Name:An Ruadh-mheallan
Hill number:976
Height:671.7m / 2204ft
SMC/RHB Section:13A: Loch Torridon to Loch Maree
County/UA:Highland
Topographical area:HW04 Spidean-alligin
Catchment:Torridon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y)
Grid ref:NG 83617 61450
Summit feature:large boulder 15m SE of cairn
Drop:201m
Col:471m  NG842617  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19 24
(1:25k) 433
Observations:top of boulder higher than top of cairn. Boulder 17m N of summit boulder is lower.
Survey:KR 2x Hand Level/Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 210 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
As others from the high point of the roadAndrew Simmons24/03/2024
Good parking NG 8241 5930. Easy walking on short grass/heathercarole engel10/09/2023
From summit of Torridon-Diabeg road (parking at viewpoint to south), 2hrs 30mins. Rough boggy ground with many knolls, then steep ascent of summit cone. Misty and very windy on the top, but the rain held offf till I was back.douglas_easton25/09/2022
Small parking space at the bealach top. An up and down boggy, wet walk and climb in showers with CM. However, great views from the summit. Descended SE initially as it is easier.bolton23/09/2022
From Bealach na Gaoithe. Sporadic thick mist and some rain.vuirich14/06/2022
Usual CP. Great views. SoloPlay2End06/06/2022
Round of An Ruadh-mheallan and nearby tops from high point on road to W in spectacular sunny weather. Climbed NW to An Ruadh-mheallan, then Meall na h-Odhar-aghaidh. Continued to Beinn Bhreac East Top and Beinn Bhreac, with excellent views of Baosbheinn and out to coast. Returned along ridge and the to Creag a' Chinn Duibh. Descended S for about 500m and camped in spectacular location with Na Rathanan (Horns of Alligin) dominating the view. Returned SW to start.RobertP07/05/2022
Parked at the high point of the road about 500m past the view point at Bealach na Gaoithe. Followed the SMC Grahams and Donalds guide, in a fairly direct route, over Heather and nobbly ground past Loch nan Tri-eileanan, then to a small lochan at 834611, then up very steep slopes for about 75m of ascent to meet a gentler part of the ridge leading to the summit. To descend walked about 500m along the east spur tgen descended to near the river, followed the line of the river down to a shieling at 838602, then climb up slightly to Loch nan Trieileanan and then direct back to the car. 7km about 2hrs 40 walking time.JulieB29/08/2020
Summit camp w Malky and Jackie, from high point of Diabaig road. Cloudy at first, cleared as sun set. Rounsfell23/07/2020
Heathergarbo110313/10/2019
From road summit. Descent an interesting navigational exercise in thick mist. Galltywenallt17/07/2019
From Beinn Dearg, via Loch Toll nam Biast. Generally easy terrain, occasionally bouldery, currently very dry underfoot. Nice to see the far side of Beinn Alligin close up. Picked a line through the confusing geography towards Sithean Mor. Then quite a long but beautiful plod along the road back to the parking near Torridon House.Owen B09/07/2018
Late in the day after drive from Fife. A rough walk in, then an easy climb. A nice sunny evening but clouds were down on higher Torridon summits.Topographer5722/05/2018
A great walk via the usual route from the summit of the Diabaig road. There is a trace of a path to guide you round the knolls and lochans, taking you almost to the base of the summit climb. Sunrise views over Loch Torridon were spectacular.Gill20/12/2017
From small parking area at the top of Bealach Gaoithe.Lionel Bidwell19/09/2017
Parked at 827586 and walked in a Northerly direction over gnarly but easy ground past the lochans and then straight up the hill to a rocky summit area. Stunning views of the whole Torridon range with crystal clear skies. Saw two sea eagles too. Can't remember such a good day.Peterb10/02/2017
1 of 8: From Bealach na Gaoithe near Diabeg.ChrisR20/09/2016
Pretty easy from the high point on the road. Quite cloudy all around today so some of the views obscured. But atmospheric.jenx06/08/2016
From high point on Diabeg road. Direct line to top, nice views.nordicstar06/08/2016
CK SheilaS25/05/2015
With Dave Roeder. Parked at top of pass (15:55) and walked across confused trackless rising ground to sandstone ramparts then steeply up to summit, just in cloud. Windy; rain threatened but never came. Finished 18:40dbb17/05/2015
selfdavidsbatty02/08/2014
MC aloneMartin6605/04/2014
Solo, on to Meall na h-Odhar-aghaidh and Beinn Alligin.amswanston05/01/2014
up from high point on road.robertphillips12/04/2013
With Mora, from the high point of the Bealach ShuasBLACKHILL05/04/2013
Solo HFB21/10/2012
Overcast, warm, calm but breeze on top, good views.iangalbraith26/07/2012
RON MCCRAW ANDREW BRUNTONdonmeister02/11/2008
AloneSpudGunn10/11/2006
Parked in small space 800' up on narrow Diabaig road. Onto trackless deer hillside with wet swamp patches and 4 downs as well as ups, past a lochan with 3 islands before I could see a clear 3/4m line to foot of the conical peak. Into an area of red sandstone boulders with green moss/grass between and to top at 12.45. Very strong SW wind.arranc11/07/2006
With Moira and Hazelfergie21/08/2005
Graham bagging: Bealach na Gaoithe - An Ruadh-mheallan - Beinn a' Chearcaill - Kinlochewe RHW02/02/1998
From Torridon SYHA at the end of daylight.Eddie22/10/1996
Solo.MickyRoss08/05/1995
Walked round the back to ascend on a day of indifferent weather.JohnW08/04/1994
SunnyAdventures214/06/2024
Barry Smith02/06/2024
ketzster24/03/2024
weaselmaster10/07/2023
stuartgreig08/07/2023
NickF29/06/2023
alda06/05/2023
Sick Kid09/04/2023
weaselmaster09/04/2023
chazzyboy1902/12/2022
anguscow24/09/2022
CJM23/09/2022
Frogreen20/09/2022
Pete R06/09/2022