Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Summary for Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Beinn a'Chlaidheimh is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Loch Maree to Loch Broom as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Letterewe / Fisherfield )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
916 metres / 3005 feetNH061775Bine uh Chly-evHill of the sword
LocationAccess
Loch Maree to Loch BroomFisherfield Estate, tel:01445 760302
Letterewe Estate, tel: 01445 760302
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Details for Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Beinn a'Chlaidheimh is a north-eastern mountain of the remote Letterewe Forest, situated 3 kilometres north of Sgurr Ban and is the most north-eastern of the Fisherfield Six group of munros.

The summit ridge of Beinn a'Chlaidheimh is quite narrow and it's western slopes drop very steeply into Gleann na Muice. It is an elongated mountain with gentler slopes on the eastern side rising to more moderate slopes with rocky outcrops near the summit point where the munro is usually accessed. . To the north of Beinn a' Chlaidheimh there are a series of discontinuous sandstone cliffs that drop steeply to Strath na Sealga.

Usual access is from Corrie Hallie on the north following an estate track through Glen Chaorachain over a featureless ridge dropping to Abhainn Loch an Nid and then ascending the north-eastern slopes of Beinn a'Chlaidheimh upto the summit which is marked by a small cairn. Alternatively an ascent can be made from bealach (650m 2 tiny lochans which can make a useful landmark in bad visibility) between Beinn a' Chlaidheimh and Sgurr Ban if combining other hills in the area.

It is very important is to recognise the seriousness of the river crossings at Shenavall and Larachantivore. These are big rivers and come up very quickly in times of heavy rain making them totally impassable. If in any doubt at all don't try and cross.

The summit overlooks the beautiful Strath na Sealga which is one of the most remote glens in Scotland. There are also splendid views of An Teallach to the north.

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed Beinn a'Chlaidheimh is Twelve

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tony meeson marked Beinn a'Chlaidheimh as bagged on Sun 25 Jan 2009