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Name:Ard Bheinn
Hill number:1481
Height:512m / 1680ft
Parent (Ma):1480  A' Chruach
RHB Section:20C: Arran and Holy Island
County/UA:North Ayrshire (UA)
Maritime area:Firth of Clyde to Mull of Kintyre
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Submarilyn, Yeaman
Grid ref:NR 94501 32824
Summit feature:rock 3m W of trig point in shelter
Col:368.2m  NR 9522 3270  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 68 69
(1:25k) 361S
Observations:ground 60m ESE is lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 40 users)ByDate of Ascent
Brutal up long tussocky grass and heather from bus stop at Glaister Bridge. Better starting further south or Glen Loig. On to Beinn Bhreac.Thearlaichdubh05/11/2019
From A'Chruach, then on to Beinn Breac. Straightforward going.Alan Moore11/05/2019
Bit of a slog, third one of the circuit and I'm going to miss the 16.09 bus back up the hill to my carvegibagger23/11/2017
Last of 3 Highland Fives after parking at Glenloig bridge: A'Churach, Beinn Bhreac, then here. Continuous rain all day, windy, rough and wet ground - a day far better suited to tiddlywinks by the fire.jonglew21/11/2017
White trig within wind shelter and wide- based cairn nearby. Highpoint is outcropping rock to N of wind shelter. Superb views of mountains, sea and islands. Approached from small car park at Glen Loig to the N, then followed boggy forest path SE on east side of Glen Craigag, easily crossed stream on boulders, before ascending steeply south west up pathless, knee -high heather to pt 335 m on plateau ( Creag Dhubh). Then easy walk to summit. Descended directly to carpark- rough steep ground.Denise 19/11/2017
Forest path along NE side of Glen Craigag then steeply up through deep heather to Creag Dhubh and easier going over heather/grass moorland to summit. Good views of Kintyre include Davaar Island and Carradale Point. Ailsa Craig also visible in the greyness.RichardM19/11/2017
c/w route of a chruach and ard bheinn from cp at glenloig.robertphillips15/05/2016
4th hill of 8 today on a route from High Dougarie back to Brodick climbing Beinn Lochain, Cnoc a 'Choire moir and after an unintended detour to Garb Thorr, descending into a field through rough pasture onto a track and over a bridge over the Garrb Allt and onto the String road where i had my packed lunch. Ascended next to a burn and slogged my way upto the summit. Hard-going and becoming increasingly windy.Dazingdale07/05/2016
From high point on road. Steep climbing then soggy ground cutting across to and contouring to A'Chruach. Around then over the Breac to Ard Bheinn. Down direct to road and a hitch up the road back to car.nordicstar19/04/2016
After the Marilyn, and then down to the road. Nice birch woods down by the river easy to get through, and probably better than forestry on the other side.jenx19/04/2016
With Ian Brown. Bumped into Jon Metcalf and Alan Dawson who had been measuring the top of the hump and were on their way to the coltallblond18/04/2016
Out and back from the Machrie road junction. Rough to start.Eddie21/05/2015
As a circular route starting with the Marilyn A'Chruach, from the forestry car park at the high point of the String road. Up forest ride through conifer forestry in Glen Craigag to A'Chruach, then over Creagan Liatha, bypassing Beinn Bhreac to the north, and up Ard Bheinn - found a quad bike track halfway up that made the rest of the ascent easy. The trig point is inside a stone shelter & has recently been repainted - looks rather "2001 - A Space Odyssey"! Also a big cairn which I think is the true summit. Good viewpoint.milngavie_kenny08/11/2012
fine hill & view; large tumulus. beware deep heather; awkward direct approach from Marilyn RHW24/08/2003
On geology field trip. Horrible deep heather.Invicta1421/03/1975
Paul and Terri10/07/2018
carole engel10/05/2018
Tony S19/11/2017
Martin R08/06/2016
Colin Crawford09/05/2012
Alan Whatley12/07/2011
Gavin Theobald00/00/2009