Name:Cruachan Min
Hill number:1322
Height:376m / 1234ft
SMC/RHB Section:17E: Mull and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:IM01 Mull
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 44579 21713
Summit feature:cairn on rock
Col:115m  NM482210  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 48
(1:25k) 373
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 76 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Dropped off to walk up to Beach House and on to Beinn Bhugan in thick mist. South then SW towards Cruachan Min but arrived at 375m point before following fence posts to summit. Continued same direction then NW in horrendous conditions to meet road near cemetery. Lift offered and accepted to Bunessan.lordtonult05/05/2022
From road end Loch Assapol, could easily have driven to locked gate into forest. Followed first track to wide break and up to the cairn on the rock rib. Mist covered top, return same way.N.Morters22/01/2022
A misty, drizzly day. Andrew Finnimore's route is excellent. You can drive the Scoor road above Loch Assapol to the end of the forestry track, good parking. Easily on the track through no less than 5 gates. The very wide firebreak to the hill is just after the only gateway without a gate, fence one side, wall the other. A bit of tussock to start, then the going is easy short grass, vague path, exiting to the hill over failed forestry trenches, all easy, no bracken unless you want it. Map and compass navigation up and down the hill from there is easy. Loose bearing up the hill allows good going but precise navigation for the return crosses less pleasant ground.Gill23/06/2021
Parked on section of old road just W of Ormsaig. Fairly direct line to summit: useful deer track to about 200m starts at the road.PGCE22/02/2020
Found this more difficult than anticipated due to high bracken not yet died back, also very wet underfoot after recent torrential rain. But I got there with determination !NormanW06/09/2019
From car park on main rd, then track to Eas Mor waterfalls. From here branched off to bag Beinn Bhugan before moving on to Cruachan Min and then the trig pillar on CreagachWayne Mac30/07/2019
From south starting at 440236. Animal tracks through the bracken debris, easy to see as new growth was still submerged. Higher up the ground gets easier. Summit atra surprisingly smooth and flat. Hazy sunshine, all surrounding summits cloud free but the haze restricted the view.Topographer5711/04/2019
As MartinR, except atv track under 5' high bracken, not a good idea in June. Straightish line after bracken, bit rough. Overcast, dry, windy but mild.iangalbraith21/06/2018
With RVIPete2810/03/2018
Parked at road end by Loch Assapol. Up forest track and onto open hillside to summit. Not too bad going.AndrewFinnimore09/05/2016
Parked near Ormsaig cottages at edge of biggest passing place. Then pleasant ascent in sunshine using sheep/deer tracks. Great views.Thearlaichdubh05/05/2016
Could park were I wanted as there were road works, so went on a bit where there is a gate and a track to some houses, walked on the right hand side of the fence which took me to the top in 1hr and 10 min.tallblond03/06/2015
Up here with Jim F on a typical Mull weather day.Alex C01/06/2015
Public transport from Iona. Thumbed lifts back to Fionnphort.clivevilla21/05/2015
Bus to Ormsaig, then easily up on grass.Chris Peart04/05/2015
Walked up w Jenx from off road parking nr Port Mor. Easy going underfoot while bracken is young. Followed deer tracks easily. From Cruachan Min went to Creagach trig and back out via Beinn Bhugan.nordicstar29/04/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. We continued down the ridge to the trig point.Dangerous Dave06/09/2014
Followed Martin Richardson's directions to bag this hill in the wet with Jim Bloomer.Dugswell205/05/2013
Started at NM44893 24007 where there is parking, unlocked gate and an ATV track that takes you halfway there. A tourist route without any tourists. With a sunny day, what more could a bagger ask for?Martin R19/04/2012
Along road crossed stream semi smashed route through first bracken section to crag, then another to a grassy moor area, then another and eventually to a fourth set of crags. Crossed a flat rock area and steadily uphill on yellow orange squills to top at 11.50. B na Sreine, C Bheinn, Beb More (cloud), Fhada, Buie, C Beinn, B na Croise, Chreagach, C Mor, Colonsay, Iona and Staffa.arranc19/08/2007
Round of Creachan Mor and Cruachan Min from Gleann Airigh na Searsain navigating through mist down to sea level by compass and identifying lochans.Eddie09/07/2005
fine summit, wide view, pleasant ascent from N. deer/sheep tks from 438237 RHW29/03/2002
Exact date not knownpaulgp01/08/1979
Gavin Theobald03/05/2024
Simon Winton22/06/2021
Andrew Simmons24/03/2016
Tony S11/04/2015
Tony Rogers19/07/2014
Campbell Singer04/05/2011