Name:Beinn Leoid
Hill number:1189
Height:792m / 2598ft
SMC/RHB Section:16E: Scourie to Lairg
Topographical area:HN05 Benmore-quinag
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dornoch, Eddrachillis
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Dornoch Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NC 32027 29475
Summit feature:boulder 4m SW of trig point
Col:294m  NC303256  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 15
(1:25k) 442E
Observations:higher than base of trig point
Survey:Abney level
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Followed the classic corbett route. Up the good stalkers track. Roughish ground down to other track then good walking to summit. Excellent day. Wisited two hills on way back to car.cjo25/05/2024
1 hr fr Meallan a' Chuaill, then 2 hrs fr here back to car, down ridge E then down old stalkers' path to past loch, contoured over rough ground to good stalkers' path then down to road. Superb views fr here, esp sea-fret to W and Ben More Assynt.NorfolkPT2117/05/2024
Solo. Route for Meallan a Chuail and Beinn Leoid as per Walk Highland. A hot and windy day.DampandDusty08/07/2023
From small parking area on A838, followed SMC/Walkhighlands route. Think I tore a calf muscle on Meallan a Chuaill, which made the rest of the walk to Beinn Leoid and back a bit of a hobble. Lovely views though. 16.4km, 5hRockdoctor25/05/2023
Room for 2/3 cars at 357333 just beyond the access footpath. A steep but steady and easy climb on the stalkers path to 348317 then traversed above the 450 m contour to the col and then easily to the summit. With CM and D.Dave. Headed to the 2 Grahams.bolton30/03/2023
Parking for 2 or 3 cars just east of the footbridge over the Alltanan an Doire Dhuibh on the A838. Excellent stalkers path zigzags uphill. Once path ends walked on 450m contour to join another stalkers path just before Loch Dubh. Excellent track up to the col then easy angled walk to the summit. With Chris & Phil. Visited Meallan a Chuail & Meall an Fheur Loch afterwards.Dangerous Dave30/03/2023
Beinn Leonid and Meallan a' Chuail with John from the A838. Parked in a small area behind a passing place, and ascended the stalkers path up to Lochan a' Chuail. Cross the boggy terrain to ascend Meallan a' Chuail first, then down to the bealach and up to the corbett summit. Returned down to the bealach, then descended a path down to Loch Dubh and then left the path up to 500m to retraces our route in. Conditions were wet after a recent thaw, with freezing wind on the tops. Total time 5h 12min.mproudfoot05/02/2023
R Richard Tait19/09/2022
As everyone, via stalkers path, odd slightly descending traverse to other stalkers path, up to bealach and onto hilliangalbraith23/05/2021
A day of cloud and drizzle. A good stalkers path to start then rough cross country most of way col the straightforward to Beinn Leoid and on to Meall an Chuill, took a poor line from there but ascent of Meall an Fheur Loch straightforward back to stalkers path and start.dickscroop22/08/2020
With Sue from small car park on A383 near Kinloch up nice stalkers path then contour to good stalkers path meet Loch Dubh and East should to summit. We were joined by another walker as the weather turned wet and clouded in and visibility ceased. Returned same way.Frank06/06/2019
3rd Repeatchalky195302/06/2019
From Meallan a Chuail. Strong easterly made the last 100 metres to the trig or so a battle. Standard route back to the A838. Stalkers path past Loch Dubh. Possibly left the path a bit too early to get back to the other path down to the road, so ended up contouring around some slightly awkward ground.Owen B24/04/2019
