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Name:Beinn Odhar
Hill number:169
Height:900.8m / 2955ft
RHB Section:02B: Glen Lyon to Glen Dochart and Loch Tay
County/UA:Stirling, Argyll and Bute
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, Land's End to John o' Groats, Greater Loch Linnhe, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,HHB,Y)
Grid ref:NN 33738 33876
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:457m
Col:444m  NN350331  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377E
Survey:Leica RX1250
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With M. From lay-by on A82 at edge of forest, c2km from Tyndrum, Originally meant to climb Beinn a’Chaisteil and Beinn an Fuaran but the lay-by further up the road was blocked with construction vehicles so did round of the other three Auch Corbetts, returning via the West Highland Way and Tyndrum. 9hrs.douglas_easton30/05/2024
With Sue and Dave M from Tyndrum, up WHW to bridge over railway, followed faint path up ridge to mine workings On good path zig-zagging all the way up to summit in cloud. Returned same way. 1st Corbett in two years since ankle replacement ops. Good to get back out there.Frank05/05/2024
Excellent grassy track all the way up from NN 3316 3190 (thru' gate over railway bridge) - a little indistinct at first but initially follows streamcarole engel18/06/2023
From Tyndrum, up WHW to bridge over railway, carried on 30mtrs to drumlins and up intermittent faint path up obvious ridge to mine workings. On up easier ground to summit. On return found good miners path zig-zagging all the way down, really not obvious from below!Flatfield11/06/2023
From lay-by on A82, a good slog up steep slope for first of 5 Corbett’s. Low cloud but lifting at top with Ben Lui poking through cloud. Onto Beinn Chaorach.PeterD06/06/2023
Clockwise round of Beinn Odhar, Beinn Chaorach and Cam Chreag, starting in the dark from the Dalrigh car park (just off the A82 partway up between Crianlarich and Tyndrum). Walked the WHW to Tyndrum and onwards over the railway bridge to head up Beinn Odhar. From Beinn Odhar, nearly a 500m drop down into Glen Cumhang, and a ~400m steep pathless re-ascent up Beinn Chaorach. However, after that, a fairly easy going ascent over to Cam Chreag finished the main ascents for the day - down to Glen Clachain and out via the track (initially quite wet). Good wee day out on the Tyndum hills - total time 6h 5min.mproudfoot06/09/2022
From small layby at NN 330317, faint old packhorse path up to site of old mine workings and on to Beinn Odhar. Round ridge to Meall Buidhe then steeply back down to the railway bridge.TRG31806/10/2021
Mirek zoubekMunroist393522/09/2021
From the layby at the high point of the A82 to the south west. Not so easy to get across the fence from the railway to the hillside. Then very steep but decent ground, mostly fairly short grass.Owen B22/05/2021
First hill after a part of lockdown ends with Chris beautiful day, started Tyndrum, WHW then South ridge to top.Hutchie23/04/2021
With a couple of days at Club’s cottage in Crianlarich and a poor forecast, I nipped up Beinn Odhar (901m) a Corbett above Tyndrum. Starting from a layby on the A82 then joining the west Highland Way to cross the West Highland railway line, followed by +2hrs of a boggy ascent then descent the same way. I completely missed the memorial, but I did come across the mining adit around the 690m level (picture of a cave like feature) and what I assume is the mine shown on the OS map, which I didn’t photograph (this looks more like an old dwelling). As its’ a smaller hill, it was below the clouds so there were some views, particularly south over Tyndrum and north east to Loch Lyon, 2:50hrs all in.chillyman813/11/2020
A superb late Autumn day, with brilliant sunshine, the waning Hallowe'en blue moon and a cloud inversion. Parked in the second layby N of Tyndrum, crossed the railway bridge and followed faint grassy tracks zigzagging up Beinn Odhar's S ridge to the lead mine and on to the summit cairn. Easily down and across a slightly boggy col to Meall Buidhe, then a steep descent by the forestry.Nick Down107/11/2020
10.2 miles 2728ft walk, Start at By-The-Way campsite Tyndrum follow West Highland Way to railway bridge just past water treatment plant, up Crom Alt and ridge onto Beinn Odhar, south east down ridge to Meall Buidhe, continue down ridge to Auchtertyre and West Highland Way back to Tyndrum.stephenbuda23/08/2020
Tyndrum - Beinn Odhar - Meall Buidhe - Tyndrum.Mark Jackson01/08/2020
From the railway bridge over the Crom Allt then up due east besides the forest then onwards over open ground to Meall Buidhe. Then along the wide ridge to Beinn Odhar, taking in ever more superb views in all directions as we climbed higher. A 30 minute nap on the sunny summit before down the SSW flank back to the car. Will take just over a couple of hours if you miss out the kip.summitter12/06/2020
