Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain from the south

Beinn a' Ghlo - Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain

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.


Beinn a' Ghlo - Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1070m
Prominence222m
Meaningmountain of mist - hieght of the corrie of round blisters
ListsMunro, 66
LocationAtholl, The Grampians, in from Blair Atholl
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.



Hillwalking routes up Beinn a' Ghlo - Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain



1. 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.

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

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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Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain from Carn LiathBraigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain from Carn Liath
Looking up Glen Tilt to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagainLooking up Glen Tilt to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain
Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain from Carn a' ChlamainBraigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain from Carn a' Chlamain
Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain from the col below Carn LiathBraigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain from the col below Carn Liath
On Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain with Carn nan Gabhar behindOn Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain with Carn nan Gabhar behind
Me and Jake on Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain with Carn Liath behindMe and Jake on Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain with Carn Liath behind




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