Beinn Dearg

Summary for Beinn Dearg

Beinn Dearg is a route in “The Atholl” region / range which is located in the The West Mounth: Blair Atholl to Braemar 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 8:52 am
Sunset 3:29 pm
6 hours 36 minutes(s) daylight
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28 km/ 17.4 miles930 m/ 3051.18 ft8 Hours plus
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Beinn Dearg route is a long approach on a good track through mostly straightforward terrain quite a bit of it can be cycled however the going is rough and steep in places. It is a long way from any public road, so the approach to the foot of Beinn Dearg take most of the effort and time on this route. Once at the bothy (470 metres) you're nearly there.

Route points for Beinn Dearg

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN876664281° W0.98 (0.98)From the car park near the Old Bridge of Tilt, take the road to Old Blair
NN86696667327° NNW3.35 (4.33)From Old Blair follow private track through trees on the north side of the river
NN84946954338° NNW4.36 (8.69)Continue over moorland to reach a remote bothy
NN83473644° NE1.83 (10.52)From Snaicheachan Bothy follow a very rough track up Allt Snaicheachan
NN8476749216° NNE0.8 (11.32)Zig zag up to to southern nose
NN85017568337° NNW0.96 (12.28)Head up to the crest of the southern ridge
NN8467765824° NNE1.3 (13.58)Continue onto red granites summit and retun down the same way
NN852777184° S2.08 (15.66)The summit Beinn Dearg [Blair Atholl] - 1008 ( metres)
NN84787488147° SSE0.21 (15.87)Down the Bulldosed track as an alternative way pack
NN87556878200° SSW2.26 (18.13)Change direction an rejoin the track back to Old Bridge of Tilt
Munros covered on Beinn Dearg
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
124 1008 Beinn Dearg [Blair Atholl] Red hill Bine Jerrack