Name:Beinn a' Chuirn
Hill number:126
Height:922.8m / 3028ft
Parent (Ma):122  Beinn Mhanach
Parent (SMC):122  Beinn Mhanach
RHB Section:02A: Loch Rannoch to Glen Lyon
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Awe, Tay
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Loch Linnhe, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Simm, Munro Top, High Hills of Britain, Murdo
Grid ref:NN 36002 40917
Summit feature:cairn
Col:847.4m  NN 3658 4121  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377E
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OMC Meet at the club cottage, set off from the end of Auch Estate track, with Tricia Teeling, Gill Short and Paul Morris. We walked headed up the Glen Auch track fording the burns with no difficulty, to the highpoint of the track above Loch Lyon. Then ascended the normal path up Beinn Mhanach, which was ascended first. Then across to Beinn a' Chuirn, returning to the ascending path and back down to the track. Long periods of drizzly showers, mostly dry.chillyman829/06/2024
From parking at .315 S of Auch, down WHW to Allt Kinglass. Up glen past new build and 1st L up Glen Coralan. Cross bridge after 1.5km, continue to high pt then straight up steep grassy mossy slopes to broad ridge. On to Beinn a Chaisteil summit. Down fence line on steep grassy slopes to Mam Lorn and another steep climb, keeping right of crags, to Beinn nam Fuaran. Long but ok descent N to Allt a Chuirn track and dams. Up fence line to almost col, veering R to summit of Beinn Mhanach. Return to col and up Beinn a Chuirn on easy grass. Descent SE then S down easy grass and occasional path to dam. Long but easy walk out on track. Several fords but mainly concrete sleepers or small rocks to stand on which avoided wet feet even in April. Great weather, steep but easy walking on grass and moss. Long day, 8.5hrs, 7.5 walking, 28km and 1665m climbLynnebe04/04/2024
11:00, 12 degrees (18 later) at Auch, light westerlies, fine. Parked at entrance to forestry track on A 82 SE of track to Auch. Biked to Strath Tarabhan then easy ascent on west side of Allt a' Chuirin. Finer viewpoint than Beinn Mhanach; Ben Laoigh nicely framed by Gleann Achadh-innis Chailein. Couldn't resist double bagging Beinn Mhanach as well. 2 hours 40 mins round trip.Wycombe Wanderer22/05/2023
Parked on verge at Auch Estate entrance, up Auch Glen track then followed Allt an Loin almost to the bealach before final steep ascent to Beinn a' Chuirn. Over to Beinn Mhanach then cut SSW and followed Allt a Chuirn back down to the track. Only two Fords now across Allt Kinglass and they could be avoided if water levels high.TRG31826/04/2023
I parked about 2.5k south of the usual parking as it looked safer and took the West Highland away to the Auch Glen. I followed the estate track along the Allt Kinglass. I saw Common Sandpipers, Grey Wagtail, Wheatear, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Ravens as I headed up the Glen on a breezy morning which was mostly cloudy with a few breaks and spots of rain in the air. I passed a bit of forest and an old sheep station. At the bealach I headed up grassy path less slopes to Bheinn Mhanach and then went in to Beinn a Chuirn which was in my view the better summit. Return by same route for 15.5 miles in 5 hours 30 minutes. As I got back to the car the rain came in and didn’t stop.isabelle10/06/2022
From Auch.thekirkie pirate26/05/2021
Fine day for a triple-Munro saunter with Doug and IzzyCapt Malbec24/07/2020
Run with JanGrimpeur123406/06/2020
Auch viaduct (cycled from Tyndrum) - up glen to Srath Tarabhan - Beinn Mhanach - Beinn a' Chuirn - back same way.Mark Jackson22/08/2019
From Auch Farm taking in the Munro too.Robinho0802/02/2019
Day before Ben nevisTintenty31/08/2018
From Achallader with Beinn a'Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair and Beinn MhanachGeoff Briggs06/05/2018
With Beinn Mhanach. Sledged the descent :Dquadbarrel07/01/2018
Parked on A82 near entrance to Auch track. This has more fords than Dagenham, but they were negotiable dryshod. Snow above 2,000' and a fierce NW wind, blowing snow plumes from the summit. Superb views, including the surprise view along Loch Lyon. Too cold to hang about above the snow line, though.Nick Down112/11/2017
SOLO TGOC 2017 Direct from col and then on to Munro before dropping to Loch Lyon.Aimless Rambler14/05/2017
