Name:Beinn Mheadhonach
Hill number:217
Height:715m / 2346ft
SMC/RHB Section:03B: Loch Linnhe to Loch Etive
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:HC09 Sgulaird-lora
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 01991 36886
Summit feature:rock 8m SSW of cairn
Col:463m  NN023376  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377W
Survey:Abney level
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Clockwise circuit of the River Esragan horseshoe over the three Grahams, as described in SMC guidebook. Descended west to pt.619 then NW to cross Eas a' Chrinlet by stepping stones at ford just above confluence with Eas na Gearr. A good bridge across Eas na Gearr then takes you to an obvious (but boggy in places and ascending about 100m above the river) ATV track all the way back to the road.davidpettit8430/03/2024
Parked in space near Pt 157 at top of the road and traversed on faint ATV track outside fenced area north of River Esragan, crossing fallen fence just above confluence of streams and the newish bridge. Then followed stream SE before crossing it and heading up to long summit ridge. Return by same route.benalder28405/02/2023
A wet and windy day, and unreliable forecasts, so I decided to split these hills into 2 shorter days to minimise suffering and simplify navigation. From good parking a few yards SE of Blarcreen bridge. NW up road then up via second field (gate at top) but there's also a gate into the first field at the top and another out to the hill which was easier in return. Sheep tracks show the way through the gorse and dead bracken. Steep traverse to bealach E of pt 387, going is worse higher up but vestigial ATV track helps. Then just walk up the ridge over a few bumps and the granite notch just before the top. Two bearings get you down in mist. Hill top is nice but overall low ratio reward:effort typical of Grahams.Gill27/10/2022
River fairly easy to cross above gorge or higher up. On return, after crossing bridge follow track to higher ground, stile across fence, continue up to pick up rough track which comes up from parking area just below summit of road. Involves extra ascent but much easier than bracken bashing!nicolajane11/08/2022
from high point of B845, as per return route of SMC Guide. There is now a bridge over one of the streams at the confluence of 3.[the one from the north]. I returned down a ridge slightly to the east of the obvious one and this enabled me to cross the eastern stream higher up, where it is easier.IanHHill01/07/2022
CK SheilaS15/05/2022
Parked in the layby near the 157m high point on the B845 opposite the gate and track entrance to Beinn Bhreac. Took the route as per the SMC Graham's and Donald's route, easy ridge up to Beinn Bhreac (Simm) mainly on a track, then around the ridge onto Mam Hael, up to Beinn Molugrainn, dow the ridge then over a deer fence (easily crossed at a point it was collapsed) over to the complex ground, taking in the 578m HuMp (both the 1:25k and 1:50k tops), then keeping to largely the higher ground to the col between Meall Biorach, over another deer fence and straight up the ridge to the summit of Beinn Mheadonach over the rocky cleft. Descended down to pt 619, then headed down the ridge over rough ground at the bottom to cross the river, then over a bridge, and just up the hill a small way took a path that traversed through the woods above the River Esragran back to the car. 11.2 miles, 3735ft climbing, out 8hrs in total (Grahams book suggests 6hr 30mins walking time). With KeithByTheC and JulieB02/05/2022
From Meall Dearg Far S Top. Countoured SW past Meall Biorach to col. Up steep NE ridge, initially on left side. Kept close to ridge for least awkward ascent. A little scrambling. Down W to pt619, then NW to stream crossing & new bridge over River Esragan KeithByTheC02/05/2022
Parking near Pt 157, traversed outside fenced area north of River Esragan, and crossed fallen fence just above confluence of streams where there is a good bridge for first crossing. Then headed upslope using GPS to get to long summit ridge. Summit not always visible in early stages of walk so worth checking direction. Return by same route. Initial section adds an extra 100m climb each way.willyross20/04/2022
Anti clockwise circuit of the Blarcreen Burn.daviemore05/03/2022
