Name:Beinn Bheigier
Hill number:1463
Height:491m / 1611ft
SMC/RHB Section:20B: Islay
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:IJ02 Islay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), SIB, Yeaman
Grid ref:NR 42998 56458
Summit feature:rock 3m SSE of trig point
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 60
(1:25k) 352
Observations:rock is 30cm higher than trig point base
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 178 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With CathyS & Luna. Windy. From car park NR 46288 53812.masmith28/06/2024
12th and final hill of an epic circular from Ardtalla continuing from Beinn Bhan East then Ene to the tiny 400m contour with cairn then refilled my water bottle from Loch Mhuillin-ghaoithe before the steep climb up to the Trig and summit rock nearby. This visit completes Jura, Islay and surrounding islands Topo section-all 192 Tumps! Continued along ridge then descended SE ridge before heading along a fp emerging onto road not far from my car.Dazingdale16/05/2024
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: 6th of the 8 I have left on Islay. Parked on grass at NR 4626 5364. Then took logging track which doesn't show on any maps to fence at NR 45164 54265. Followed path up the shoulder to NR 4425 5528 and then the obvious path across to the trig pillar, at bit up and down in places and seemed to take a while, very windy once on the ridge. Glad of shelter at the trig.thejackrustles15/05/2023
Following Beinn Bhan backpack port to port.. onto Sgorr nam Faoileann.N.Morters07/04/2023
From Claggain. Good parking at end of track 462 537. Follow track to metal gate on R at 455 541. Take faint path up hill, go through deer gate and pick up path just beyond to climb ridge.SteveG16/06/2022
Beinn na Caillich, Glas Bheinn and Beinn Bheiger. Starting at Claggain Bay and along the coast before ascending to Beinn na Caillich. Except for the last 2 miles descending from Beinn Bheiger, wall to wall tumps, this was one of the best walks I've ever done.tsharp24/05/2022
Cycled up the good track past Kynagarry to the footbridge. Deer trods to the ridge W of Loch a' Mhuillin-ghaoithe then short heather and grass to the nice quartzite summit.PeteN17/05/2022
From road end at Ardtalla. New birch plantation was slightly boggy, but a straightforward ascent with lovely views. 10.5 km round tripRockdoctor06/05/2022
From car park at end of road at Claggan Bay. Back down road to first track on right just before forestry. Followed this circuitous path, first left then right, all the way to large gate. Once on open ground picked up ATV track on to south ridge. KeithByTheC27/04/2022
With a group of 11 other baggers from RHSoc, 16km linear walk from McArthur's Head to road end near Ardtalla, taking in Beinn na Caillich, Sgorr nam Faoileann, Glas Bheinn & Beinn Bheigier.Tony J02/04/2022
From McArthur's Head lighthouse with eleven other hill walkers. Beinn na Caillich, Sgurr nam Faoileann, Glas Bheinn & Beinn Bheigier. Good weather, excellent hills, super day out. (13km, 910m).ger02/04/2022
A stunning walk from Claggain. Out to Proaig along the coast track, rather soggy in places but views compensate. Easy walk up Glas Bheinn on ATV track to steeper ground, then easy walking on steep tundra. Fabulous views all the way. Along the ridge to Beinn Bheigier (steep climb) then a glorious walk down along the ridge, intermittent path, then head S past a cairn to find that a perfect path appears down the steep ground on the crest of the ridge, joins ATV track to gate, then unmapped track goes to road. Don't do as I did and shortcut the track through the plantation, vile tussocks.Gill02/04/2022
RH Soc Islay meet.thekirkie pirate02/04/2022
With Dave Roeder - round of the three SE Islay Marilyns on a fine day during the RHS Islay weekend. At 8:05 took the track from Cluanach to the bridge at 306582. Kept low as far as the base of the NW ridge and thence to the summit (10:20) from which cloud had conveniently cleared. Descended to the col and followed the long ridge north over Glas Bheinn (12:00) to the final steep ascent to Sgorr nam Faoileann (13:10). From there, following a long dry spell and with short vegetation elected to descend the W ridge direct to the road at Cattadale; there was a faint path for the last 2k S of a fence. Finished 15:35. Met various other RHS parties doing other variations of the route. Good day.dbb02/04/2022
Last of 3 Marilyns from McArthurs Head. Headed SE to road end where return vehicles were parked. Rough going lower down but a winding road track provides relief back to the road. PM, CM, Ger, Jill R, Steve C, Dave G, Rhona, Dangerous Dave, Roland S, Tony J and Kathy and David Duvall. Great trip and day in the hills.bolton02/04/2022
RHSoc trip as described by Tony J, bolton and ger. A great day out with good company. Got everyone into the van afterwards and took them on a visit to Kildalton Church!Dangerous Dave02/04/2022
Misty no viewTonyandsue06/09/2021
From the top of Glas Beinn made my way S to the col - would recommend keeping to the high ground as much as possible. Then headed SW to the ridge, after which I turned left to approach the summit from the WNW. Strong wind and torrential rain on top. Then back down the same way as far as the ridge, continuing along it to eventually reach the footbridge at NR 406 581.paulhilder15/08/2021
Parked at end of road by Claggain Bay. Wide track to gate in deer fence. Grassy track to the SE Top. Lovely broad ridge to trig. Back same way. With Gavin.Dangerous Dave04/08/2021
