Name:Tom Bailgeann
Hill number:654
Height:464m / 1522ft
SMC/RHB Section:09B: Glen Albyn and the Monadh Liath
Topographical area:HM04 Saobhaidhe-tighearnan
Catchment:Nairn, Catchment Boundaries, Ness
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NH 58842 29471
Summit feature:trig point
Col:222m  NH644282  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 26 35
(1:25k) 417
Observations:trig point about 0.75m higher than cairn 100m NW at NH 58767 29544
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 233 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
After Beinn a'Bhacaidh with J, Shaky & Smithy on a sunny day with a cold breeze for June. Parked at the entrance to the mast track & followed the steep track to the mast. Lots of stuff about up there including a bulldozer. Back the same way.NotReallyABagger13/06/2024
Least enjoyable of group of 4 working northwards. It is quick up track from S though.davechaffey31/05/2024
Parked at the end of the mast track. Up the lower lane, down the higher lane. Nice view from the cairn on top opposite trig. 2 miles.JulieB29/05/2024
Parked at road side at the end of bulldozer track above the west end of Loch Duntelchaig that heads directly uphill to wards the mast that sits atop this hill. There is enough space for one or two cars without blocking the entrance. Was doing a circular from here to include the Marylin Creag Nan Clag on the opposite side of the glen. Dropped off west end of TB to where another track comes up from the road side on other side of hill at west end of Loch Cleo Glais.Jossker04/05/2024
From the start of the track off the B862 at NH 59774 29799. Took the stony track up, very steep in places, to a junction at NH 59311 29855. Then continued on the northerly one, now boggy grass, which looped up to the summit. Descended on the more southerly track to regain my outward route at the junction. 3.1km, with 235m of ascent.Man of Kernow112/04/2024
Evening walk from the start of track of B862. Easy walk up to the top, bit wet in places. Great view of the sunset and over Loch Ness from the west top.PiranhaFish05/08/2023
from car park west end of Loch Ceo GlaisBLACKHILL18/05/2022
Parked opposite the mast track. A steep start but a quick hill with fab views.curlebd01/05/2022
Parked on wide verge on B862 (ca NH592291), walked to start of mast track (NH597298) and followed that to the summit (super views), returning mostly same way (upper section has two parallel tracks SW from NH593298: used the lower going up, the upper coming back, the latter may be easier and drier) (1h40m)kdbennett02/04/2022
Parked by the causeway at the SW end of Loch Duntelchaig and followed the road and track to the masts. The second of two cairns to the NW gives a view over Loch Ness.Nick Down107/09/2021
Followed the track to the masts. Steep and rough in places; boggy bits near the top. Dry day; good views. Start 14:05; finish 15:10dbb23/06/2021
Up n doon the access track.summitter31/08/2020
1 of 4: Parked at the bottom of the mast road: ice rink. Track snowy and icy. Ice falling from mast so didn't stay too long and continued over to the cairn.ChrisR12/12/2019
Via mast track, under reconstruction, very muddy. Still the easiest way and promises to be good!iangalbraith04/11/2019
Even more eroded track to summit. Great views.Play2End07/09/2019
Access track to mast badly eroded by heavy rain but still easy access if walking.dave g20/08/2019
Trig visitchalky195312/03/2019
Parked near the start of the access track to the mast on the summit of Tom Bailgeann. Went up the access track to the trig point at the summit. This is rather damp high up. Continued to the West Top going up the north ridge. Returned same way. Milder than of late and clear, so good views of Loch Ness etc.pwbellarby12/12/2018
Walked up mast access track. Very steep and rutted; fortunately gate was locked otherwise would have (unwisely) been tempted to (try to) take the car up. Trig pillar marks the HP. On to the West Top.jonglew16/09/2018
Late afternoon, second short hill run up the obvious rough mast track. Fine views up and down the Great Glen, esp Kessock Bridge.N.Morters14/09/2018
Start of a holiday, bagged after our journey from Manchester. Easy bag parked at the bottom of the access road. Not a pretty summit with its ephemera but excellent views.briandavies19/04/2018
A quick and easy tick up the track to the ugly summit. Nice views though.Gill31/03/2018
Via miry track from road to ENE.Smudge22/12/2017
Parked near start of track. Then used access track to top. Would pay good money to see white van man reach top on that track.garyhoney30/06/2017
Parked almost opposite access track and followed track to the summit.wozzat30/06/2017
Simple up and down from access track. Unusual view of Loch Ness and the Great Glen.benalder28427/05/2017
Followed the track up from 596296 for most of the way then up directly through the heather to the trig and then visited the summit. Great views of Loch Ness and beyond.Peterb28/02/2017
Doing the trig. Cracking hill and a lovely blue sky snowy day.BigJ27/02/2017
Parked verge about 1km south of track, up on track, direct decent to car.rhalstead24/08/2016
From Loch Duntelchaig near Achnabat Farm.ChrisR13/06/2016
With IS and ES. Up the track from the NE.amswanston16/04/2016
With AS + IS.eks16/04/2016
With AS + ES.iks16/04/2016
#571 Up the transmitter track, into the clag... Top section of track very boggy and not worth following on the down! Did I say no views?tim74718/03/2016
MC. Climbed on the landie track which starts to the east of the hill. Best not to park at the entrance to the track but 100 yards further to the north where there is a broad passing place. Steep climb up the rough track. Holding a little snow. Up and down in just under 1 hour. Strong and bitter south wind on top. Good views to InvernessMartin6618/02/2016
W Jenx. Parked at juntion of the mast track with road and strolled up and back in just over the hour. Cairn top nearby has the views.nordicstar14/01/2016
Easy walk up using the mast track.jenx14/01/2016
Up the steep track to summit. I would not like to drive it on any vehicle. Views down to Loch Ness.Topographer5727/09/2015
Circuit of Creag nan Clag and Tom Bailgeann from layby just SW of Loch Ceo Glais. Route and write-up at:
From the access rd - room for 1 car-just SW of the road junction. Track all the way to topThearlaichdubh04/05/2015
track near loch to the top nice views.robertphillips14/03/2015
From 597297. Up the rough service track with Bec and Lex. One and a half hours return in good weather.bolton14/02/2015
A Valentine's climb with husband and father-in-law Massey! XBecc14/02/2015
Here for the trigpoint and geocaching event. TP:UK log: Steep track to this one but worth it for the views, very windy at the top and what a racket the wind makes round the mast. After a chat with the other trig eventers it was off down the hill and home to a warm cuppa!thejackrustles02/01/2015
Track up from the road.Adrian16/06/2014
Directly up from Loch Ceo Glais, steep but quick.Chris Peart14/05/2014
top out using land rover track good views towards invernessNozzer24/01/2014
Up track to mast and summitAndrewFinnimore30/09/2013
Did after coming off 'Creag nan Clag' opposite side of little loch. Straight up the handy track on NE slope, bit tricky coming down the southern most shoulder to join the road; waist high bracken, heather hidden rocks and an unforgiving gradient.Columba29/06/2013