Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Summary for Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach is a route in “The Loch Laggan” region / range which is located in the Glen Roy to Monadhliath area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 7:29 am
Sunset 5:34 pm
10 hours 4 minutes(s) daylight
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Two Western Loch Laggan Munros

15 km/ 9.32 miles1160 m/ 3805.77 ft5 hours plus
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This quite short route takes you over the two westerly munros of Loch Laggin just to the north of the dam. The walk starts up the forest road from the side of Loch Laggan, then through the forest which opens up onto Beinn a'Chaorainn southern slopes. Beinn a'Chaorainn is the finer of the 2 munros and has 3 tops of similar height and a great looking eastern corrie.

There are good view on a clear day from Beinn a'Chaorainn's summit down to the fine eastern corries and across to the munro Creag Meagaidh.

Route points for Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN37628135309° NW0.26 (0.26)Cross the Allt a Chaorainn at Roughburn Bridge and head along the private track through the forest
NN36858216357° N0.18 (0.44)From a small cairn continue up over boggy ground then onto open hillside
NN3695828839° NE0.57 (1.01)Ascend the ridge onto the southern top which is easy going on grassy slopes
NN386845314° NW0.25 (1.26)Beinn a'Chaorainn - South Top
NN386851292° WNW0.41 (1.67)The summit Beinn a' Chaorainn [Loch Laggan] - 1049 ( metres)
NN38278531348° NNW0.24 (1.91)Continue along over onto the northern top which is cairned
NN383857324° NW0.72 (2.63)Beinn a'Chaorainn - North Top
NN37958635291° WNW0.48 (3.11)Descend down to a peaty col below Beinn Teallach's north-east ridge
NN37068674253° WSW0.43 (3.54)From the col marked with a cairn climb the knobbly ridge unto the summit with no difficulties
NN361859202° SSW0.56 (4.1)The summit Beinn Teallach - 915 ( metres)
NN35918543167° SSE0.95 (5.05)Descend the broad grassy ridge
NN36428293142° SE0.73 (5.78)Head down back to the forestry track & back to the road
Munros covered on Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
80 1049 Beinn a' Chaorainn [Loch Laggan] Hill of the rowan Bine uh Chooereen
282 915 Beinn Teallach Forge hill Bine Chyalloch