Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain from the south

Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain, Beinn a' Ghlo

Middle Munro summit on Beinn a' Ghlo

Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain is the central Munro peak on mighty Beinn a' Ghlo, its grassy slopes dominate the view on the southern side of Glen Tilt.


Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1070m
Prominence222m
Meaningmountain of mist - hieght of the corrie of round blisters
ListsMunro, 66
LocationAtholl and Glen Bruar, Drumochter to Glen Shee
Grid RefNN946724
Lat/Lon56.83105, -3.72933


Mighty Beinn a' Ghlo is a complex mountain range of crests and peaks, with Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain being the central Munro summit. Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain towers above the southern sides of Glen Tilt, though is for the most part hidden behind Carn Liath when viewing from the A9.

Starting from above Blair Atholl, most hillwalkers will hike up Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain with the other Munro summits in the Beinn a' Ghlo range. This is a superb route along long crests with faint paths to follow, returning to Blair Atholl on a delightful path and estate track.

Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain's location encourages more exploration in fine weather, with options to extend to the nearby Corbett of Ben Vuirich or hiking westwards to bag nearby peaks of Carn a' Chlamain, Beinn Mheadhonach or even Beinn Dearg.



Routes up Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain


Beinn a' Ghlo from Blair Atholl

Beinn a'Ghlo is a massive and complex mountain towering above Blair Atholl and Glen Tilt. Along its crests are three Munro summits, Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Carn nan Gabhar.

Peaks : 3 Munros

Ascent : 1350m (4430ft)
Distance : 20km (12m)
Time : 7:15hr

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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