Name:Cnoc Coinnich
Hill number:1423
Height:763.5m / 2505ft
RHB Section:19C: Loch Fyne to Bute and the Firth of Clyde
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Catchment:Long & Goil
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman,
Deleted Graham
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y,xG)
Grid ref:NN 23355 00748
Summit feature:outcrop under cairn
Drop:273.6m
Col:489.9m  NN 2343 0188  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL37N 363N
Observations:outcrop 45m S at NN 23365 00704 is 1.2m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15/Leica RX1250
Surveys of Cnoc Coinnich Cruach nan Capull and Cruach nam Mult.pdf
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As forecast, dry with some winter sunshine but a cold NE wind, ground partly frozen, small patches of newish snow. Parked at spacious car park at road-end in Glen Coilessan, S of Ardgarten. 1h 30m from The Brack to here, 1h 5m back down to car.NorfolkPT2113/12/2023
Up the LL&C Way from the CP above Coilessan. Then a good footpath along the NW ridge to the summit of Cnoc Coinnich. No paths thereafter to Beinn Reithe and The Saddle so we stayed as high as possible along the curved ridge, joining up deer trods were available. Descended SE to the forestry road from The Saddle along the overgrown track that starts at the forest edge in Beallach na Diollaide. Managed to hitch a lift back to the starting CP from a great guy delivering diesel to the forestry workers busy felling much of the plantation.summitter17/08/2023
see log for The Brackcarole engel25/07/2023
The Brack and Cnoc Còinnich , Ardgartan, Walkhighlands routehummusg06/07/2023
From Coilessan Glen car park at road end. Up good forest track then path up to col. path going up ridge was a little hard to find but good when found. Back to col and over to Brack SW top and The Brack.PeterD08/06/2023
From LochgoilheadHuwel02/06/2023
From Ardgartan higher car park. Along the Cowal route then up the grassy slope. Onto The Brack.N.Morters04/03/2023
From Coilessan along the Cowal Way and up the North ridge. Very pleasant walking on a sunny early Spring day. The summit views are superb.Nick Down126/02/2023
Got puncture in car park. Mist on hill above forest tracks.davechaffey30/11/2022
18.17 miles 4095ft walk, Cnoc Coinnich and The Brack from Arrochar.stephenbuda12/09/2022
Climbed with Jon on a clear dayamcculloch29/08/2022
Solo Cycle from Coilesann to top of forest track. Walk from col to summit and back to cain at the col then on to the Brack.John Lee08/08/2022
From the forestry car park at Coilessan. Was intending to combine with The Brack, but the weather was filthy so beat a retreat after battling with the Gale to the summit. Hillside absolutely streaming with waterRockdoctor13/05/2022
Solo from Lochoilhead. SMC guidebook gives time to summit as unrealistic 1hr 15m which was a bit demoralising. Grand views.Nick Canute21/03/2022
2 hour walk to the top from parking at 258010 in the forest. Pleasant to the bealach and then easily up good tracks. Headed to The Brack. Solo.bolton18/03/2022
From Lochgoilhead in smirr of drizzle which cleared slowly as did most clouds later. Partial views from a fine summit. Followed Cowal trail to 500m then traces of path up. Started after 1 but still down by 4.30 ish.niallp30/08/2021
With Sue from car at road side down from Coilessan CP which was closed due to logging. Damp and humid/cloudy along RoW to small lochan and round and up to SW top then Brack and return and ascend Cnoc Coinich where weather cleared to excellent views and steep Brack. 1350m acsent.Frank10/06/2021
With Tam fine and calm. Pleasantly warmTamCollie25/04/2021
From Ardgarten.thekirkie pirate15/04/2021
Round of Cnoc Coinnich, The Brack and Ben Donich from LochgoilheadColin Crawford24/07/2020
From Coilessan car park. Up Cowal Way to bealach then up N ridge. Returned same way.quadbarrel20/07/2020
With John and Islay - snow cover and John had to take Islay back to the car before I continued on to The Brack myself.mproudfoot06/02/2020
With the CowalFest Walking Festival.DavieRuts29/09/2019
With Dave Laidlaw.Peterb13/09/2019
From Lochgoilhead with Smithy & a stinking cold for company. After a morning deluge of biblical proportions, the sun briefly appeared & we set off following the Cowal Way past some spectacular water courses up to the tree line. Continued following the marker posts as the path leads diagonally up & across the hillside to a prominent mound. From here faint paths lead upwards, becoming easier to follow after passing a large boulder. Improvement in the weather didn't extend to a view from the summit. Back by the same route where we did get a great view from the bealach.NotReallyABagger09/08/2019
An anti-clockwise circuit from Ardgarten. On own.MorecambeMonkey25/06/2019
R frae Lochgoilhead 2hr 38 Now a Corbett Richard Tait24/06/2019
With M. from Loch Long side. Nice easy one after the Cobbler the day before. Perhaps as well as it was blowing a gale on the top. Very strong winds the next day too and we skipped Beinn an Lochain.douglas_easton29/09/2018
Self with BusterHighland Days24/09/2018
SoloVin17/08/2018
From Lochgoilhead. Cowal Way to the top edge of the planation, then straight up. Lovely day, great views, nice summit.Owen B14/05/2018
Walked up from Lochgoilhead as per SMC Guide. Timing up is an error, but overall time was about right for me.IanHHill13/05/2018
Round of The Brack and Cnoc Coinnichlittle al14/04/2018
Walked from Coilessan car park, included the Brack after before returning to the start. A misty and atmospheric day.Chris Mac07/04/2018
From Coilessan car park. Was supposedly to have been a quick bag, but thick snow hindered progress as I was the first to break trail. Whiteout and greyout conditions, but not much wind or rain.Jhimmy16/02/2018
The last peak of the day and it was getting dark as we found our campBannor05/02/2018
With Colin. Squalls and high winds.iansm29/01/2018
CK SheilaS28/12/2017
1 of 2: From Lochgoilhead CP.ChrisR26/09/2017
With The Brack. From car park above Coilessan.Bobf30/08/2017
Ardgartan - N corrie of the Brack - Cruach Fhiarach - The Brack - Cnoc Coinnich - returned via Coillessan Glen. Relatively easy walking between the two Marilyns. The Cowal Way across the col is marked by a line of white posts. Fine summit.Mark Jackson23/08/2017
Corbett completion for the second time. First time 2007. Very windy on top, great views of our original stomping ground.softsquare12/08/2017
From Ardgarten and forest tracks. Sunny with superb views.Winterfloodian18/07/2017
Veryhappybunny18/07/2017
From Coilessan, a cracking day to be on the hills.Alan12/07/2017
From Coilessan. Huge forest road to its end at 300m, then Cowal Way to plateau/col. Direct from here to my last Corbett - again - thought I'd finished them 10 years ago on Beinn Bhuidhe in Knoydart. Then across to The Brack SW Top.Aye Jimmy06/07/2017
From Lochgoilhead.ngthack03/05/2017
Carl's last Corbett (proper not a last Corbett again)jimbloomer230/04/2017
High, wind, hail, snow; a quick dash and grab!MichaelF20/03/2017
42nd Solo. From Arrochar as a detour off the walk through to Lochgoilhead along the Cowal Way. Ascent of NW ridge to summit. Snow down to 400m, snow 1-2ft deep in many places on ridge to summit. Some hill fog, cloud level varying 500 650m, dry, gusting on summit.RGibbs08/02/2017