In whiteout conditions on foot from Tyndrum hostel.liljonb19/02/2020
Climbed (or rather swam) with Andrew and Berenice. Terrible day low vis and wash out. Planned to do 2, returned after 1amcculloch07/12/2019
From layby on A82 just N of Tyndrum, followed track up Beinn Odhar, down to bealach between Alt Cumhang and Allt a' Chaol Ghlinne and up to Beinn Chaorach, then along ridge to summit of Cam Chreag, descending to Coreheynan, followed tracks down to Auchtertyre, then back to Tyndrum along West Highland Waykdbennett24/08/2019
Quick dash from railway bridge - up direct from WHW then down S ridge.quadbarrel03/08/2019
Quite steep. Went with John. It is a stunning viewpoint and we had a good day for views. Saw some lichen. Veryhappybunny06/07/2019
With Mick & Mary.MickyRoss27/05/2019
From Tyndrum, followed West Highland Way then once over the railway bridge joined grassy path directly to the summit. The path is indistinct in places, one or two avoidable boggy sections midway but mostly very dry underfoot. Fine views from the summit.david23020106/05/2019
Five Corbetts as described in the SMC guidebook.davidpettit8419/04/2019
solo walk from A82 over railway on a bridge straight up and back downcolinfielding22/09/2018
Soloed the five.iansm30/08/2018
Mary, Very hot daygarbo110330/06/2018
From County March Summit. Up and down.dal26/06/2018
The 5 Corbetts from the summit of the A82 between Tyndrum and the Bridge of Orchy. Beinn Odhar, Beinn Chaorach, Cwm Chreag, Beinn nam Fuaran, and Beinn a' Chaisteil. A major undertaking in one day, being 27km with 2150m ascent, taking 9h30m.silveracorn_alan20/08/2017
Round of Odhar, Chaorach and Cam Chreag. Climbed directly from the roadside. Very steep climbs up both Odhar and Chaorach. Hot day (24c), great visibility.Roblex24/07/2017
with KS and Tam and MegTamCollie10/02/2017
A glorious day's bagging of 3 Corbetts from Tyndrum. Clear views, sunny and a cool breeze. Beinn Odhar is easily the best of the 3 hills, a fine pointy cone, but Beinn Chaorach and Cam Chreag are also very fine. Perfect easy going, even on the steep ups and downs. I went out to the end of the Cam Chreag ridge (just in case of future resurveys), and this gives good views along Glen Lochay. I wouldn't recommend the direct descent from the 859m bealach. It's fine down to the fence, but then it's purgatorial going through the regenerating woodland, for which read lots of hidden holes containing dead saplings, misguidedly planted in a bog. It's only short though, and the going gets better once you find the ATV track. Back to Tyndrum on the West Highland way. Overall, an excellent walk. One of the few Corbett rounds where there is no stalking.Gill22/09/2016
Started from layby close to boundary line and crossed railway line by underpass then straight up. returned down track to Auch Farm.justin99917/09/2016
Cairn had been taken apart. Carried on to Beinn Chaorach & Cam Chreagduchally12/07/2016
Solo. Very steep climb up from roadside.Dangerous Dave04/07/2016
First on 5 Corbett round.Lionel Bidwell13/05/2016
See Beinn Chaorachdickscroop29/04/2016
CK SheilaS25/03/2016
The 1st of 5 on the Tyndrum Corbett round. Sunny and cool. Very tough round, best done in cool weather. No problems up or down.Jhimmy24/08/2015
Round of 5 Corbetts. Afternoon start, with overnight camp at beallach between Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn a'Chaisteil.RobertP25/07/2015
23rd – Solo. From Crianlarich, follow WHW to Auchtertyre, S ridge of Beinn Chaorach, descend NW, then W ridge to Cam Chreag, return to bealach contour round then direct ascent W to Beinn Odhar, WHW to Tyndrum. Dry, sunny day, but fairly cool.RGibbs19/07/2015
SoloVin04/07/2015
Auch Corbetts with Robert Wight from WHW carpark at top of Tyndrum road. Mostly in cloud but easy nav due to fenceposts. 10 hours.alexmaclennan04/04/2015
Up from the bealach from the last Corbett then due south to the green welly. With GHC.Play2End11/05/2014
Final Corbett. Group of friends.davidsbatty13/04/2014
The biggest corbett day you can do on foot. Got the full five starting with this slog. just went straight up and was gulping by the summit. Choose a cloud free day for this walk. Perfect. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes12/10/2013
First hill in the round of the Auch 5. Lovely conditions but hard route.bowlesy25/08/2013
with Ken, 11.5 hr day on the Auch 5 Corbett round, warm sun, cold air, great views. Fantastic day and both in fine form. Highlights B Odhar summit and Beinn a Chasteil ridge descentniallp05/05/2012
round of 5 corbetts beinn odhar,beinn chaorah,cam chreag, beinn nam fuarn, beinn a chaisteil,robertphillips27/12/2011
Sunny spells, hot, slight breeze, good views, also seemed vertical.iangalbraith30/07/2011
From Meall Buidhe. Steep descent to col with Beinn Chaorach.campagvelocet08/07/2011