Rainbow over Beinn Dearg

Beinn Dearg

Munro in remote Atholl wilderness

Beinn Dearg is a heather-clad remote mountain tucked away in the Atholl wilderness. Fortunately good estate tracks make for relatively easy access.


Beinn Dearg


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1008.7m
Prominence473m
Meaningred mountain
ListsMunro, 124
LocationAtholl, The Grampians, in from Blair Atholl
Grid RefNN853778
Lat/Lon56.87716, -3.88383


Hidden from most roadside views, Beinn Dearg is remote Munro mountain in the Atholl wilderness. Beinn Dearg's summit is composed of red granite boulders that sit above a vast expanse of heather moorland.

In the glens below Beinn Dearg there is a network of estate tracks, ideal for cycling on. Higher up there is a path along Beinn Dearg's crest, but veer away from this and you'll be on pathless terrain in a remote wilderness.



Hillwalking routes up Beinn Dearg



1. Beinn Dearg from Calvine »


Although Beinn Dearg is a remote Munro, there is a network of paths and estate tracks leading to its base, the most direct of which travels from Calvine through Glen Bruar.

Ascent : 1170m (3840ft)
Distance : 31km (19m)
Time : 5:30hr

2. Beinn a' Ghlo to Beinn Dearg »


A fairly long hillwalking route rewarding fit hill-baggers with 5 Munros and a Corbett including the peaks on Beinn a' Ghlo and others above Glen Bruar and Glen Tilt.

Ascent : 2850m (9350ft)
Distance : 42km (26m)
Time : 15hr



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Bruar Lodge and the slopes of Beinn DeargBruar Lodge and the slopes of Beinn Dearg
Beinn Dearg from Glen BruarBeinn Dearg from Glen Bruar
Beinn Dearg from Beinn a' GhloBeinn Dearg from Beinn a' Ghlo
Looking northwards from Beinn DeargLooking northwards from Beinn Dearg
Beinn Dearg's bouldery summitBeinn Dearg's bouldery summit
Returning south along Beinn Dearg's crestReturning south along Beinn Dearg's crest




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