Name:Beinn a' Chleibh
Hill number:75
Height:916.3m / 3006ft
Parent (Ma):65  Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh]
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Stirling, Argyll and Bute
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Awe, Leven (Dumbarton)
Watershed:Firth of Clyde, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardlamont Point to Fife Ness, Greater Loch Linnhe
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, High Hills of Britain, Submarilyn,
Murdo, Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,Sim,M,HHB,sMa,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 25058 25598
Summit feature:rock by middle one of three cairns
Drop:139.9m
Col:776.5m  NN 2567 2589  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) OL39N 364N 377E
Observations:ground by cairn 155m NW at NN 24921 25679 is 2.8m lower; small cairn 70m E at NN 25123 25583 is also lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530/Leica RX1250
Surveys of Beinn a'Chleibh and The Fara (Final).doc
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Early to get sunshine; left car Glen Lochy refurbished car park £3 7am, back 10.15am. Didn't do Lui today. Cold but good views, path horrible in trees but good after that.NorfolkPT2126/04/2024
57 - from Dalrigh. 3rd Munro of the walk. Long way down from Ben Oss, then traversed round the back of Ben Lui. A real ankle-shredding grind, very unpleasant. Left heavy rucksack in the pass for the last pull. Clear views in all direction, but otherwise unremarkable.huwthomas28/07/2023
With Donald, Tom, Mark, Martim FjordMIX research meeting from Glen Lochyfellie19/07/2023
Bike up to end of trackD.Hoyle11/03/2023
From Dalrigh. Up track to Cononish. Direct ascent of Beinn Dubhchraig, then Ben Oss, Ben Lui and out to Beinn a' Chleibh. Followed the path down to the forest, and contoured back around Ben Lui and down the valley before picking up the track back. Clear on Dubhchraig but cloud dropped onto the tops after that. Solo.meltdiceburg22/08/2022
OMC Day Meet: Parked at Glen Lochy forestry car park, took wellies for the burn crossing, stashed them in the bushes. 13 folk there, the group quickly split in two based on speed and intentions, as half the group wanted to do the four munros, my slower group were happy with Beinn a' Chleibh and Ben Lui. We went up Beinn a' Chleibh first, intermittent views as the mist cleared and then was backfilled. My right knee was painful descending back to the saddle, despite a support band. Once a top Ben Lui, there was discussion about which top was higher (south one) we did both though. Descent was worse due to knee, followed stone path below the track, which we missed on the ascent, 07:30hrs all in.chillyman821/08/2022
Weather fair.MountainMac10/08/2022
Third visit, on TGOC22Colin Crawford15/05/2022
Circuit of Ben Lui, Beinn a' Chleibh, Ben Oss & Beinn Dubhcraig from Dalrighgeoffh1220/04/2022
With Duncan and Mirek as Duncan penultimate Munro. High winds and rain then onto Ben Lui.Clachaig20/09/2021
Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh as per Walkhighlands route. Easy dry-feet river crossing thanks to recent dry spell but path up through the trees still very muddy.TRG31821/07/2021
Ben Lui 4 munros from Dalrighhummusg05/07/2021
Second trip with c. Sam and deepa. Hot sunny day views to Ben Nevis and beyond.nrowan25/04/2021
18 miles 3953ft walk, Start at By-The-Way campsite Tyndrum, follow track over train station to River Cononish follow track up to Ben Lui and Beinn a' Chleibh, follow path down to Arigh nan Cioch then walk along A85 back to Tyndrum.stephenbuda17/08/2020
Lui 4 from Glen Falloch - up via Glen nan Caorann, down via new hydro track from Fionn Ghleann.quadbarrel09/08/2020
Just under the 5 hours for this walk with Ben Lui included.Anglostark21/10/2019
Ascent from Glen Lochy south of Tyndrum. Ben Lui via the north-west ridge and then on to Beinn a Cleibh before descending back to Glen Lochy. Bright sunny day.knarf01/10/2019
Me and Issy walked as a 2 Munro loop, very boggy so better in summer to climb.Kevthecat15/09/2019
Ben Lui NW Top > Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh] > Beinn a' Chleibh from GR: NN 23885 27909Hippster25/08/2019
Ben Lui NW Top > Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh] > Beinn a' Chleibh from GR: NN 23885 27909ronaldo33325/08/2019
