Beinn Dearg, Cona’ Mheall, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Eididh nan Clach Geala

Summary for Beinn Dearg, Cona’ Mheall, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Eididh nan Clach Geala

Beinn Dearg, Cona’ Mheall, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Eididh nan Clach Geala is a route in “The Deargs” region / range which is located in the Loch Broom to Easter Ross 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 4:58 am
Sunset 9:54 pm
16 hours 56 minutes(s) daylight
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The Deargs

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25 km/ 15.53 miles1580 m/ 5183.73 ft10 hours plus
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This is a circuit over 4 munros on a long full days outing starting just to the south of Inverlael Farm to the east of the A835 road to Ullapool. The route follows a good stalker path into Gleann na Squaib on the north of the River Lael upto Bealach an Lochain Uaine which is a return point once Beinn Dearg has been climbed.

From the peaks there are good views over surrounding areas An Teallach to the west , The Fannaichs on the south west. From the northern peak Eididh nan Clach which is also the smallest peak there are good views to the north of Ben More Assynt & Conival.

Route points for Beinn Dearg, Cona’ Mheall, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Eididh nan Clach Geala

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH1813852278° ENE0.49 (0.49)From the A835 just north of Inverlael House follow the private road
NH1862852986° E0.34 (0.83)Head into Lael Forest and up the lower part of Gleann na Squaib
NH2038851664° ENE0.28 (1.11)Cross over the River Lael
NH20648527113° ESE0.75 (1.86)Continue through Glensguaib
NH21328494119° ESE1.45 (3.31)Finally leave the wooded area as height is gained
NH22568417133° SE0.81 (4.12)Follow an old stalkers path up Gleann na Sguaib
NH23138359125° SE1.05 (5.17)keeps to the main glen path ahead where the path forks. This is where you rejoin on return
NH23968294136° SE0.85 (6.02)Continue along the path keeping to the north side of the River Lael
NH25658213126° SE0.26 (6.28)Pass Lochan at the head of Gleann na Squaib and continue upto the stony Bealach an Lochain Uaine
NH26088166192° SSW0.53 (6.81)Climb steeply onto sumit of Beinn Dearg & retun here and onto a col
NH25981112° NNE0.53 (7.34)The summit Beinn Dearg [Ullapool] - 1084 ( metres)
NH2681817395° E0.64 (7.98)From this col climb Cona' Mheall summit and return here
NH274816275° W0.64 (8.62)The summit Cona' Mheall - 978 ( metres)
NH26238194357° N0.13 (8.75)The col mixes moss, stones and several lochans
NH26238207292° WNW0.3 (9.05)Pass Loch Tuath and head onto the summit of Meall nan Ceapraichean
NH257825341° NNW0.23 (9.28)The summit Meall nan Ceapraichean - 977 ( metres)
NH2568827742° NE0.38 (9.66)From the col continue over Ceann Garbh
NH25983018° NNE0.47 (10.13)Meall nan Ceapraichean - Ceann Garbh (new position)
NH2611834849° NE0.43 (10.56)Descent steeply onto a col
NH26458375302° WNW0.86 (11.42)From Small lochan sitting in the col between Eididh nan Clach Geala and Meall nan Ceapraichean climb to summit
NH257842274° W0.39 (11.81)The summit Eididh nan Clach Geala - 927 ( metres)
NH25368429252° WSW0.3 (12.11)Descend steeply from Eididh na Clach Geala onto a ridge
NH25078422224° SW0.5 (12.61)Descend the western ridge
NH24708388257° WSW1.59 (14.2)Pass Lochan on the ridge of Eididh nan Clach Geala and decend to rejoin path
Munros covered on Beinn Dearg, Cona’ Mheall, Meall nan Ceapraichean, Eididh nan Clach Geala
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
57 1084 Beinn Dearg [Ullapool] Red hill byn dyerak
176 978 Cona' Mheall Adjoining hill Kon-eye-val
177 977 Meall nan Ceapraichean Hill of the stubby hillocks Miaowl nern Kee-aprikan
257 927 Eididh nan Clach Geala Web of the white stones Eye-tee nern Klach Geeyaller