Parked at Pubil (end of public road in Glen Lyon) and cycled track along N shore of Loch Lyon to the ford in Gleann Meurain (NN394426) (easily crossed in current dry weather). Then up Beinn Mhanach and traversed across to Beinn a'Chuirn. Retraced to col between the two, and roughly followed the old fence line down to Lon na Cailliche (col to Beinn Achaladair). Then more or less straight up to Achaladair S Top and along ridge to main summit. Continued along ridge, down to col with Beinn a'Chreachain, ascended Meall Buidhe, then Beinn a'Chreachain. Retraced from there and along to the 961m top, before descending grassy slopes back to track in Gleann Cailliche, and return to Pubil.kdbennett11/05/2017
Bridge of Orchy station-Beinn an Dothaidh W Top-Beinn an Dothaidh-Beinn Achaladair S Top-Beinn Achaladair-Meall Buidhe-Beinn a'Chreachain-Beinn Mhanach-Beinn a'Chuirn-Bridge of Orchy stationcampagvelocet08/05/2017
beinn a chuirn and beinn mhanach repeat from A82 cycled in to strath tarabhan.robertphillips20/11/2016
With John from Auch, including Beinn a' Chuirn top.mproudfoot13/03/2016
First summit of the day with Rois after a restless sleep in the tent in the rain all wet. A weekend of adventure by train round Bridge of Orchy.GravelMonkey14/06/2015
with Nick plus the munro 6h 45mDunlawyering10/10/2014
Solo, cycle from AuchTopsaswell09/09/2014
From Auch, Beinn Mhanach and Beinn a'Chuirn.rhalstead08/09/2014
With Beinn AchaladairCapt Malbec12/03/2014
With Beinn Mhanachnickywood120/05/2013
with Markgrimjimm15/01/2012
sololittle al13/01/2012
With Paul Fidget18/06/2011
With Colinalistairpooler27/03/2011
From Auch. Drove up from Annan and struggled up Beinn a Chuirn and Beinn Mhanach despite using the bike to get up the valley. Stayed at By the Way, Tyndrum.jigglybones24/10/2009
self (Beinn Mhanach)davidsbatty28/06/2009
I drove up to Auch via Crianlarich. I bumped into Marishall Sinclair and the Highways Club at the public toilets in Crianlarich. After a quick toilet break I continued to Auch and parked on the verge. I left the car about 10.30 a.m. and walked down the farm road past Auch. I continued along the farm track up Gleann Ach’innis Chailein past the ruin at Ais an t-Sidhean. Where the track forks I took the right hand fork and continued for a further half mile or so before striking up the steep slope towards Beinn Mhanach alongside a fence. From the summit of Beinn Mhanach I had good views in all directions, including down to Loch Lyon and across to Schiehallion and northwest to Ben Nevis. I took in the Munro Top at Beinn Chuirn before retracing my steps to Auch getting back to the car just after five o’clock.langskill12/04/2009
Solo day's walk in frosty but sunny conditions from Auch with added stretch on WHWbarnz4827/12/2008
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit12/06/2007
Day 2 of 3-day backpack: from col to SW, Beinn nam Fuaran, Beinn Mhanach, Beinn a'Chuirn, Beinn Achaladair ST, Beinn Achaladair, Meall Buidhe,Beinn a'Chreachain, back over Beinn Achaladair to camp at col before Beinn an Dothaid. Constant rain.agentmancuso03/06/2007
Alone, from Achallader on sunny, hazy day.Grinner14/04/2007
6 of 7: From Beinn Achaladair South Top.ChrisR03/08/2006
Completed Beinn Mhanach, Beinn a Chreachain, Beinn Achalad, Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Dorain +3 Tops. 35km, 2690m, in 12.0hrJamesSDonald14/07/2006
See Beinn a'Chreachain dbb08/07/2006
With Ian Soulsby. A deleted Munro!Dangerous Dave28/04/2006
drove with six year old Jamie, up the Auch valley after calling at the house to ask permission over the Glen Coralan wide concrete ford that's only couple of inches deep and almost a kilometere east of the railway viaduct. It's totally broodingly still but with clouds clinging to the tops and gently swirling amongst the crags above us on the back of Beinn Dorain as we head up the long valley. Up west valley and I'm achingly tired as we head to the col between us and back of Beinn an Dotaidh. After the top and summit it starts to rain, quietly but steadily and doesn't stop. All the way down the south side on our return and continuing as we go down the valley, already sopping boots, wade small streams. back at the car we are drenched. get to the major ford at dusk and it's a raging torrent and I'm not prepared to risk going across. We are stuck for the night. Sleep in the car.vegibagger31/08/2005
With Mark.Jonathan Willingham12/07/2004
7th peak in circuit of 5 Munros and 3 Tops from Bridge of Orchy with overnight bivvy just E of S Top of Beinn Achaladair. Ascended via Coire an Dothaidh to Beinn Dorain and then N and E along ridge over Dothaidh and Achaladair and Tops to Chreachan then back to S Top of Achaladair for bivvy. Woke in early morning with several groups of deer on the slopes below me. Crossed SE over bealach to this Top then on to Munrocelticrambler26/05/2004
Walked up Auch Gleann from the side of the A82, followed track to watershed then headed straight up the hillside. yorkie01/05/2004
R Richard Tait01/09/2002
Self and dogInvicta1427/06/2002