Name:Beinn a' Chuallaich
Hill number:395
Height:892.2m / 2927ft
SMC/RHB Section:05A: Loch Ericht to Glen Tromie and Glen Garry
County/UA:Perth and Kinross
Topographical area:HC05 Udlamain-chuallaich
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Grid ref:NN 68460 61766
Summit feature:large cairn 20m SSE of trig point
Col:365m  NN636621  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 42
(1:25k) OL49W 386W
Observations:cairn base is 0.7m above FB of trig point at NN 68450 61785
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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With Northern Hills. Grey, wet day. deurgar19/12/2028
From NN 7074 6147 where easily room for a car. Sparse bracken easily avoidable on sheep pasture to 500m then short heathercarole engel14/07/2024
Parked on the E side of the B847 opposite the metal gate, taking the faint path to the little white-painted bothy and the stalkers' track up the flank of Meall na Moine: aptly named, as became apparent as I headed off from the path just below the 500m contour and made for the two=topped summit with a cairn curiously adrift from the high point on the Northern Top. On across the outflow of Loch na Caillich, with Schiehallion appearing to float above the other end of the loch, and steeply up to the NE Top and main summit of Meall nan Eun, followed by a gentle ridge walk over the small Far N and N tops of Beinn a'Chuallaich, with its rather lovely beehive cairn and view along Loch Rannoch. A direct descent took me over rough ground, steepish at the beginning and end, back to the white bothy.Nick Down108/07/2024
Heavy showers on ascent, strong cold wind on top, but steadily cleared; warm sunshine and views of Schiehallion as I returned to the car! 3h 15m up and down.NorfolkPT2125/09/2023
Solo on an overcast dry day with low cloud on the top. There and back walk following the WH route. 8k, 606m ascent/ descent and 2 hours.alexmaclennan27/08/2023
Followed the WH route from the high point of the road, and as the weather improved a bit, did the whole circuit. Some nice views ass the rain eased and the cloud broke up. 11.75km 3h 25Rockdoctor26/08/2023
Small layby on B846 at 697589 gives easy access from the road junction to the good track coming up from the South. Skirt round the eastern side of Drumglas to reach the bottom of the track.49pp06/06/2023
3 of 4: From Carn Fiaclach. With Karen.ChrisR15/05/2023
From Meall nan Eun KeithByTheC25/04/2023
Joan, Janice, Heather and me. Nice ridge from the north.Play2End01/04/2023
From east parking just below bothy. Up the path track then through the heath via grassy area (bracken in summer). Via Sim first past frozen Loch na Caillaich and then to summit trig and large cairn. Snow patches.N.Morters28/01/2023
Solo from parking spot on A847 - drizzle with low cloud all morning so no views above 500m. There wasn't much worth stopping for, so I tapped the summit cairn (& trig) and immediately descended the same way - 2h 27min total time.mproudfoot05/11/2022
Parked at NN707617 and up to Loch na Caillich (easy at first, heather-bashing later), Meall nan Eun, summit. Then SW to path down to Drumglas, back up road c150m re-ascent. Very hot and sunny at first, raining and cold at end. Rounsfell01/08/2022
From Walkhighlands' start point on A847, returned same way. Great views from summit. 2 hours up, 90 mins down.Crib Goch31/07/2022
With Dave. Not a bad day. Some snow on the top. Mostly sunny.mike__riley05/03/2022
Climbed with Jon. Reasonably good weather dayamcculloch15/01/2022
With John. Cloudy at first but cleared to blue sky and sunshine. Started down the road and up by the stalkers path. Meadow pipits and a lapwing. Stunning views to glencoe, the Ben ?, Ben alder and where we were last month. Pathless way back, and fought with bracken which had apparently been sprayed. ð³ Veryhappybunny25/07/2021
From a cleared area by the B 846,sufficient to park 2-3 cars, at NN 69682 58909. Took the grassy track up towards Drumglas, diverting over a fence (barbed, but easy) to ascend under a pylon to reach the wide stony track up the hill. This became a stalker's path beyond a gate, faint further up, till it joined an ATV track. Before crossing a burn I continued NNE, gaining the south ridge by a grassy corrie about 300m south of the huge summit cairn. Return by outward route. 10.1km, with 715m of ascent. Solo.Man of Kernow117/07/2021
Circuit from Kinloch Rannochthekirkie pirate08/07/2021
