Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Summary for Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Beinn a'Chlaidheimh is a route in “The Letterewe / Fisherfield” region / range which is located in the Loch Maree to Loch Broom area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

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Sunrise 9:05 am
Sunset 3:26 pm
6 hours 20 minutes(s) daylight
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22 km/ 13.67 miles1360 m/ 4461.94 ft9 hours +
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Long route up the remote Beinn a'Chlaidheimh which is the most north-eastern of the Fisherfield Six group of munros and not one of the easy accessible hills in the Highlands. Starting from Dundonnell head south via Corrie Hallie on the estate track through Glen Chaorachain over a featureless ridge dropping to Abhainn Loch an Nid and crossing the Abhainn Strath na Sealga lower down. This river may not be possible to cross just after wet weather so if there's been a downfall avoid this route. After crossing the river head up the sand-stoned terraced north-eastern slopes of Beinn a'Chlaidheimh. The summit is marked by a small cairn.

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.

Route points for Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH11348501194° SSW0.14 (0.14)Start from car park at Corrie Hallie
NH11308488238° WSW0.22 (0.36)Take the track south which follows the allt gleann chaorachain below an teallach
NH10898430204° SSW0.28 (0.64)Pass through beutifull wooded area in gleann chaorachain
NH10368264221° SW0.55 (1.19)Leave the wooded area on continue over featureless ridge
NH09978224215° SW0.84 (2.03)Take the left branch where the track forks. The right is used for An Teallach
NH09087866304° NW0.18 (2.21)Continue down to Abhainn Loch an Nid
NH08947877298° WNW0.07 (2.28)Leave the track and prepare for river crossing which may be a problem if in spate
NH08887881256° WSW1.19 (3.47)Cross the ford over the Abhainn Loch an Nid and climb the steep slopes on the east of Creag Ghlas
NH07427837212° SSW0.43 (3.9)Continue steeply up rough but straighforward climb
NH06627777246° WSW0.17 (4.07)Climb onto summit avoiding crags on the north
NH0605775456° N0.24 (4.31)The summit Beinn a'Chlaidheimh - 916 ( metres)
Munros covered on Beinn a'Chlaidheimh
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
280 916 Beinn a'Chlaidheimh Hill of the sword Bine uh Chly-ev