With J during a glorious weather week in Sutherland. Parked just S of bridge & start of stalkers path on A838 about 3kms W of West Merkland. Ascended this to the cairn at the bealach where the original plan of descending to the other stalkers path beside the Allt Strath nan Aisinnin was abandoned in favour of a repeat visit to Meallan a'Chuail which I hadn't had a view from 6 years earlier. From here, descended SW first to avoid the rockier ground then NW to the col & then up to the grand view from the summit of Beinn Leoid. Returned to the col & took the lower stalkers path to a point about 0.75km N of Loch Dubh. Took a high traverse to the R of a prominent heathery mound back to the original col & as the peat hags were dry on this occasion, this worked out well.NotReallyABagger24/05/2018
Kinloch Brae- Beinn Leoid- Meallan a' Chuil- Kinloch Brae walk, using the excellent stalkers by Alltnan Doire Dhubh. The traverse to the stalkers path up to Drochaid Beinn Leoid took a long time, with reading the terrain. I checked and the return over Meallan a' Chuil(qv) only took 20 mins longer. I thought this was a fine walk to a very fine mountain, great views down its craggy N face and over to Assynt with some very wild intervening country. Another day with sunshine and long views, including An Teallach.pwheeler23/05/2018
After Meall an Fheur Loch & Meallan a' Chuail. On return from Beinn Leoid, I left the path at 34111/30482 to head across towards Lochan a' Chuail.duchally19/05/2018
With Chris, from Glendhu bothy. Very windy!Grinner27/01/2018
With Ben Hee. Top at 3. Just a bit in dark on way back...davechaffey14/11/2017
Rd of MFL, Chuail and Leoid from A838. Up and down the gentle west ridge. Superb view of racehorse hills, and views from North Rona and Orkney to Banff. Descended path to loch, then got bogged down in peat hags along 450m contour. A higher route out would have been better.Topographer5728/09/2017
With M, terrific day, returning over Graham.douglas_easton22/06/2017
Solo. A Corbett & two Grahams.Vin12/06/2017
3 of 3: From Meallan a Chuail.ChrisR05/08/2016
With Steve, RodOik10/06/2016
Up stalkers path in great condition then across to Meall an Fheur Loch over open country. Dropped to loch then climbed ridge of Meallan a'Chuail before dropping to col and an easy ascent of Beinn Leoid. Took stalkers path down and cut back up to original stalkers path and back to car.SS10/06/2016
With Sim in soft new snow, blue skies. Up from Glencoul bothy, down to Glendhu, cycled to Kyleasku for car. View. Rounsfell12/12/2015
Nice Corbett and the graham next to it. bit of low cloud but cleared by the time we reached the summit good day no rainNozzer05/07/2015
From A838 at NC357333. Beinn Leoid, Meallan a' Chuail, Meall an Fheur Lochdavidpettit8429/05/2015
From Meallan a Chuail.benalder28401/07/2014
CPC meet. solo. cycled in from Kylescu in west. long day HardenC23/05/2014
round of beinn leoid, meallan a chvail, meall an fheur loch morning and ben hee afternoon from near west merklandrobertphillips06/07/2013
alone. Also 30/10/20 CK SheilaS02/05/2012
Trig revisit. From NE: good stalkers path to first col with footbridge at start. Included the 575m summit on the way out and the Yeaman on the way back. Damp day, cold and windy on top.RHW28/05/2011
From NC357333, up grand stalkers path, then angled across and down to reach path leading to loch dubh and col at NC336290. Easy slopes to Leoid, back via two Grahams to start pt.nordicstar27/04/2011
Assynt traverse (28 hrs) from Stac Pollaidh to Quinag abd finish at Kylesku Also ascended on 1/07/1995petesimpson13/07/2010
1 of 2: From A838 at 357334.ChrisR18/09/2009
With Kenny Summers in conjunction with circuit over 2 x Grahams from NESpudGunn14/06/2009
Solo tripInvicta1430/05/2009
With D Roeder. Left car at 367333 (10:50); up steep path in rain to flat moor then up to Meall an FL. Down past loch and up ridge to Meallan a C; cloud cleared. Views of wild country here and Ben Leoid; back down valley and over pass to path & car (17:40)dbb07/07/2008
MC JC. Climbed on last day of May holiday. From A838. Stalkers track to beallach, thereafter a steep drop on rough ground to the glen before picking up another track. VERY strong wind and rain all day.Martin6602/06/2006
Tough terrain from A838dmckeith19/04/2005
New Year at Glendhu bothy.ARM01/01/2003
From the A838 at nc 356333BLACKHILL30/05/2001
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001