Name:Dun Leacainn
Hill number:1396
Height:360m / 1181ft
SMC/RHB Section:19A: Oban to Loch Fyne
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:HS03 Lui-bhuidhe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 03359 01614
Summit feature:no feature; grassy mound 190m NW of trig point
Col:88m  NN040038  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 55
(1:25k) 360S
Observations:mound is about 1m higher than trig point
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Replaces hill 1397 as Marilyn
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From parking layby S of North Craleckan, along verge N to end of deer fence before following it for a short distance through trees to a gate. Forestry tracks lead uphill to a second gate beyond which the track soon forks, with the smaller track on the right giving access where it levels to a grassy strip between felled trees. From here it is simple but steep going to the summit and the trig point, which has the better view.Nick Down113/05/2023
I came on the forest track as others but due to felling and new tracks it could be possible to park in the lay-by to the west and go up directly.Adrian08/09/2022
ATV track as mentioned by Crumblie2 starts at 0319/0240. When it gets to a clearing, ATV track goes left. I went right towards forest edge then up through felled area.duchally17/08/2022
Parked in the lay-by opposite the track, which we followed to the end of the forestry. Straight up to the summit and followed the old fence posts down, then through the marsh back to the track. On the way to Tayvallich for the Jura ferry.Geoff Briggs27/05/2022
From lay-by at NN028028 - Track with sharp right, then switchback, then through a bit of felled forest to open hillside.ger25/03/2022
Lay-by parking opposite start of track near Auchindrain. Surprisingly easy going due to recent hot, dry spell. With Gavin. A journey-breaker on our way to Islay.Dangerous Dave30/07/2021
A 3 hour stomp up Dun Leacainn, Leathad Bheithe and An Torr from the forestry track near Auchindrain via the track, windbreaks, felled plantations, new plantations, bogs, tussocks and minor haul tracks.sclater17/02/2021
MC JC O. New Year's day jaunt. From roadside. Frozen track made for difficult going. Recent felling gas made any route from the N fairly hard going. Beautiful views of L Fyne from the top. Windless, sunny with snow on top. Return by same. Apparently also climbable from Furnace according to two locals we met.Martin6601/01/2021
On track from near Auchendrain as others. After bend in track keep going to second reversing layby where you will see a good ATV track on left hand side. Following this will bring you to the unforested area and then it's up to the summit (pretty steep).Crumblie208/10/2020
Solo walk with Lily and Rosie on a sunny cool dry Sunday, during social distancing for corona virus. Parked 100m past Auchendrain Township at a locked gate. Followed a track, cut up a brash filled ride to a forestry road, more brash then open hillside to trig point. Lovely views of Loch Fyne. Return on forestry road.alexmaclennan22/03/2020
Parked opposite the forestry track at NN028028. Followed track to 035025 then headed through the trees up a very narrow ride until below the wind blown big trees. Skirted round them to the East then straight up to the top.Simon Winton17/02/2020
1 of 4: From A83 layby at 028028 opp start of track. Turned left off the track at 037027. Very soon saw a break leading up to mature trees and headed for it.Disastrous. Ditches and holes covered in long grass. Eventually came to the old fenceline and ok to the top. Followed the old posts down to 039023. Then wet ground to where I first went wrong.ChrisR30/07/2019
Climbed from parking by folk museum. Take the standard track up, when it starts to dip soon after 160m contour look for faint track going uphill. This takes you through felled trees and to hillside pasture at 037020. Steep going, look for fence leading to point between trig and top. Fantastic views out down Loch Fyne! Forest on south side of hill has now been felled, so forest access tracks might offer an alternative way up.PGCE28/04/2018
Both summits visited.tallscottishguy20/10/2017
Drove to end of track starting just south of folk museum. Slightly awkward crossing burn to trees but thereafter easy enough up to the summit.AndrewFinnimore10/07/2017
From layby on A83 - Rick's route worked well.Chris Peart10/04/2017
Using previous guidance from layby near Folk Museum. Misty, but with some limited viewsN.Morters10/03/2017
A fine walk for a westerly gale (storm Conor). The trees provide shelter until you're almost at the top and then, if you're lucky, the gale accelerates above the top and misses it. Great views. Nordicstar's route is OK for now, but the forest has been replanted. Hopefully the track will survive the encroaching trees. There's a very faint track most of the way up from the end of the track. Evidence that the locals do not need to pay for Christmas trees: the rejects have been left on the track.Gill26/12/2016
Parking layby just past Auchindrain museum entry. Cold wind, high cloud, good views and good for a hangover.iangalbraith01/01/2016
Cycled up track to 029022, then left onto rough track up hillside and around to open area at 035018, from where ascent to summit is heavy going - long grass, long heather, soft moss and uneven ground. Great views over much of Loch Fyne but too hazy to appreciate them.Topographer5709/09/2015
SOTA Activation. Hard work getting up through the heather but the views were worth it.tkerby05/04/2015
track across from lay-by for approx 1 km then faint track uphill,to open ground to summit.robertphillips30/11/2014
With Mora, from Furnace.BLACKHILL29/04/2014
Super hill. Climbed from parking by folk museum. Take the standard track up, when it flattens off at @160m look for faint track going uphill. This takes you through felled trees and to hillside pasture at 037020. Steep going, look for fence leading to point between trig and top. Fantastic views out down Loch Fyne!nordicstar19/01/2014
Now an easy ascent from the north due to new roads and paths through felled areas.fasgadh27/04/2012
Parked in a lay-by just south of the Folk Museum, with a track on the opposite (hill side) of the road. Followed the track E then S, then followed a side track SE across felled ground. No need to enter the forest.mae20/09/2011
hot sunny day!tom smith24/03/2011
Ascended from the folk museum at Auchindrain.JohnW10/04/2008
Near the trig there is a bench, which has slowly rotted, been up several times over the years and may repair it one day.DavieRuts16/10/2006
Revisit en route to trig. Fine view; got the impression there may be a path from E. Direct line from WNW via rides & moderately dense spruce is rough but not v difficult.RHW09/10/2006
On way to trig point.arranc25/04/2005
From old GR before descent that was a lot quicker than the ascent.Eddie11/03/2004
Date is first visit. Notes from later...Relocated summit since RHB; fine view, slightly troublesome ascent, snow. A83 @ 025020, find a way thru spruce (not too dense) RHW30/12/2000
From layby just south of Auchindrain. Easy track then steepish haul up through bilberries and heather. Surprisingly soft and tussocky on top. Returned down after slightly to NW to rejoin track (unmarked on map)after summiting both topsHeather TSblank
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