Name:Ben Tirran [The Goet]
Hill number:491
Height:897m / 2943ft
SMC/RHB Section:07B: Braemar to Montrose
Topographical area:HE13 Tirran-wirren
Catchment:North Esk, Catchment Boundaries, South Esk
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Grid ref:NO 37342 74607
Summit feature:partly buried trig point in shelter
Col:651m  NO287801  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 44
(1:25k) OL53S 388S
Observations:ground c 20m N is of similar height
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
Comments:Surveyed at 897.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 439 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Round from Clova to Wheen. Wet and very little visibility. 1st visit since 1998.lordtonult26/05/2024
Via Loch BrandyHuwel16/04/2024
After being driven back by wind on 10/01, glad to make it to top today. No views, deep semi-hard snow above 700m. Strong cold N wind. 90 min up, 65 min down. Easy route fr Wheen.NorfolkPT2111/01/2024
Doing a route from Clova around to Ben TirrenPilotralph 03/07/2023
Fourth visit, on TGO Challenge. More paths than I remember and a new electric fenceColin Crawford24/05/2023
With Jan from Clova up to Loch Brandy then to Green Hill. Met several UC guys. Along fence (the bits of bog are very easy going) then to trig. Return by Loch Wharral bothy and Adlielinn Plantation path.SS22/05/2023
Parked NO 353714. Bike to NO 261 087. Track up thru' forest. Continues to NO 300762. Easy walking over Cathelle Houses, Boustie Ley, Benty Roads (What??), The Snub, Green Hill, Craigs of Loch Wharral, Ben Tirran. SSW to mapped path. Missed turn at first FB (NO 358724). Realized at marked ford, where W thru' felled forest, getting wet feet over burn, picking up path again along forest edge back to car. Good walk but no views due to clagcarole engel19/10/2022
On a round of the plateau summits from the Glen Clova hotel. Mists came down on Green Hill and a bit of navigation required to find the summit of White Hill in thick clagRockdoctor28/08/2022
Up from Adielinn. On to Muckle Cairn.Adrian09/08/2022
Solo from Milton of Clova car park. Anti-clockwise loop so I could get the road section done as a long walk-in rather than a long walk back out. Good paths/tracks pretty much up to the summit, but was in the clag above 600m so no real views. Peat bog between The Goet and Green Hill but not too bad, and the descent back down from Green Hill was via good paths by Loch Brandy down to the hotel. Total time 3h 40min.mproudfoot06/08/2022
From Glen Clova Hotel - beautiful dayPDuncan8216/07/2022
SMMC Clova meet, with Paul Phillips and Eric Simclashcityrocker12/07/2022
Circuit of tops above Lochs Brandy & Whirral from Clova.thekirkie pirate21/05/2022
With David Alexander. Parked at NO 352715 (9:05) and walked up the WNW side of the plantation to join the track after about 1 km. This track now leads all the way to the bothy at the S end of Loch Wharral; the path up the hill starts at the prominent cairn near to the road. We took a branch rightwards up to the cairn at the SW end of the plateau and thence to the summit (11:10). Descended westwards around the rim of the corrie NW of the loch and down to the bothy for the return along the track. Finished 13:30. Fine day with good views of Glen Clova, Lochnagar etc.dbb14/05/2022
With school gang. Via circuit of loch Brandy and Green Hillslynch30/04/2022
From Adielinn Plantation. Up and on the good paths and track to Bothy at Loch Wharral which was locked because of misuse. Followed faint track to summit of Ben Tirran and watching several mountain hares, then on to Craigs of Loch Wharral and Green Hill. Descend Shanks of Catstae and Rough Craig to start. Cold and sleety with moderate wind.Frank29/03/2022
Solo cycle to Loch Wharral then walk to summit.John Lee13/09/2021
From Adielinn Plantation. Straight up and down on the very good paths and track. Adder seen on the track 430m asl, mountain hare on the summit plateau. Very clear air in the westerly breeze, excellent views all the way to St.Abb's Head, Southern Uplands, Loch Lomond hills, Glencoe, Lochnagar and beyond.Owen B16/07/2021
R quick trip before drive back 2hr 34 Richard Tait14/07/2021
With Katj_com24/04/2021
From Loch Wharral. Then onto the Snub, which was the best part of the walk.Pete R22/08/2020
Fell run with Tim, Berenice, Andrew. Great clear day. Went to Clova hotel for food after.amcculloch22/08/2020
With Lynn and the Hammos (minus Sam)nix_snilloc16/08/2020
Second visit. From Clova via Loch Brandy, The Snub and Green Hill.Windy Corner31/07/2020
Circular walk from Whean with John & Mike - dry, but windy and cold on ridgebarnz4817/09/2019
Easy longish day from Hotel. All weathers. Decent from Ben Tirran slightly more complicated than it should have been by number of new estate tracks, fences and both planting and felling but with some adjustments and river crossings, got there. With MM, AM, NM.kenmorti06/05/2019
With Mum, Dad, and Nick. Weather started clear, wintry showers at summitandymort06/05/2019
Very windy (constant, 50mph forecast), bright sunshine. Snow on ground. Trade route up and down after sleeping in van. Off hill by 9.51am. Rounsfell09/03/2019
From the goat head Southwest over the cairn and down to Loch Wharral, pick up the track heading South back to the start.smocks and denims30/01/2019
From Adielinn at 352715. The path NE meets an access/shooters track to Loch Wharral. Easy walking to summit but cloud descended. Just over 2.5 hours solo return as Storm Hector approached.bolton13/06/2018
From Clova Hotel, followed path to Loch Brandy, then E of loch up to Green Hill, then eastwards towards White Hill, SE to Ben Tirran (The Goet), returning along paths and track to the W side of Adielinn plantation, and back to hotel along the roadkdbennett28/01/2018
Snow to the valley and some deep drifts around. A fine hill day with good views and the White Mounth clearly living up to its nameDavid Bell01/12/2017
Moira ColB15/08/2017
On my own while Stevie n Tay stayed at the campsite in Alyth.Yeltzbagger02/07/2017
Up here early glad I set off at 6.20am as on the way down a number of people on their way up. Good views from summit. Back at car by 9.40. Company: Soloiandesbottes23/05/2017
Up via Loch Wharral, using track that leaves the road opposite Wheen, and a slightly more direct line back down. Recorded route and write-up at:
From Adielinn, with a clockwise circuit of Loch Wharrel.davidpettit8415/04/2017
Clova, Loch Brandy, The Snub, Green Hill, The Goet down ridge and across to Rough Crag, down path.Flatfield04/12/2016
The ridge south to north from Manywee via Finbracks,WEjhite Hill, Carn Trench, Black Shank, Ben Tirran and Green Hill. Nit of a plod really, might have been better on a clearer day.dickscroop21/09/2016
With BillyDanmawr03/07/2016
From Adielinn, and Loch Wharral, over the plateau to Green Hill and down via Loch Brandy. Winter hill walking and it's nearly May.Gill28/04/2016
The Snub, Boustie Ley, Benty Roads, Green Hill, Ben Tirran from Clova. Blue skies, fine day.RobertP01/11/2015
Weather fair with high wind.MountainMac12/10/2015
Climbed from the Glen Clova Hotel via Green Hill.Alan11/06/2015
Unexpected bonus to get this far owing to firm dry terrain (and feet) meaning quick progress. Left summit at 10pm, down in glen before 11 then 8km along road and back to car by 12:30am.alda26/05/2015
Ascended from Aidielinn plantation to summit via paths and tracks. Made a circuit above Loch Wharral via Rough Craig to return to starting pointraffemeister09/02/2015