Beinn a'Chochuill & Beinn Eunaich

Summary for Beinn a'Chochuill & Beinn Eunaich

Beinn a'Chochuill & Beinn Eunaich is a route in “The Cruachan” region / range which is located in the Strath Orchy to Loch Leven area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:11 am
Sunset 3:59 pm
7 hours 47 minutes(s) daylight
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DistanceAscentTime
14 km/ 8.7 miles1180 m/ 3871.39 ft5 hours plus
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This route covers a couple of shapely munro that lie on eastern side of Ben Cruachan. With the exception of Beinn Eunaich's western ridge both of the munros a mainly on grassy slopes with a steep descend down. The ridge is exceptionally pleasant on a nice day and there are good views of the towering neighbour Ben Cruachan & Etive on the other side.

Route points for Beinn a'Chochuill & Beinn Eunaich

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN13622881N0.6 (0.6)From the road follow the private track that takes you behind Castles Farm
NN13682941325° NW1.56 (2.16)Head high into the vally of Allt Mhoille following a good path
NN12843073325° NW0.73 (2.89)continue on the track as it climbs quite steeply beneath Stob Maol
NN12213151334° NNW1.04 (3.93)Follow the fork to the right heading up the nose of Beinn a'Chochuill southeast ridge
NN11803247287° WNW0.36 (4.29)Once on the main ridge a well trodden path leads to the summit. (nearly 1km)
NN11023276314° NW0.11 (4.4)Continue to summit & return same way
NN109328134° SE0.11 (4.51)The summit Beinn a 'Chochuill - 980 ( metres)
NN11463259107° ESE0.36 (4.87)Head for the ridge where you came up
NN1187326174° ENE0.84 (5.71)Drop down to a col between the two munros
NN1269328062° ENE0.36 (6.07)From the col ascend the curving west ridge of Beinn Eunaich
NN1302329598° E0.53 (6.6)Continue over the summit. Then descend south
NN135328183° S0.23 (6.83)The summit Beinn Eunaich - 989 ( metres)
NN13523262203° SSW0.93 (7.76)Descend the southern grassy ridge
NN13113178169° S0.81 (8.57)Continue descending avioding Stob Maol which is steep and craggy.
NN13223097222° SW0.47 (9.04)Descend quite steeply and rejoin the path
NN12893064173° S1.96 (11)Rejoin the path. An continue back the way you came.
Munros covered on Beinn a'Chochuill & Beinn Eunaich
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
156 989 Beinn Eunaich Fowling hill Bine Eh-neech
172 980 Beinn a 'Chochuill Hill of the shell Bine yuh Chochell