from Dalrigh, on round of Beinn Dubhchraig, Ben Oss North Top, Ben Oss Beinn a’ Chleibh and Ben Lui with A & C. Clear but a long day. Not as fast as last time I did these 4 Munros.PeterD24/08/2019
Cononish (cycled from Tyndrum) - up NW arm of Coire Gaothach to Ben Lui - Beinn a’ Chleibh - traverse to Ben Oss - Ben Oss NE Top - Beinn Dubhchraig - down N ridge and over new bridge over river at Cononish.Mark Jackson23/08/2019
Centre Guly with Linda Sim, Loraine Cooper, Emma Watson & Chris Sital Singh Not the best hill walking day ever but the secone munro was a walk in the park after Ben LuiLizzieG04/08/2019
Followed walkhighlands route. Walked with WM. Day after a wedding so was a slow start. Wet feet straight away from the river crossing, but would have gotten wet further up because the bog was over ankle deep in places, we ended up walking through the trees rather than along the river. No views at all for what is apparently the best viewpoint in the area! But a great day!kateslattery9029/07/2019
With Joe doing Ben Lui too from Airigh nan CiochJonathanConey07/07/2019
Warm and sunny . Met Leone( Swiss)+ Cally her dog and Hugh from Montroseyounggl10/04/2019
Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh. Wet, cold, windy, snow & ice. River crossing at the start, boots off.Huwel18/02/2019
Hike from Dalrigh 344291 Up Ben Lui, then Ben a'Cleibh, and down to the A83 238278Tisteln30/06/2018
From Glen Lochy CP, Walkhighlands route. Scorching day - river crossing easy after two dry weeksCrib Goch28/05/2018
From Ben Lui. Wih Paul Winterbottom & Andrew Dyson neil hutton16/05/2018
Along with Ben Lui from the A85 in full winter conditions.Geoff Briggs25/03/2018
JW HFB24/02/2018
With JW, OA and Matt. From Dalrigh, up Cononish Glen to ascend North East ridge of Ben Lui. Traversed over to Being a' Chleibh, contoured back round to ascend Ben Oss and Being Dubhchraig before descent back to carpark. Great views.robertgn07/01/2018
Climbed together with Ben Luizoedem2414/10/2017
39th Munrolojzi86062108/07/2017
Short up and down from Glen Lochy car park in poor conditions, river rising.rhalstead11/06/2017
From Glen Lochy car park on A85. Up through forest and Fionn Choiren to the bealach, then Beinn a' Chleibh, Ben Lui and back down the same way. Cloud free summits.welshyboyo31/05/2017
With Mark.Jonathan Willingham17/05/2017
R Richard Tait16/05/2017
From Glen Lochy car park on A85, through forest than up on to NW ridge, Ben Lui, across to Beinn a'Chleibh, back to bealach, and return through Fionn Choirein and the forest. Path finding in forest not easy - areas of forest operations, new roads and fences not on the maps. Crossing the river Lochy currently very easy - some of the forest paths are wetter.kdbennett07/05/2017
Climbed with Rob after bike break down.. also climbed Ben Lui. Misty on top.david.walker4028/04/2017
With ABJohnthemate01/04/2017
Webteam walk to raise funds for the Beatson Pebble Appeal.Chris Mac16/09/2016
PCMsslynch17/06/2016
With Ian and littledog mproudfoot07/06/2016
after long walk in to ben lui then drop down left rucksacks at bottom and climbed to top plenty of snow great views..iannotts09/03/2016
With Sam - Ben Luirobba_wag07/11/2015
Cycled to Cononish from Dalrigh then climbed the 4 Munros. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/08/2015
Ben Lui excursion.justin99912/08/2015
Big walk from camp sit in tyndrum. I ended up walking to Dalrigh as I could not cross the track at Tyndrum due to Network Rail enough said. In the coire gaothach I went to far south so ended up cutting across the snows of central gully and then up to a point just west of stone garbh. The North East ridge was easy but fun. I visited both summits, I then went over to Beinn a chleibh and returned to col with Ben Lui I then contoured round to the col with Ben oss. The North East ridge of Oss was fun as I glossed down the snow patches. It was then over the subsidiary top and up Beinn dubhchraig. I reversed to the loch and and went down the path to the north of the allt coire dubhchraig. Lower down this was boggy towards the bottom I turned south crossed the river cononish and picked up the outward path near the bridge under the railway. I returned on the West Highland Way to Tyndrum. I walked 17.5 miles in 9.25 hours with 1830 metres of ascent.isabelle15/06/2015