Name:Beinn Chailein
Hill number:12332
Height:231m / 758ft
Parent (Ma):1575  Beinn Mholach
RHB Section:24A: Lewis and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Na h-Eileanan Siar [Western Isles]
Island:Lewis and Harris
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:NB 35078 37015
Summit feature:mossy knoll
Drop:37m
Col:194m  NB349377  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 8
(1:25k) 459W
Observations:ground 40m NNE at NB 35097 37054 is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 38 users)ByDate of Ascent
Drove up the wind farm track, potholes just about negotiable in low slung car with great care. Parked at the T junction and struck out across the shite ground half way between the penultimate and final turbine. Really horrible hags across towards Beinn Chailein which force you to the top of BC. Much easier going after BC, deer tracks show the way down and around the side of Beinn Bhearnach through the maze of hags. Tussocks to the bealach below Beinn Mholach give blissful relief (for once), then good deer tracks to the top. Back over BC and, as Bob says, there's a much better line down to the final turbine, very few hags and, better still, a faint ATV track comes and goes. Much better than the route up.Gill21/04/2024
Took the oft mentioned Windfarm track from the south to bag the five neighbourly hills of Beinn Chailein, Beinn a' Sgridhe, Beinn Bhearnach, Beinn Mholach and Beinn Bharabhais followed by Beinn Thulabaigh on the way back. Just under 3 hrs on a very hot and airless morning.summitter15/06/2023
En route to Beinn Mholach.Chris Peart31/05/2023
CW circuit of five hills (1 Ma, 4 Tu). With D Dave. Beinn Chailein, Beinn a Sgridhe, Beinn Bhearnach, Beinn Mholach, Beinn Bharabhais. No props using service road & parking.ger15/09/2022
On the way to Beinn Mholach with Reg.Dangerous Dave15/09/2022
BranHFB18/05/2022
#1 of 6, from S, parked near end of wind farm road.RHW17/05/2022
Drove up windfarm track to angler's lake and then walked up to windfarm ridge on hot humid day. slow going over tussocky terrain to unmarked Hp in small hillock. Continued to Sgridhe.Denise 06/07/2021
Rough going from the windfarm track (which we drove along). Two summit mossy mounds, the higher not the one with the rusting steel pole.RichardM06/07/2021
Did this on way to and from Beinn Mholach.assynt_bob25/09/2020
9k circuit from the westernmost turbine taking in 5 hills: Beinn Chailein -> Beinn a' Sgridhe -> Beinn Bearnach -> Beinn Mholach -> Beinn Bharabhais. Then back to turbine No.1 (or 6). Very rough and wet peat hag moorland.jonglew19/09/2019
Via wind farm road, no gates so drove as far as Meannan. Hideous terrain, overcast, cold, cold wind, 2 showers, good views.iangalbraith05/05/2019
Via wind farm. Being Chailein, Bienn a Sgridhe, Beinn Bhearnach, Beinn Mholach & BeinnHulabaidh. A slog. With PMCJM16/07/2018
From the next but last Turbine headed north. From the summit headed further north to Mholach and its satellites. 1st of 5 of the round with CM.bolton16/07/2018
On the way back from Beinn Mholach & Beinn Bharabhais. Would not want to be on here were it any wetter!Buck04/07/2018
With the Marilyn, higher line back no better than linking the cols.nordicstar03/05/2016
With Beinn Mholach & Beinn Bharabhais from the Pentland Road junctionjimbloomer02/05/2016
With Jim Bloomer GPS Grid Ref - NB 35078 37015carole engel02/05/2016
Bagged on a wet windy and stormy day with Martin Richardson before Beinn Mholach.Dugswell215/09/2013
KeithByTheC18/06/2012
Adrian13/05/2023
PaulineD13/09/2022
Minto13/09/2022
mntainman11/09/2022
govanah11/09/2022
Dave McG27/05/2022
nicolajane29/08/2021
Kevin2903515/07/2021
chalky195329/09/2019
Dave McG18/10/2018
Campbell Singer15/09/2014
Tony S15/09/2014
richtea504014/09/2014
Jim.Fothergill11/09/2014
Martin R15/09/2013
Tricky29/11/2007
Colin Crawford13/03/2007
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