A round of the Blarcreen tops, starting besides the bridge and along the woodland footpath to the foot of Ceann Creige. Good terrain and ice-hardened ground enabled a swift walk to its top and on to the impressively cairned Beinn Duirinnis. A steep descent northeastwards into the shadowy Lairig Duirinnis was rewarded by a sunny ascent of Beinn Phlaicaig South Top and its even more interesting lodged-boulder summit then on to the main top and the two Beinn Mheadhonach tops. Getting cold now so returned down the west flank until we reached a fence and parallel deer track that helped us back down to Blarcreen. Great walk taking about 4.30 hrs.summitter04/01/2022
Beinn Bhreac (G), Creach Bheinn (C), Beinn Molurgainn (G), Beinn Mheadhonach (G), 21.8km, 9:32. Winter HikeHuwel06/12/2021
Second Graham of day after visiting Beinn Duirinnis. Earlier attempt in day from the west and bridge on A828 over Allt a' Ghlinne aborted, turned back at hydro-electric intake over River Esragan as did not fancy being half way across to an uncertain route when valves opened! Approached from highest branch in Blarcreen Burn following stream up to approx. 600m before turning left and west towards summit. Stay north of first peak it is a false summit. Descent on SW bearing picking up tributary to Blargreen Burn. I chose to stay on northside of burn following track which was well defined in ground but had become densely overgrown by fern resulting in an exhausting i hour bushwhack, being covered in deer keds. Never come across them before. No bites but probably because they could not find a grip on sweat covered skin. Back at van by dusk at 8:45pm. Knackered - Good fun though.mntainman24/08/2021
From the road junction at Inveresragan, 200m east, though field and onto hill. Horrible after that.iangalbraith11/04/2021
A good 12 top round from blarcreen, beinn phlacaig soth top, beinn phlacaig, beinn mheadhonach east top, beinn mheadhonach repeat, meall biorach SE top, meall biorach, meall dearg far south top, meall dearg south top, meall dearg, beinn molurgainn repeat, mam hael repeat, beinn bhreacrobertphillips15/10/2020
G and Aarthurwhittaker26/08/2019
Part of excellent circuit of 3 Grahams from Gleann Salach.RobertP28/04/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195305/02/2019
From road to west, tough going on wet ground low down and soft deepish snow higher up. Substantial summit cairn wash handy in the cloud.dickscroop17/02/2018
After night in Cadderlie bothy.Grinner09/12/2017
MMC Barcaldine round. Alex with Rob and Jeremy. Drizzling and low cloud. Thrash through bracken at start and finish. Rest was trackless wet moorland walking. 20K; 1700m; 9hoursalexmaclennan30/07/2017
Wonderful hill. Right at the top slight obstical such as a wall to climb down but that keeps you on your toes. Rest of hill is lovely short grasstallblond23/03/2017
With Lsclater11/02/2017
Round of Mheadhonach and Duirinnis from small lay-by at 995350.Topographer5708/05/2016
With Mora, from InveresraganBLACKHILL01/10/2015
4 of 4: From Beinn Molurgainn.ChrisR16/04/2015
with Iain Robertson, Fred Ward, Peter Willimottdavidsbatty28/09/2014
W Jenx. Long day, up the ridge on a good ATV track from pt 157 on minor road. From Breac to Mam Hael, Molurgainn, Meall Dearg Tumps, Mheadhonach and Phlacaig two.Down to Blarcreen and back up road.nordicstar21/09/2014
Solo. Round of Beinn Bhreac, Beinn Molurgainn, Beinn Mheadhonach, and Na Maoilean. Constant heavy snow from road level made these hills quite an interesting challenge.amswanston13/01/2013
from the west in deep snow hard slog.robertphillips07/12/2011
Solo HFB03/05/2010
stayed in cadderlie bothy did the hill in 1.40. very rough ground.tom smith29/03/2009
From Bonawe, up Beinn Duirinnis, then on to Beinn MheadhonachGallovidian17/03/2006
Parked in large layby at bottom of Glen Salach. Through deer gate on green track to meadow, over fence and wall to rough sheep pastures. Onto ridge. Loss of height after 385 spot height with contoured path leading up to right. Tussock and a few boulders. Better going on ridge to find first fissure across path and to top at 12.00. Jura Paps at 53m. to Duirinnis.arranc08/09/2004
Ascended from bridge on B845. Cloudy but summit clear. Headed for Beinn Duirinnis.JohnW30/04/2004
Solo tripInvicta1418/06/2003
fine rock & grass hill. anticlock from bridge 988357, descend to 983362 RHW28/05/1999
Round of Beinn Bhreac both tops, Creach Bheinn, Beinn Molurgainn and Beinn Mheadhonach from Gleann Salach.Eddie28/02/1996
scott duncan29/06/2024
Sick Kid17/06/2023
Sick Kid16/06/2023