Name:Beinn Dubh
Hill number:61
Height:508m / 1667ft
SMC/RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
Topographical area:HS12 Lomond-benvenue
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 40445 04502
Summit feature:cairn
Col:315m  NN394062  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL39S 364S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 140 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
See Beinn BhanStueyB21/04/2024
see log for Beinn Uamhacarole engel24/06/2023
As Owen B below. When the gravel track ran out traversed leftwards for 100 metres on a feint path until below the corner of the plantation above. Fairly easy through the brash from there.Very good viewpoint.ARM22/06/2023
From 408085, the entrance to the forestry on the B road. South along the main track to 406061, then up a gravel track through a cleared area. A short rough section to the edge of the plantation, then reasonably straightforward grass and heather to the summit.Owen B24/09/2022
From the B829 besides Loch Dhu, taking the track to Loch Dhu House and onwards to Stronmacnair and up Gleann Dubh to a gate at the end of the forest a km SE of Comer. The bracken was dead so a relatively simple climb up to Beinn Dubh and Sgiath Ghorm. Reversed the route back to the car, where a flat tyre put paid to any further bagging additions.summitter21/04/2022
With Bob on a lovely sunny day, but cool. On a forest track from the SE. Zigzag track that leads to a steep ascent to the craggy top. Fab views. SW decent to forest track.Play2End20/03/2022
Quite warm for March and a tough route from the S. With Ian.BasherBob20/03/2022
From the forest road that starts just east of the cattle grid on the Inversnaid road. A raised track zigzags through a felled area, petering out before a fence and the hill beyond. Tussocky going to the summit of Beinn Dubh and, via the shore of Beinn Dubh Lochan to Sgiath Ghorm. A magnificent panorama of mountains; from this angle, Ben Lomond in profile looks like a Homburg hat. A traversing descent took me back to the outward route.Nick Down128/11/2020
Walked from Luss Campsite Sunny day to start but weather turned on the top.2510chris29/09/2020
See log for Beinn UamhaSimon Winton29/02/2020
Along track across inlet to Loch Dubh and round back of hill, past turn off To Comer; ascended Beinn Dubh then Beinn Uamha before returning by track.PaulineD13/07/2019
From a parking area at 407085. Logging track goes to a felled area at 406062 and a track leads up towards Beinn Dubh. Short section of brash then step over a fence, up to a second ruined fence, then to the top. Going to Beinn Uamha, easy descent to an ATV track leading to the pylon track. Beinn Uamha SE face is vertical bracken in summer, so NW on the vehicle track and up a stream to Bealach na-h-Imriche and up a newish fence on deer tracks, then towards the ruined fence line to the top. Down along the fence is horrid, rough, boggy, steep and many ups and downs, so down to Lochan Mhaim nan Carn to meet the pylon track. The track on Geograph is fictitious, the real track follows the pylons over a bump and peters out onto rough stuff to a gate. A rough ATV track leads down to a stripy pole and heads right onto a good track to join the upward track at a gate a short distance from the start, superseding the lost track from the double gate mentioned by others.Gill04/07/2019
Not as bad as expected from other reports. No sign of the 'pylon track', so parked at NN407084. SW along un-mapped, but excellent, forest tracks to a termination at NN4060605549. Then 50m of brashings and a non-BWF to open hillside. 600m of mildly steep grassy corridors, then 400m almost level to summit. Descended easily, partly on faint ATV track, to col before Beinn Uamha. The Vogons hadn't bulldozed the Sun away to make way for a hyperspace bypass - it appeared today and the world was seen to have colour in it, instead of shades of grey.Isbjorn26/06/2019
4 of 4: From Beinn Uamha.ChrisR13/05/2019
A bit of a slog from Beinn Uamha. Lots of contour rings shown on the map but this one is clearly the highest. Down to Stuc a' Bhuic.Alan Moore22/04/2019
Used track access from north, good parking and track. Turned up at felled area using excellent obvious ATV track to leave former at woodland edge. Easy going to summit set back. Onto Beinn UamhaN.Morters02/01/2019
Misty, drizzly with no views till descent after Mid Hill on Glen Striddle horseshoe walk from Luss. Exhilirating ascent to first summit. Interesting navigation across boggy ridge. Lovely walk. 5hours total.Langbank 27/12/2018
beinn dubh revisit, sgiath ghorm, stuc gille chonnuill, from the north higher forestry track to its end, then up side of clearfell area and SGC on the way back.robertphillips04/12/2018
Went up for Sgiath Gorm so another ascent of this Marilyn was on offer. Wet day and no visibilityColin Crawford21/06/2017
After Beinn Uamha before descent to N.Chris Peart18/05/2017
Climbed Beinn Uamha via pylon track and NE shoulder. Zigzagged descent to avoid crags (would be tricky in mist) then gradual but boggy ascent to summit cairn. Back down to join pylon track.AndrewFinnimore02/04/2017
From NE via Uamha, then down to track at 408059.Topographer5726/11/2016
Found a nice track to take round the trees. Went left of 2nd hill for 2k , past the loch onto top. With Jon . Was a bit of a struggle for me.tallblond25/09/2016
Beinn Dubh and Uamha from road to north. Parked outside gated area to pylon service space, old car park? Followed pylons track (in distinct in places) until cut onto Dubh. Back to gate in deer fence and direct line to right of summit cutting up underneath impressive crag line. Easy to contour into final summit slopes. Headed direct back to lochan avoiding the ups and downs of the deer fence. Very wet ground all over after rhe rains, four hours for the lot.nordicstar13/09/2016
Very wet ground for much of the way. More interesting hills than expected.jenx13/09/2016
From Sgiath Ghorm, onwards to Stuc Gille ChonnuillMinto25/07/2015
Several times with OLOL Hiking clubmunromurph25/04/2015
round of beinn uamha and beinn dubh anticlockwise from tracks starting at 413077.robertphillips28/02/2015
And 05/04/2019 and 20/04/20 and 17/02/2021chrispine22/11/2014
from layby at 433038, then path to Comer, then up the big forest track at 413028, then straight up NNE following the grain of the felled trees. OK hill hemmed in by loftier neighbours. Next Ben A'an 950th MarilynThearlaichdubh30/11/2013
Ascended from Beinn Uamha.JohnW03/06/2013
From the B829 at nn 403088BLACKHILL28/03/2012
MC JCMartin6615/06/2010
Overcast, part drizzle, cloud @ 900m, good views.iangalbraith06/05/2007
Solo HFB26/03/2005
Parked at entrance to Comer. On forest track around Loch Dhu, under pylons, through a gate and up onto steep bracken slopes. By side of fence at top of forest and to top at 12.30.arranc19/05/2003
With S.The Captain30/03/2003
From Blairuskinmore along track past Stuc a'Bhuic, up Beinn Uamha and Beinn Dubh and back along trackGallovidian09/02/2003
Steve Briggsdonmeister12/08/2000
dull boggy ascent from W, rain, no view. from inversnaid hotel, lochside FP then hev tk from cailness RHW24/12/1998
Up and down from Loch Chon.Eddie22/08/1998
Gavin Theobald20/04/2024
Sick Kid06/11/2020