30th Wedding Anniversary walk on a wonderfully sunny and breezy day. Up the track from Kynagarry to a bridge over the Kilennan River. Then pretty much a beeline across heather, grass and marsh to the impressive rocky summit of Beinn Bheigier. Northwards between scree to Am Mam and the multi-summited Glas Bheinn. Plenty of time left and ace conditions so we wandered over to the rounded Beinn na Caillich, affording superb views up the Sound of Islay and over to the Paps of Jura, as well as back to the Marilyn's completed. Deer tracks made contouring to the Sgorr nam Faoileann beallach straightforward, from where it is an easy climb to the top. Back to the road over pathless moorland, joining it near Barr, then a pleasant stroll to the camper van and cold beers. 6.15hrs.summitter11/05/2021
Cycled up track from Cluanach then round of BGF.Topographer5709/06/2019
It was snowing!petesimpson02/04/2019
Run straight up and down from Cluanach.quadbarrel15/10/2018
From Claggain Bay. Used vehicle track to just beyond upper deer fence. Tiny cairn just after marks start of walkers path which goes all the way to the ridge if you concentrate!Crib Goch04/09/2018
From Claggain Bay I had been told the forestry track took me to the ridge but in the event it meandered around and gave up at 120m. From there grassy tracks easily followed to ridge. Further than it seems on map- total walk 12.2k.NormanW27/08/2018
From Glas Bheinn, a pleasant stroll, then got into a good rhythm up the steep grassy slope between scree and rocks to the summit. Unexpectedly met a dog walker at the top. Then a long plod along deer paths and ATV tracks north west to the car near Cattadale. Nearly impaled a dozy, coiled up adder with my walking pole.Owen B25/08/2018
On an 3 day Ardbeg to Port Askaig traverse.Chris Peart26/06/2018
Ninth hill of the day and getting weary now, having walked from Ardbeg. I had a long descent to Proaig bothy, not much enjoyed given the deep summer vegetationColin Crawford25/06/2018
Debs and TaliskerMountain Goat20/06/2018
Parked at Cluanach and walked to end of track. Crossed footbridge and headed up Beinn Bheiger. Headed north over Glas Bheinn and on to Sgorr nam Faoileann. Returned to track by contouring across rough ground. Followed advice of PGCE below and kept high to avoid worst of the boggy ground.wozzat10/05/2018
From Cluanach, to end of track. Then Beinn Bheigier, Glas Bheinn and Sgorr nam Faoileann. Returned to east end of track via a high level route and kept fairly dry feet.PGCE24/04/2018
With George and Tom. First of 3 Marilyns together on my final week of Islay RSPB volunteering. Stayed night in An Cladach.iangpark08/07/2017
Sgorr nam Faoileann, Glas Bheinn, Beinn Bheigier from bend in minor road to W between Barr and Cattadale. Return fairly directly over rough moorland. Drizzle / rain for much of route.RobertP03/04/2017
Solo HFB22/07/2016
clockwise round of sgorr nam faoileann, glas bheinn, and beinn bheigier from near barr.robertphillips22/08/2015
With Alistair. Anne. Gill, Jennifer on nice but very windy day.tallblond18/07/2015
In from minor road at Ballygrant over Sgorr nam Faoileann, Glas Bheinn and Beinn Bheigier. Out via track to Cluanaich and road to Bridgend. Stunning bright blue skies - lovely set of hills.benalder28401/04/2015
Round of 3 Marilyns anticlockwise from Cluanach. Walked up private road to Kynagarry then track past forest and up glen (not driveable). At end of track crossed bridge up some nice short grass slopes and stony lines to gain ridge and along to final steep slopes to summit.AndrewFinnimore08/08/2014
From Ardtalla. Didn't find a path, just a slog over wet boggy tussocky ground. Didn't help that it rained all day and cloud so far down that viz was lost as soon as we gained any height. Planned on visiting Beinn Bhan also but knocked that on the head. Contoured round head of the valley where cloud lifted and presented a grand mountain view. Returned along Gleann Leora picking up a path that must have crossed the Glaggin River a dozen times or more - perhaps it was an aquatic deer trail! Bagged Cnoc Mor na Claigin before hitting the road 1km S of the car. Not our finest day despite bagging highest hill on Islay.jonglew07/06/2014
With Mora, from the road end at Claggain Bay.BLACKHILL01/04/2014
from Claggan, just followed the ridge up, lovely ridge and start of excellent traverse over 3 Marilyns and 1 HuMPThearlaichdubh24/06/2013
ELMA SUILVENdonmeister26/09/2012
Fourth top today after Glas Bheinn. Mist began to clear after reaching the top then down to farm track and collected by Peter Milne for return to my car at Ardbeg Distillery which we left at 09:00 on a RIB.Dugswell210/06/2012
Final top with the RHB 12. From Glas Bheinn cut over Am Mam and lower col before steeply up gully line to emerge nr trig. Good celebration on top with greeting party. Mist clears to reveal. Coastline. Dropped down long ridge and rough ground to cars at Claggain Bay.nordicstar10/06/2012
At this stage we became 15. Bet that confused the local midges, who to bite first? And there was a view.Martin R10/06/2012
Mad Marhof party. RIB to Mc Arthur's head and up to Beinn na Caillich. To col S of Sgorr nam Faoileann and up grassy and screey slopes to its summit. Back to col and on to Glas Bheinn summit cairn. GPS readings of point about 100m NE of summit cairn show it to be more or less the same height. Finished a good bag with Beinn Bheigier and then down to road end above Claggain Bay.pwbellarby10/06/2012
Parked at road end S of Ardtalla - plenty of space. Took overgrown track to high on N flank of hill and then steeply up to ridge, then along to summit. Descent via Pt.456m and SE over trackless moor. A fine hill in remote country.Man of Kernow109/06/2012
Sunny, warm, windy (66mph gust in belaich), good views.iangalbraith29/08/2010