Beinn Bhreac & then down steep but easy slopes at dusk to rejoin the outward route. A very fine day out.NotReallyABagger02/01/2009
First GrahamBobHancock10/10/2008
From Pirnmill. On access track, over deer fence to peaty WDP by 3 waterfalls and gorge. 3/4 m swamp to gain firm footing on hill. Mist at 1500' Followed path all the way to first top. Strong SW wind. To grassy bealach and to top at 12.45. No view - mist.arranc21/09/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...great hill, fine views, interesting-looking scrambly NW ridge. Catacol to Boguillie A841 pass RHW15/10/2000
Ascents : 1yatchey01/01/2000
From Pinmill.Eddie04/06/1999
club SheilaS28/05/1999