Name:Beinn na Caillich
Hill number:11384
Height:332m / 1089ft
Parent (Ma):1464  Glas Bheinn
SMC/RHB Section:20B: Islay
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:IJ02 Islay
Class:Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:NR 45056 59647
Summit feature:cairn
Col:268m  NR446596  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 60
(1:25k) 352
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill


Show Map

View on: Geograph  Magic  NLS

Show/hide GPS File for mountains/markers shown

Show/hide GPX File for mountains shown

Hill summit photo
(where available)
Hill portrait photo
(where available)

Click on a photo link to view photo on the hillsummits website

To contribute a summit or portrait photo for a hill
please contact the hillsummits website

N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way.  Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land(*).
*For information about access rights in Scotland see the ScotWays website.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass.  Please quote the hill number and hill name.

Logged Descriptions  (logged by 21 users)ByDate of Ascent
2nd of 3 tumps. Slow going descending from Sgorr nam Faoileann into the broad valley of Gleann Choireadail and then clumbing up steeply East to gain the Northern ridge to Beinn na Caillich. In the mist and rain one can at least rely on the programmed grid ref to arrive at the top. Nice rocky too and aetting but rhe weather did not dawdling so descended the Western ridge heading for Glas Bheinn. .Dazingdale14/05/2024
Beinn na Caillich, Glas Bheinn and Beinn Bheiger. Starting at Claggain Bay and along the coast before ascending to Beinn na Caillich. Except for the last 2 miles descending from Beinn Bheiger, wall to wall tumps, this was one of the best walks I've ever done.tsharp24/05/2022
From S, Ardtalla, P S of farm, 2 rivet BMs, intermittent track. Via lighthouseRHW03/04/2022
With a group of 11 other baggers from RHSoc, 16km linear walk from McArthur's Head to road end near Ardtalla, taking in Beinn na Caillich, Sgorr nam Faoileann, Glas Bheinn & Beinn Bheigier.Tony J02/04/2022
From McArthur's Head lighthouse with eleven other hill walkers. Beinn na Caillich, Sgurr nam Faoileann, Glas Bheinn & Beinn Bheigier. Good weather, excellent hills, super day out. (13km, 910m).ger02/04/2022
Gus from Islay Sea Adventures took 12 of us up to the jetty at McArthurs Head. Fast trip of 35 minutes in good conditions. Steep climb up the lighthouse steps and then straightforward to the summit. Traversed to Sgorr nam Faoileann.bolton02/04/2022
RHSoc trip. The boat landed us at McArthurs Head. After a quick look inside the cave we climbed the steps up to the lighthouse. Easy walk up grassy slopes to the summit. We then skirted Glas Bheinn and climbed up to Sgorr nam Faoileann.Dangerous Dave02/04/2022
30th Wedding Anniversary walk on a wonderfully sunny and breezy day. Up the track from Kynagarry to a bridge over the Kilennan River. Then pretty much a beeline across heather, grass and marsh to the impressive rocky summit of Beinn Bheigier. Northwards between scree to Am Mam and the multi-summited Glas Bheinn. Plenty of time left and ace conditions so we wandered over to the rounded Beinn na Caillich, affording superb views up the Sound of Islay and over to the Paps of Jura, as well as back to the Marilyn's completed. Deer tracks made contouring to the Sgorr nam Faoileann beallach straightforward, from where it is an easy climb to the top. Back to the road over pathless moorland, joining it near Barr, then a pleasant stroll to the camper van and cold beers. 6.15hrs.summitter11/05/2021
On a 3 day Ardbeg to Port Askaig traverse.Chris Peart26/06/2018
Up from Proaig bothy on the second day of a traverse from Ardbeg to Port Askaig. Very Vegetated at low level but fine higher upColin Crawford26/06/2018
From Storakaig on a particularly wet and windy day to complete the TuMPs of Islay.chalky195317/03/2017
Climbed solo from Storakaig to complete all the spurs of Glas Bheinn. An amazing, gruelling day. Fantastic views of the Sound of Islay.Skerryvore28/05/2013
Beinn na Caillich, 332 metres and a hill with a prominence of 64 metres that is a P64 hill. Rick Salter repairs the summit cairn while Jenny Hatfield prepares to navigate to our next top in thick mist. Photo on Geograph.Dugswell210/06/2012
Fast RIB from Ardbeg with RHB mad bagger group! From McArthurs pt landing Jenx lead us over Beinn na Caillich to contour round to bealach stane and steeps to rough summit. Misty so no views! Mild.nordicstar10/06/2012
Mad Marhof party. RIB to Mc Arthur's head and up to Beinn na Caillich. To col S of Sgorr nam Faoileann and up grassy and screey slopes to its summit. Back to col and on to Glas Bheinn summit cairn. GPS readings of point about 100m NE of summit cairn show it to be more or less the same height. Finished a good bag with Beinn Bheigier and then down to road end above Claggain Bay.pwbellarby10/06/2012
Jill Robertson02/04/2022
dave g02/04/2022
Martin R10/06/2012