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


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Height1008.7m
Prominence473m
Meaningred mountain
ListsMunro, 124
LocationAtholl and Glen Bruar, Drumochter to Glen Shee
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.



Routes up Beinn Dearg


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.

Peaks : 1 Munro

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

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.

Peaks : 5 Munros, 1 Corbett

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



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