Name:Deadh Choimhead
Hill number:1393
Height:383m / 1257ft
SMC/RHB Section:19A: Oban to Loch Fyne
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:HS01 Chapull-duchara
Catchment:Feochan
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Y)
Grid ref:NM 94687 28642
Summit feature:ground within 1m of cairn comprising destroyed trig point
Drop:283m
Col:100m  NM972289  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 49
(1:25k) 360N 376
Survey:obvious summit
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Easily forded the Lonan near Clachadow then followed the path up through a grazed field into plantation. Continued northwards on path once over Forestry Road, eventually coming out into bracken. Thankfully deer had made a tunnel through this so quickly on to moorland where a series of cairns help trace a path to SE of the summit then on to the top itself.summitter20/06/2024
From South via Gill's route. Path all the way but easy to lose it halfway up open hillside slope. Noticed last recorded on hill-bagging a year ago today, by duchally.willyross19/05/2024
Parked a few yds W of 943275 bridge. Went alongside burn(a few hidden holes) & as water low, crossed at 94523-27600. Once got to track, route as per Gill's good description.duchally19/05/2023
Parked by the cattle grid a couple of yards east of the route to the ford. Crossed this, shipping only a small quantity of water and followed Gill's route. The summit views are among the best, with a panorama of islands, water and mountains from Mull to the Cruachan group.Nick Down115/04/2023
As per Gill.Straightforward and a superb viewpoint.Worth saving for a good day.ARM25/02/2023
From NM 9461 2745. A fine small hill.summitsup03/10/2022
Beautiful sunny day with Yeltzbagger. A bit awkward crossing the river at the start but easy coming back.Stevie n Tay08/05/2022
Route as per Hughs book and Gill. Parked just past the house near the ford. Over stream and straight up good paths all the way. Very pleasant hill with great views from the summit. Up to the top in just under 45 mins, less than 1hr 30 round trip.JulieB07/05/2022
Gill's route spot on. Very surprised to find a path almost to the summit. On a clear day it was a delightful hill.Crumblie215/10/2021
As others note, there is a well cared for path all the way to the summit. The start of the track to the ford is unclear, just walk across the sheep field to the ford. Vehicle crossing is deep but a good shallow ford for people is a few yards down stream. Then just follow the track to the gate, then it becomes a very pleasant path through the trees. Cross straight over the logging road, path continues, to exit the trees at scree below the crag. Follow NW up through bracken, taking the lower fork NE below the steep nose, up the small valley, where the path fades then becomes clear heading to a gap E of the big crag above. Unbelievably easy. I wish I had followed the lower fork on the way up the hill, it would have been a lot easier than the tussock fest I followed up hill, though I'm proud to have found a way up in thick mist.Gill13/06/2021
Good parking at the bridge - 943275. River crossing ok then followed track through gate, turning right after 20 yards. On reaching logging road, followed for 800 yds then struck upwards close to rubble pile. Easier higher up. Well under 2 hour return. Solo.bolton28/09/2020
Unfinished business from year ago when heavy rain/snow melt deterred the ford crossing. From south on track, itís upward progress cut across by the logging track (not mapped). Unlike others crossed over and up the continuation of the minor track. Recent chainsaw work cleared the windfall, then shrinks to path to exit woods below a small Crag/scree. Turned on the left (west) there are 3 cairns close together at the base of scree to help identify route back into woods to path. Strpeep slope zig zags through bluffs on vague path and onto rocky summit. Outstanding viewpoint northwards. Sunny day and startled a Sea Eagle off the ground barely 80m away when nearing summit. Nice little hill 2 of 2 MarilynN.Morters03/08/2019
Parked to south n followed track which amazingly went to almost the summit.Adrian08/07/2019
2of4: From Glen Lonan at Chlachadubh.ChrisR02/10/2018
Parked roadside at start of mapped track (NM 9462 2747). Right fork once over the gate and into the woodland - track here very faint but meets a good logging road at NM 9455 2798. Followed this approx 500m ENE until an opportunity presented to take a route up the hill, northerly for first 300m, then northwesterly for the top. Trog pillar remains marks the summit.jonglew25/07/2018
From Clachadubh, over ford, up via forest tracks and then traces of a path once out of the trees. Fallen trees in forest are fairly easily avoided.Winterfloodian31/05/2018
