Name:Beinn Gaire
Hill number:1339
Height:666.1m / 2185ft
SMC/RHB Section:18A: Moidart and Ardnamurchan
Topographical area:HW21 Beinnodhar-roisbheinn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NM 78115 74876
Summit feature:boulder within 2m of cairn
Col:346.2m  NM 8025 7760  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 40
(1:25k) 390E
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From good parking to west (NM 740 722). Bracken on lower slopes can be avoided by following resr access track from NM755733. Dam outflow easy to cross even after a week of rain. Steep climb onto ridge with some bracken. On to Croit Bheinn. Pondered return by same route but opted for Glen Cluitanen, contouring around 260m on deer trods for as long as possible. Once in glen, more deer trods. River passes thru narrow ravine at Bealach na Lice - must climb up to bypass. Feint path appears around Assary, gradually becoming more distinct and eventually green and grassy with planks across some of the boggy bits. Don't know what all the fuss is about!carole engel30/05/2024
Standard route from Glen Moidart road end. Then on to Croit Bheinn.Owen B20/08/2023
Beinn Gaire and Croit Bheinn, camped by bridge 2km up from Glen Moidart road end. Route out very straightforward and pleasant. return by dropping down into Glen Moidart was not. It looked good from the top but after first km or so was tussocks, tussocks with bog, bog, tussocks with bog and more bog. Even final path marked on map was more bog than path.dickscroop31/08/2022
Parked Glenmoidart road end, followed track to Glen Forslan dam, then ascended slopes to 400-450m level, then on to top. Reckoned Croit Bheinn today would be too wearying so left it for another day / another route. Returned by slightly more west route to ruins of Glenforslan.willyross10/08/2022
Via Glen Moidart.hils05/06/2022
Out and back from Glenmoidart road end. Sunny, some cloud, warm, still. With Pauli and Neives. Rounsfell01/06/2022
Beinn Gaire, Croit Bheinn and some tops from road end in Glen Moidart. From Glenforslan climbed grassy slopes to reach shore of reservoir, then climbed by Allt an Fhithich and on to Beinn Gaire. Traversed to Croit Bheinn, returned to beallach and on to Beinn an t-Samhainn, Cruach nan Caorach and Cruach nan Caorach SW Top. Descended to Glen Forslan and back to Glen Moidart. Bright sunny conditions and outstanding views to the Rois-bheinn ridge.RobertP23/04/2022
With Tom Oldham on a high wind day. Followed the SMC guidebook route.alexmaclennan26/02/2022
Started from Ardmolich , crossed at the dam and went up Sron Dubh an Eilich weather closed in near the top so returned via the same route.Fellhugger20/02/2022
Loch nan Lochan (740722 car park) to Glen Forslan Reservoir tnen Sron Dubh an Eilich to Beinn Gaire 666m, Bealach a' Choire Mhor & Croit Bheinn 663m. Returned by same route to enjoy high ridge below cloud base & avoid a very damp valley. A mainly bright, clear & breezy day becoming overcast with blustery wintery showers.Vin03/11/2021
Beinn Gaire and Croit Bheinn from Glen Moidart. Cycled from public road end to Forsary then SW ridge.Topographer5701/10/2019
Took track to S & E of river to Glenforsain beside wall then headed for SW ridge Beinn Gàire then Beinn Gàire back to Bealach a' Choire Mhòir & down into the quagmire Glen Moidart. Boots were saturated. 9h 15m.rogreeves08/09/2019
Anti clockwise circuit of Glen Moidart. Hills very dry.daviemore14/05/2019
An easy walk up Glen Moidart to Croit Bheinn over bone dry bogs. Even the bogs on the way to Beinn Gaire were more or less dry. Note: the descent from Beinn Gaire needs some care with the map work, and I ended up checking with a bearing, despite perfect visibility. The plateau is quite complex. Saw a beautiful healthy dog fox coming up the hill when I was coming down. Funnily enough he was disinclined to stop for a chat.Gill08/06/2018
Very Dry conditionsa after Croit Bheinn. 5hrs 30 for the round as pretty fit after Harris LAMM training.dmckeith03/06/2018
Clockwise circuit, up Glen Moidart to Croit Bheinn then along undulating ridge to Beinn Gaire. 22k in total.NormanW07/05/2017
CK SheilaS11/05/2016
From parking space at end of road up Glen Moidart. Took track on East side that leads past small hydro scheme and up to Loch Forslan. Easy up ridge to Beinn Gaire. Oneards over snowy and icy ground oving several small tops to Bealach before Croit Bheinn. Steeply down to Glen Gluitanen and the long haul out. Stay up on East side on way out, can avoid worst if the wet ground. Passing the old village of Ulgary, poignant tales of the clearance from here.nordicstar05/03/2016
A great day out, and fine winter conditions for the higher level walking. I found my spikes useful on the icy ground between the two tops. Interesting social history on long walk back through the glens.jenx05/03/2016
3 of 3: From Mam na Luirg.ChrisR08/10/2015
G and A with Richard and Denisearthurwhittaker24/05/2015
Solo. Glenmoidart horseshoe: BG, CB, AtSB, SnBG, RB, SDM.amswanston31/08/2014
round of 2 grahams.robertphillips02/08/2014
Start:Glen Moidart. Notes: With Franni Baggins. Ascended via Glen Forslan as part of circuit of Glen Moidart including Croit Bheinn, Sgurr na Ba Glaise, Rois Bheinn & Sgurr Dhomhuill Mor. Good underfoot conditions (not too rough) except descent from last hill.raffemeister12/07/2013
longish day with Croit Bheinn, but good views and fair underfoot.IanHHill21/05/2012
Walk in memory of Peter Still. Parked at the end of the Moidart road in a small car park. In shirt sleeves. Good road for over a mile to a small hydro station. Crossed the stream outlet on a flimsy metal plank to open hillside. Over BWF. Ring Ouzel. Clamber to the left to a ridge up for 1,400' to visible horizon and to the top at 11.45. Neat cairn recently rebuilt like an Inuit cairn (and another on the next hill).arranc02/07/2011
With Liliana sclater18/05/2011
JEB,RIB HFB22/07/2010
Ascended from small carpark in Glen Moidart with a golden eagle overhead. Excellent weather and viewpoint. Later regretted not going on to Croit Bheinn. Bumped into the friendly landowner on the way back.JohnW19/06/2010
Climbed during the MarHoF Meet at Strontian.Man of Kernow106/06/2009
From Glen MoidartBLACKHILL10/05/2000
complex scrappy ridge in mist, fine ascent from lochan 760737. Glen Moidart, return via Glen Gluitanen & R Moidart RHW04/04/1999
Round of Beinn Gaire, Croit Bheinn, druim Faiclach, An Stac and Rois Bheinn from Glem Moidart.Eddie18/04/1997
Date not recorded.tallscottishguyblank
Graham completedVerySlowPlodderblank
Sick Kid23/06/2024