Name:Beinn Duirinnis
Hill number:223
Height:556m / 1824ft
RHB Section:03B: Loch Linnhe to Loch Etive
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Catchment:Etive
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,HF,Y)
Grid ref:NN 02105 34757
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Drop:250m
Col:306m  NN023352  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377W
Survey:obvious summit
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Used the Dempster route - a pleasant ascent but a tortuous descent.Chris Peart14/05/2024
Parked at the Eilean Duirinnis road end and walked back down the road past the entrance to the house and boulder field. Straight up from there through the woods which wasn't particularly pleasant (steep and rocky) but better once through the trees and more so above 250m (would be bracken below this in summer). Nice from here to top of Beinn Duirinnis. Down to the col (the line of the burn below and right of the summit give a rock free descent), over the deer fence and up Phlacaig S Top (great summit!). Easy to Phlacaid and to the next col then dropped slightly to c380m to contour round the lower slopes of Mheadhonach below the rocks. Up Biorach and easily on to Meall Dearg Far S and Dearg itself. Descended SE north of the Cadderlie Burn - OK at first but increasingly tussocky once in the trees (no upper deer fence). Getting fed up with them and not looking forward to the rest of the descent when we hit a lovely dry ATV track at NN039380 which led right down through a gate to theStueyB24/11/2023
See https://scotlandhills.net/marilyns-beinn-lora-na-maoilean-and-beinn-duirinnis/hill walker11/10/2023
From good parking a few yards SE of Blarcreen bridge and up the good grassy track through lovely oak woods. The track continues through a gateway and along the fence more soggily, then heads up boggy ground to a stand of trees and a galvanised water tank, then a little further across wet ground before expiring and becoming a deer track through the old wall. After the wall, you can either follow dry deer tracks traversing what looks like nice grass but is broken and bouldery or easier but very wet deer tracks through boggy ground below, emerging with great relief at a prominent smooth bump below the hillside. Easy deer tracks across a bog, then contour steeply up nice dry mossy grass to join a stream up into a shallow coire below Ceann Creige from where it is easy to traverse below the steep ground, cross the shoulder of Ceann Creige, then go slightly down then up past a bump into a wide valley then onto the ridge leading to the summit of Beinn Duirinnis. Fine views.Gill13/11/2022
Route as per the Hugh's book. Parked at the quarry car park at Bonawe, then about 3km on the path past the quarry and along the loch shore to Rubha na Craige, then up through a bit of bracken and a few trees onto the ridge. Grassy ridge all the way to the summit, dodging around the rock outcrops. To descend took the ridge heading largely SW back to Bonawe avoiding all the crags, relatively steep but nice and grassy. Joined the road just near a short fence and passing place at the side of the trees at 008333 then a short walk back along the road to the car. 5.2 miles.JulieB01/05/2022
Anti clockwise circuit of the Blarcreen Burn. Crags to north of hill could be quite awkward. 6' deer fence along Lairig Duirinnis.daviemore05/03/2022
A round of the Blarcreen tops, starting besides the bridge and along the woodland footpath to the foot of Ceann Creige. Good terrain and ice-hardened ground enabled a swift walk to its top and on to the impressively cairned Beinn Duirinnis. A steep descent northeastwards into the shadowy Lairig Duirinnis was rewarded by a sunny ascent of Beinn Phlaicaig South Top and its even more interesting lodged-boulder summit then on to the main top and the two Beinn Mheadhonach tops. Getting cold now so returned down the west flank until we reached a fence and parallel deer track that helped us back down to Blarcreen. Great walk taking about 4.30 hrs.summitter04/01/2022
Plenty of tarmacked parking 75m SW of bridge over Blarcreen Burn, providing access to what appears to be an unused gate. There is a vague path opposite side of road through woods which fades at boundary with open ground. No clear and obvious path to follow so basically picked easiest route of ascent around various crags tending to the left and north of spur. Unfortunately missed opportunity to bag the minor tump - Ceann Creige. Very warm and sunny September day, minimum clothing required. No midges but summit cairn covered in swarm of flies. Steep(ish) descended from summit to the north around more crags down to Blarcreen Burn.mntainman24/08/2021
From Barcreen Bridge, space for a couple of cars. Up the grass track through lower woodland through gate onto open, albeit steep hillside. Over the west top then onto summit, great viewpoint, cracking hill on a very hot sunny day.N.Morters15/08/2020
Time includes c45m breaks. Sunny, mostly, ground frozen pretty hard, no snow. After Shills meet. From Blarcreen up w ridge. Down to Bonawe and back along road. Rounsfell01/12/2019
2 of 4: From Bon Awe.ChrisR12/03/2018
Track from east side of bridge at Inveresragan. Sunny, warm, cool breeze and great views. Much easier than from the west as I discovered last time.iangalbraith02/05/2017
Round of Mheadhonach and Duirinnis from small lay-by at 995350.Topographer5708/05/2016
Used the grass path by the big beech tree to the east of bridge. Good walking up above the river in the valley. Then up SE to top. Returned via 478 spot height and ridge. Great views down along Loch Etive. A fine hill.jenx06/01/2016
With Jenx from road bridge to west. Up the fine grassy rake above the burn to 200m. Choice then of taking the ridge direct or continuing on the traversing line above the burn to col between two hills. Easy to top from here. We came down the ridge with great sea views laid out before us.nordicstar06/01/2016
beinn duirinnis and ceann creige from inveresragan grass path through woods to ridge line.robertphillips13/12/2015
steep onetallblond22/03/2015
A very cold day with recent lying snow and high winds made us choose this hill rather than higher tops. A delight. Ascended from Inveresragan over minor top at 478m. Useful footpath from road ascends through trees from point say 20m east of river bridge at 992353. 4 Hrs, 30 mins round trip.Bobf31/01/2015
Took a NE line from near Bonawe, some false summits and deep fresh snow from quite low down making it a tiring ascent.AndrewFinnimore15/02/2014
With Mora, from BonaweBLACKHILL11/10/2013
AlanGlenford29/12/2012
Solo HFB03/05/2010
Trig revisit. Fine rocky summit and a steep climb from WSW, tough at this time of year with deep bracken continuing a fair way up. Started just W of school; deciduous woodland initially. Drizzly at summit.RHW20/09/2009
ran with mike b along with ben bhreac (big cairn)tom smith07/12/2008
From Bonawe, up Beinn Duirinnis, then on to Beinn MheadhonachGallovidian17/03/2006
from Mheadhonach. Very long descent over convoluted wet tricky ground to bealach to gate in deer fence. Clamber uphill on spongy mossy stuff to grass runs and to ridge. More clambering on very steep grass requiring hands and knees and to top at 15.00. At car 8 hrs; 7 miles.arranc08/09/2004
Ascended from Beinn Mheadhonach. Cloudy but summit clear.JohnW30/04/2004
Hard slog up from quarries over tussocks to stone man. En route to Cadderlie for -14C night with the mice.Eddie18/02/2004
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine rock/gass hill, sadly in mist. anticlock from bridge 988357, descend to 983362 RHW28/05/1999
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