A' Chir and Beinn Tarsuinn on Arran

Beinn Tarsuinn, Arran

Rocky Corbett on Arran

Beinn Tarsuinn is the most southerly Corbett peak on a ridge traverse of the summits above Glen Rosa and Glen Sannox.

Beinn Tarsuinn, Arran

Meaningtransverse mountain
ListsCorbetts, 119
LocationIsle of Arran
Grid RefNR959412
Lat/Lon55.62148, -5.24208

Beinn Tarsuinn is the most southerly Corbett on Arran, its crests twist and turn above east facing crags overlooking Coire a' Bhradain. The hill's west facing slopes are much gentler by comparison. When hiking along its crest, a curious granite rock formation is encountered - 'The Old Man of Tarsuinn' - which can be seen on the skyline from Brodick below.

Beinn Tarsuinn, along with Beinn Nuis and Beinn a' Chliabhain, form the Three Beinn's Horseshoe which in the main, makes for a short delightful afternoon's hike.

On a grander scale is the full ridge traverse from Brodick to Sannox or the Glen Rosa Horseshoe, both of which have some fine rock-scrambling options that are avoidable if preferred.

Routes up Beinn Tarsuinn

Glen Rosa Horseshoe

On the Isle of Arran, a superb hillwalking day can be had on a stunning circuit of Corbett peaks around Glen Rosa. The route follows crests and ridges, takes in Goatfell and involves some moderate rock-scrambling on granite.

Peaks : 4 Corbetts

Ascent : 2200m (7220ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 9hr

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