Name:Beinn Dearg
Hill number:1117
Height:423.8m / 1390ft
RHB Section:16A: Cape Wrath Peninsula
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Watershed:Dover to Cape Wrath, Cardiff to Cape Wrath
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NC 27975 65804
Summit feature:quartz boulder on sandstone plinth
Col:273.1m  NC 2780 6471  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 9
(1:25k) 446
Observations:ground inside large cairn at NC 27948 65785 could be as high or higher
Survey:Abney level/Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250XC
Comments:promoted to Marilyn July 2018
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Headed west from Creag Riabhach and then NE to avoid steep cliffs and then an easy climb to this summit. Myself, D. Dave descended west to Strathchailleach bothy before a path takes you over to Sandwood Bay. After a long day the walk out from here was tedious! Great conditions and lovely weather. 18 miles and just over 11 hours.bolton13/05/2024
Headed NW down from the summit of Creag Riabhach to avoid the cliffs. Up to summit then across country, over river to Strathchailleach bothy and on to Sandwood Bay. With bolton.Dangerous Dave13/05/2024
3 marilyns from Blairmoregovanah20/03/2024
Following Fashven on a large circuit over the intervening hill. Onto Creag Riabhach.N.Morters03/06/2022
From House with Elizyanne via Sandwood to Strathchailleach Bothy (Overnight Stay) then on to Ben Dearg. Returned via Creag Raibhach, An Grinian and Strathan Bothy. Then out the swamp path to the house. Weather superb.GmacT01/05/2022
Round of Beinn Dearg, Creag Riabhach and An Grianan from Blairmore.Topographer5726/08/2021
From Gualin via An Grianan and Creag Riabhach in fairly appalling conditions with low cloud and rain. Of course the weather improved on the way out, but this is a 26k bog fest and there must be better ways of bagging these hills.NormanW16/05/2021
From NC204595 on the fairly boggy and sometimes indistinct path around Lochs Mor & Beag a' Chraisg to the rebuilt bridge at Strathan. Then NW over the flanks of An Grinian, through Bealach Coir a' Choin and Bealach Coire a' Chuidhe and N to the summit after 3hrs 40mins and 8.3 miles. Returned the same way. 7hrs 50mins, 16.4 miles and 2800 ft of ascent. My 1552nd Marilyn.Jim.Fothergill25/05/2019
A triple mainland Marilyn completion for Eric Young, Iain Brown and myself. From Sandwood Bay cp, via Sandwood Bay and Strathchailleach bothy. Superb weather, dry and crispy underfoot and incredible views in every direction.Campbell Singer12/05/2019
With GN , from Fashven, taking a fairly direct line after avoiding initial cragstrimarc207/05/2019
A fine circuit from the bridge to the NE of Gualin House. Dry bogs over the watershed to cross the Abhainn an t'Srathain and up the Alltan a'Choin Duibhe to Meall Dearg, and on to An Grianan. Too hot for the direct ascent, so I snuck round the W side. Down to Loch a'Phuill Bhuidhe and contoured round to Bealach Coire a'Chuidhe and up Beinn Dearg (knock that boulder over and make it a Hump again?). Up the W side of Creag Riabhach and a fine ridge walk to Meall na Moine. The trudge back over the pass is character forming, as it never really turns into a descent.Gill22/04/2019
S/F main carpark. Cycled to where track becomes footpath. Boots off to cross stream coming out of Sandwood Loch. Then more or less direct line to summit via lochan. 3 hrs. Fortunately pretty dry underfoot though normally this would be a very boggy route I suspect. Interesting summit plateau of rocks, stones and sand.AndrewFinnimore19/04/2019
Parked at Sandwood Bay car park. Strathan bothy, Beinn Dearg, Strathchailleach bothy, Sandwood Bay.PGCE27/02/2019
Parked just S of Carbreck on A838. Over Am Beallach, staying south of the Allt na Creige Riabhaich until it crossed the 160m contour (rough walking). On return stayed N of the river, as walking was easier to the N. Crossed at 310626 to avoid the River Grudie crossing. Worth the walk - great views from the summit.LizH11/11/2018
A very windy ascent from Strathchailleach across reasonable terrain.Chris Peart04/11/2018
Second visit, somewhere in the wake of Chris Peart, in very windy conditions. Glad to drop back down to Strathchailleach bothyColin Crawford04/11/2018
Large cairn on large rocky plateau. After a night at the excellent Strathchailleach Bothy. Managed to cross the Strath Chailleach river by boulder hopping, then over pathless rough tussocky terrain to a windy summit with wild hazy views.For Richard, a recompletion of his Scottish Marilyns.Denise 11/10/2018
Early morning ascent (well, left at first light) from Strathchailleach bothy. Wind swept summit plateau with outcrops of red sandstone and small sand dunes, some grass with a little short heather. A constant 30/35mph SSE wind, Hazy views. I thought the high point was probably under the large shapely cairn as edge of base same height as the gneiss rock.RichardM11/10/2018
From high point in road above Inshore. Over Moavally, then across to Beinn Dearg, and back via Beinn an Duibhe. A fine trek around using the limited time between first and last ferry/bus.jenx25/08/2018
A good walk in from Carbreck following ATV track in part and keeping to the north side of the Allt Riabhach. Crossing of the Grundie would be problematic after wet weather.Tony S13/08/2018
Via Sandwood Bay. Richtea5040 was at the CP at the same time, so done together.mae08/08/2018
With MAE via Sandwood Bay.richtea504008/08/2018
Climbed with Jenx and Bryher 25/08/2018 (date preserves actual Marilyn completion). Used the first ferry and minibus to alight under Sgribhis-Bheinn, climbed Maovally and descended towards the promoted Hump Beinn Dearg and 5km of wet tussocky grass. Deer tracks, stream banks and the odd ATV line helped but a bit of a slog. The drier weather earlier in the summer would have helped. A fine sandstone top with interesting features, I'm sure the top block of quartzite could be moved if someone so wished so. A return line back direct to Inshore cott, then road and diversion to climb the last Hump in the CW area Beinn an Duibhe before a dash to the last ferry back that day. A good stroll round a memorable area.nordicstar25/09/2016
Up from Lock Keisgaig then slogged back to road bend at NC285715.Eddie21/08/2016
From campsite near Strathchailleach Bothy.Alan Moore13/05/2016
fine bare stone/rock summit, fine setting. 10 Hills of Wrath anticlock from A838 NE of Gualin Ho RHW20/10/2001
Gavin Theobald17/05/2024
Simon Winton13/08/2019
Martin R18/10/2018
Tom Mundell25/08/2018
Trekking toes25/08/2018
Sick Kid22/07/2017
Alan Whatley08/04/2012
Colin Crawford13/11/2010