9th tump of 14 on a route from Kilmore to North Connel with Adrian climbing Dun Iadain ,Torr Dhamh, Tom Donn, Corr Chnoc, An Car, Cnoc Eoin and Torr an Tuirc and Glenamacrie hill descending to road to cross burn, Adrian followed road Nw to climb Cruach Glenamacrie West top whereas i headed along forest fringe to climb through forest then up grassy ramp and behind majestic outcrops to the summit, recording 385m @ NM 94687 28640. Onwards to Creag Ruigte...Dazingdale19/05/2018
Parked with permission NM 947 274 on house forecourt. Track from NM 9444 2785 not obvious and blocked in parts by fallen trees. especially at junction with new logging road at NM 9452 2800. This contours round the hill to an ascent route up a very steep grassy slope at NM 9502 2824. Heather summitcarole engel13/05/2018
Parked off-road at: NM953277. Recorded route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.com/2017/05/beinn-ghlas-and-deadh-choimhead.htmlGayle06/05/2017
Taynuilt-Am Barr-Deadh Choimhead-Beinn Ghlas-Beinn Ghlas E Top-Carn Gaibhre-Cruach Meadhonach-Cruach Airdeny S Top-Cruach Airdeny-Taynuilt.campagvelocet24/03/2017
Difficult to see a route up that doesn't involve at least some bashing through forestry. There's a massive new track which contours along the south side (not shown on OS map) but it doesn't particularly help. Beautiful little viewpoint once you get there though.Colinmac200515/05/2016
Crossed at ford, wellies unnecessary, dry, cold wind, good views, some sun.iangalbraith30/04/2016
A good steep climb heading for more open slopes to the right after reaching the big new track. A goog viewpoint.jenx03/01/2016
With Jenx from small bridge on the minor road directly opposite on south side. Folow the burn to where it meets a smaller one and cross. Make for the tall lonesone pine and cross 10m to right and gain a small track. Follow this up left and then right to main forest track. Across this to gain a grassy couloir which can be followed to near summit. Old trig in bits!nordicstar03/01/2016
clachadudh ford burn through woods to top.robertphillips09/08/2015
12.15 with Chris Watson from the south, Fording the stream, up through the forest and out into bluebell dells and up on to the dead Vanessa on Dead Choimhead!!vegibagger11/06/2015
From Glen Lonan with Beinn GhlasGeoff Briggs29/05/2014
My 1000th Marilyn.PGCE03/05/2014
From Clachadubh on a sunny spring morning. A track fords a stream (warning #1: the stream may not be fordable dryshod, I took it barefoot) and leads through the forestry, across a heavy duty forestry track (warning #2: several fallen trees must be circumvented) to the open hillside. The heathery crags can be bypassed on short grass. Great views of Mull, Glen Etive and a snowcapped Ben Cruachan.Topographer5711/03/2014
From Glen Lonan. Easy enough through trees to summit.AndrewFinnimore28/08/2013
Solo HFB21/02/2013
With Mora from Glen Lonan at nm 945274BLACKHILL02/11/2012
Walked up from Glen Lonan and then down northnortheast to Clais Dhearg. Some nasty forestry to get through on both sides of the summit.Alex C06/08/2012
Lovely view point today with Jim Bloomer.Dugswell208/06/2012
Driech day - clag appeared no view. Some struggles with windthrow.fasgadh14/01/2012
walked with clairetom smith26/10/2008
Revisit. Shattered remnants of a cylindrical trig, with evidence of FB recess, lying around the still-intact centre Bolt. No FB or spider. Fine crag-girt summit, hard to reach thru dense Sitka with a few steep crags to avoid. From SW, beeline from 941280 ran into awkward crags; descended SW, found a track at head of stream, followed this SSE, exited at 942942, then rushy wet pasture back to bridge. This latter route possibly the best.RHW01/09/2007
Ascended after Beinn Ghlas from track near Clachadubh.JohnW24/06/2007
Across stream in wellys on green track into forest. Narrower to right and uphill. Some footprints up through trees to forest edge, underneath scree slopes and up a grass rake to final heaves of hill. Using hands around back of final crag to top at 14.05. Fierce gale.arranc03/09/2004
SOLOdonmeister30/05/2004
Failed at the so-called ford. Restarted at the road bridge, climbed and found old bridleway.Eddie19/11/2003
From G.Lonan. While we climbed the Hill, the F.C. had picnic at car; disturbed by stampede of Heilan' Coos. With S.The Captain16/04/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine little hill, superb viewpoint (hence name apparently - HMcL). easy river xing 950275, +/- easy passage thru mature spruce; skirt/scramble crag; heather to summit RHW26/12/2000
With Chris Upson.MickyRoss26/07/1997
lindaross19/05/2024
danpquinn14/04/2023
Gavin Theobald24/09/2022
Yeltzbagger08/05/2022
phil10107/05/2022
Emma and Simon02/04/2022