Name:Cruach nan Cuilean
Hill number:1446
Height:432m / 1417ft
SMC/RHB Section:19C: Loch Fyne to Bute and the Firth of Clyde
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:HS06 Beinnmhor-corradie
Catchment:Ruel, Striven, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 04349 84798
Summit feature:no feature
Col:221m  NS048876  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) 362N
Observations:higher than E summit with cairn
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 101 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked track entrance NS 0411 8205. Mapped track N to mast and continuing path at NS 0406 8281. Left fork at NS 0412 8315. Up gully NS 0412 8335. From top, trods continue here and there but no obvious path to topcarole engel06/05/2024
Track to mast from south then fairly obvious trod to end of wall north of A Chruach. Then mix of trods, quad tracks and bog to top. Lovely graasy summit though. Quite a tough wee hill.daviemore24/04/2024
1 of 4: From the B836 at the start of the mast track. With Karen.ChrisR07/06/2023
Parked at the end of the mast track. Took right hand path rather than kept on the way out and ended up climbing up steep slopes to summit of A Cruach. Did more lumps and bumps on the ridge on the way there than I needed to. Found much better path line from top of wall from A' Cruach coll all the way back to mast on return. 4.2 miles round trip. Quite slow going in parts if you aren't on the pathJulieB20/04/2023
Walked across trackless, boggy ground in the mist and rain, from A Chruach. Visited the cairned East Top before returning to the van, parked to the south on the B836. Solo.Dangerous Dave18/03/2023
Path most of the waycurlebd28/08/2022
Continued to A' Chruach.duchally18/03/2022
Well, that's a surprise! It really is a mini mountain range with lots of summits, gullies and crags, so it's a good walk. Easy path from the mast, obvious in spring as a green stripe amongst dead tussocks; take the L fork towards the wall rather than the steep RH branch towards A' Chruach. Not sure where the path goes to at the bealach but it appears below the rough stuff as a green stripe across the tussocks heading to the E of Creag an Daimh. Up the grassy gully to the E of the big crag then a clear path winds up, down and around the various bumps and crags to the top. Best done in good visibility.Gill27/05/2021
From B836 along track to mast, then via A'Chruach to summit.Winterfloodian20/05/2021
“Up the S ridge”. Expecting a pleasant ridge walk? – uh, uh, think again. A fair hill path starts from the mast but vanishes having climbed steeply up the SW side of A’Chruach when a ‘path’ is seen beside the wall below L. From wall, bits of animal and ATV track fade in and out over very rough vegetation and multiple false tops to final out of sight one, use these because every metre on these is one less metre of purgatory off them. Don’t even think about skirting around the W flanks of these – the knee deep grass hides potential leg breaker holes at every other footstep. Promising ATV track descends adjacent to earlier wall, but vanishes in extreme tussocks.Isbjorn17/10/2020
Via the water board track and all the tops.Chris Peart28/03/2019
Glenbranter-Creag Mholach-Creag Tharsuinn-Meall Dubh-An Socach-An Cruachan-Cruach nan Cuilean-A' Chruach-Ardtaraigcampagvelocet30/04/2018
From the B836 along the private road, then a nice path led on towards the hill. Detoured over A'Chruach. Down ESE very steeply to B836 on Loch Striven. The summit area is fascinating, the way up pleasant and the way down was interesting in a not so pleasant way.Alan Moore11/04/2018
Dunoon to Tighnabruaich overnight backpacking walk. Managed to avoid the worst of the downpours, just about.Alex C25/08/2017
From the south, track then animal tracks.Topographer5726/06/2017
Track to water works then good path/ATV track up to nobbly ridge and onto summit, tricky in mist, I'd imagine.AndrewFinnimore11/05/2017
Approached from A'Chruach via Creag an Daimh & some minor tops (a mini mountain range). Quite interesting topography - had a couple of nice little scrambles.ger07/05/2017
Parked at aqueduct track at 041820. Headed for gap west of A'Chruach and then an up and down stomp to the summit. Wonderful sunny evening walk with Marli the dog.bolton17/06/2016
From high point on the road to south west. Good track to water works, then ATV line into the bealach behind the first top. Deer tracks after this across several false summits. ALternate top shows the marks of an old bolt long since removed.nordicstar02/06/2016
A nice walk along the ridge from the high point on the road.jenx02/06/2016
Cruach nan cuilean and A chruach from the south track then open moor.robertphillips20/11/2015
From B 836 at ns 041 821, with mora, cold and miserable, alone with my dog, my 1000th marilyn, perfect!BLACKHILL30/05/2015
With Mike. Traversed three main tops. Good views along Loch Striven from summitsraffemeister29/05/2015
from 056843, after a debate with a friendly stalker. Cross bridge at farm, through lots of partridges which were about to be shot. Agree that summit without cairn is higher. Easiest route seems to be from 042821. Excellent viewpoint if it hadn't been overcastThearlaichdubh01/09/2013
Feeling lazy so started from NS041820 and sauntered over the ridge. Last nights rain had sprinkled snow over the tops. Mainly sunny.Martin R10/04/2012
Solo HFB01/04/2012
Part sunny, 2 showers, windy, good views.iangalbraith21/08/2010
Good parking to S. Track to aqueduct then over a subsidiary rocky hill A'Chruach. Uneven going over knolls to two summits, W one higher, E one better viewpoint.Aye Jimmy12/09/2009
Passing place near Loch Striven. On zig zag access track for 500' and on buggy track just under first line of crags. On spongy tussock to crest - strong NE wind blew map away. Up 3 false horizons and down the other sides. GPS 0434984797. No cairn. 12.30.arranc17/04/2008
Parked near to the power station and ascended via the track to a sluice mechanism. Then followed tracks made by a digger which ascended to a plateux around the 320m mark to do drainage work of some description. From summit good viewsgaryhoney16/07/2000
fine steep hill, complex summit. craigendive 052840, follow burn to summit RHW03/01/2000
Trying to keep up with Rob on another of his long days.Eddie03/01/2000
Sick Kid16/06/2020
Simon Winton22/02/2019
Johnny Corbett10/03/2015