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Name:Beinn Chuirn
Hill number:80
Height:880m / 2887ft
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Stirling (UA), Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Awe, Tay
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Loch Linnhe, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NN 28034 29227
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:446m
Col:434m  NN264278  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) OL39N 364N 377E
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 279 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Track from Dalrigh past Cononish and the nowactive and fenced off gold mine, then up the zigzag track on the Harvey map at 287277. Easy climb to top. Cut down SE to track to return.Clive G30/04/2019
After Cononish Farm, stay on the track for 750m until the gate at GR NN294281 before heading up the hill.dickiewren19/04/2019
Climbed with Richard from Tyndrum. Staying a B&B in Tyndrum prior to DMC New year trip. Nice day, clear (except for on top), no rain.amcculloch29/12/2018
Best to follow the old fence posts down then up from Meall Odhar. There are a couple of gaps through the plantation between the two.summitter29/06/2018
parked at lower tyndrum train station cp, up zig zag path, return forestry track through trees, sron nan colan, drochaid an droma, meall odhar, beinn chuirn revisit, beinn chuirn south top.robertphillips24/06/2018
Cycled to Cononish from Dalrigh then straightforward ascent to the summit. On own.MorecambeMonkey21/05/2018
With Dave Roeder. From startion car park (12:40) took path steeply up through mine workings to ridge and along it to top of Meall Odhar (13:40). Descent following fence line through woodland to col, then up a long steep slope to Beinn Chuirn (15:30). Down SW then SSE to track and thence back to station (17:50). Weather dry, good views of Ben Lui etc.dbb05/05/2018
With Coliniansm28/11/2017
From Dalrigh and past Cononish farm, started climb at gate just past farm, with Chris, 10 miles, 6 hours.Hutchie07/06/2017
Solo with Lily and Holly. Steep grassy, there and back, walk from Arrivain radio mast in Glen Lochy. Cool, overcast, dry, blustery day. 3 hours.alexmaclennan17/12/2016
Snuck up this one craftily before a storm blew in. Along the West Highland Way from Tyndrum, up the Cononish track, past the farm (gruesome green sheds), and then onto an ATV track after the gate, which I promptly lost in favour of steep deep grass and rushes (doh). A great relief to find the track higher up, which speeds the way to the plateau above the Eas Anie. The final climb is also steep. The summit area is really good, with a craggy corrie below and fabulous views, despite cloud on the bigger mountains. I followed a stream down, easy grass, then onto the track. It's only on the way down that you realise how steep the track is. It's a miracle (or the insanity?) of modern technology that you can drive vehicles up ground as daft as this. Back to Tyndrum Lower on the forestry track. Stalking notes: Glen Falloch stalker says that this estate only stalks at weekends, using contract stalkersGill23/09/2016
from Tyndrum back via Summits and gold mine back to Tyndrumcjo14/05/2016
100th Corbett. Had earlier climbed Meall Odhar(my 50th Graham)duchally05/09/2015
1 hr walk along track from railway station to get to bottom of the hill. Excellent view of waterfall. Just past the second stile there is a track up the hill for about half an hr. It stops and it is over to you to pick your way. Views to Ben ledi would have been good if it hadn't been such a wet and miserable day. Done alone.tallblond29/08/2015
On a fair day with views and showers from the easy Tyndrum walk in, with Sue, and Mike and Marian Parsons. Very easy and sociable.Phreerunner05/10/2014
From Tyndrum via Cononish and the SE ridge, returning via the South Topdavidpettit8421/04/2014
From Tyndrum, a fine clear day but bitter, cold wind. Including the topdickscroop27/03/2014
selfdavidsbatty02/06/2013
From Dalrigh and past Cononish. Started the climb not far from the end of the track at the foot of Ben Lui, heading up the south side. Good conditions with a different view of Lui from the top.Windy Corner14/07/2012
1 of 8: From Dal Righ CP.ChrisR20/05/2012
Solo.Dangerous Dave16/05/2012
round of beinn chuirn, meal odhar in the morning and beinn na sroine in the afternoon.robertphillips19/02/2012
Otis alan and DagnisGlenford30/12/2011
Second of five: from Meall Odhar then steep descent to col with Ben Luicampagvelocet09/08/2011
Circular walk from Tyndrum railway station via Meall Odhar (outward) and Cononish (return). Great views of Beinn Laoigh and other local Munros.Topographer5701/05/2011
from Dalrigh, ascend easy flanks SW of waterfall. Fair amount of snow - huge cornicing on cliffs of main coire. Mostly dull weather, cool and windy but good views. with John and Mark, 7 hrsniallp19/03/2011
Ascent from Dalrigh via SE ridge. Deep snow above 300m.Man of Kernow119/03/2011
Weather unmemorable.douglas_easton25/06/2010
With Sue before Scotty's last MunrpFrank01/05/2010
Alan Hardie, Iain carterMunroist393501/04/2010
From Dalrigh to Cononish, then up to Beinn ChuirnGallovidian17/03/2010
Solo from DahlrighJohn Lee13/09/2009
Climbed with Avril Sid Mary Baird and Carolmunromurph06/08/2009
Not with Rossy.Grinner04/07/2009
very cold, deep snowbuggerlugs23/03/2008
CK, Dante, Sarah SheilaS28/12/2007
Walked through wood from Tyndrum to Coronish, then North westly at gate just past Coronish. Snow, hail and strong winds made it difficult, also burn was in spate. Fab waterfall in full flow.Jhimmy27/02/2007
With Jenx, up from Tyndrum on New Year's eve, past mine and up SE ridge via CTC. Missed Graham, need for pub celeb's calling!nordicstar31/12/2006
Beinn Chuirn (NN 281292) S/F NN343291 Cold, fog am 700' rising pm 1500'. Very little wind, snow on ground from 1800', dryJohn Young01/12/2006
29/04/2012 - 2nd ascent.russell6103/06/2006
With Michael, came up via the mines, loads of ice, lochans frozen solid. Camped on the bealeach, cold but glorious.Colinmac200529/02/2004
Galltywenallt25/10/2002
MC JC. Started from Tyndrum Lower Station in heavy showers and bright, hot spells. Climbed past the gold mine and up to the summit in 2h10. Heavy cold showers. Spotted a male foxon descent to the east on route to Meall Odhar. Very enjoyable ridge down to Tyndrum. Round trip in 4h40 ending in glorious sunshine.Martin6603/06/2002
Parked at Tyndrum Lower station, along track to Cononish, up Beinn Chuirn and Meall Odhar, then down from Sron nan ColanGallovidian09/09/2001
Walked into Cononish and ascended from there.JohnW21/05/2001
FJB, ERB Uisdean2522/04/2000
NIce viewpoint above Tyndrumgman09/09/1999
Ascent during 3 day wild camping trip with brother. Day 1: Short 3.5Km ascent from Tyndrum and camp on hill side. Day 2: Ascent of Meall Odhar, Beinn Chuirn, Ben Lui, and Ben a Chleibh before setting up camp. 15Km. Day 3: Day in clouds. Ascent of Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig, then return to Tyndrum. 12.5Km.VirtualMountain10/07/1999
From TyndrumBLACKHILL06/01/1999
Started at Tyndrum, walked past the gold mine at Cononish. Mist and rain most of the time.Aye Jimmy01/11/1997