From Kinloch Rannoch with Rod and Grant up track then over bridge to col under Tom Cruinn. Up over Meall Breac to cross stalkers path then on to summit. Returned by strange topography under Carn Fiaclach. Stayed dry all day though misty.SS09/06/2021
With Steve and RodOik09/06/2021
After new HHB 5947; Descent via south ridagebertbarnett12328/02/2021
with Tam, first snow day of the seasonTamCollie22/11/2020
Straight up from the B847 to the east at point 313. From Coire Odhar headed west, then turned right to the summit. Pathless but not too bad, bracken to about 400m but not too deep or thick, then mostly reasonably short heather. Dry weather helped.Owen B25/09/2020
Took the track/path from Drumglas, which provides a steady altitude gain without recourse to heather and bracken trampling. Once due west of Beinn a' Chuallaich it was a simple matter of scampering to the summit, for spectacular 360 degree views. Along the broad ridge to Meall nan Eun, then down to the western shore of Loch na Caillich, looking gloriously blue in the bright, bright sunshine. A quick spurt to Meall na Moine, then an eastward descent linking dried up burns and short grass sections to the stalkers path to the B847. Another superb summer saunter. Even the walk back to the car was lovely in these trafficless times.summitter31/05/2020
With Northern Hills. Grey, wet day.deurgar28/12/2019
From Kinloch Rannoch up tracks by Allt Mor then more directly to Carn Fiaclach, followed ridge round to Beinn a' Chuallaich, descended S ridge along tracks to Druimglas, back to Kinloch Rannoch along roadkdbennett08/09/2019
Afternoon walk from Drumglas with John Mcd in rare dry, clear, sunny weather; outstanding views; wildlife unusually featured lizard and various butterflies.barnz4808/08/2019
Exceptional summit. Tough ascent from Drumglas but beautiful views virtually the whole way up. Bright, blue skies, sunshine - lovely day! With trimarc2 & GFE.Fionalevey05/05/2019
As described by Fiona. Super viewpointtrimarc205/05/2019
WBMC Cairngorms meet. With DH, PS and DB.John Lee10/03/2019
beautiful afternoon - circuit from Kinloch Rannoch and then down via Duimglasrdhumble12/05/2018
Carn Fiaclach, Beinn a' Chuallaich. Corbett completion on excellent bright day - with Mark, Carol, Ian, Brian.RobertP28/04/2018
A round of three tops from Drumgls - Carn Fiaclach, Beinn a Chualaich and Meall na Moine. Uneventful trip in indifferent weather, starting in cloud which slowly cleared for last two tops.dickscroop16/06/2017
Solo.Dangerous Dave18/09/2016
With Yeltzbagger from the south.Stevie n Tay09/08/2016
With Stevie n Tay.Yeltzbagger09/08/2016
From Kinloch Rannoch, with mora.BLACKHILL13/05/2016
Beinn a'Chuallaich the hard way! From Kinloch Rannoch, via Craig Varr (nice views) and Meall Breac, and a circuit via Carn Fiaclach. There are bits of path in places, but also a lot of rough stuff. Splendid views all day.Gill06/05/2016
An anti-clockwise circuit of Beinn a'Chuallaich from the B847. With Nathan.MorecambeMonkey07/03/2016
Parked at the road junction near Dunalastair Water and headed north following the marked track and ridge to summit. There's a huge cairn with the trig nearby. The views were stupendous from the Gorms in the north to Ben Cruachan in the south. Absolutely magic day.BigJ09/07/2015
Good day excellent views.Nozzer09/07/2015
13th Solo. From Kinloch Rannoch, following a 'natural' clockwise circuit of the higher ground above the village taking in the summit (i.e. take path following Allt Mor, follow ridge named Carn Fiaclach). A few light showers, cloud base down to 600m.RGibbs23/04/2014
With JessJamesSDonald22/02/2014
With SR, bit windy.Frank30/10/2013
From Drumglas via the south ridge.davidpettit8427/05/2013
2nd ascent, with M.douglas_easton07/05/2013
From a forest gate on B847 road to Trinafour at NN702602 where Anne painted a picture of Schiehallion Solo walk. I walked up the road towards Trinafour before heading up a track shown on my map as going through the forest almost to the NW edge. Climbing over a fallen trees and a fence to get out of the forest. Then SW before joining the SSE ridge of Beinn a Chuallaich, which was ascended to the summit, where there is a large cairn situated 20m SSE of the trig point. OS 1:50,000 map gives height as 891 (892) so the first figure must relate to the trig point and the second to the cairn. My approach route to the SSE was not the best of routes! I continued to Meall nan Eun and Meall na Moine.pwbellarby20/04/2013