A'Bhuidheanach Bheag from A'Mharconaich

A' Bhuidheanach Bheag

Munro mountain east of Drumochter Pass

East of Dalwhinnie a vast plateau stretches above Drumochter and Gaick passes. There are two Munro summits on this, A'Bhuidheanach Bheag is the southern of these.


A' Bhuidheanach Bheag


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height936m
Prominence109m
Meaningthe little yellow place
ListsMunro, 240
LocationEast of Drumochter, The Drumochter Mountains
Grid RefNN661776
Lat/Lon56.87026, -4.19886


A'Bhuidheanach Bheag is a rather featureless Munro summit, and more part of the vast plateau east of Drumochter and Dalwhinnie rather than a hill in its own right. Its nearby minor Munro Top Glas Mheall Mor is more distinctive.

The most popular and most straightforward way up A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim follows a fine track from near Dalwhinnie up to the faint remains of a disused quarry. Thereafter, fence-posts indicate the route to these Munro summits. A longer and more enjoyable outing is to combine A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim with Meall Chuaich just to the north of the high plateau. Navigation can be testing, even in clear conditions.



Hillwalking routes up A' Bhuidheanach Bheag



1. East of Drumochter »


Carn na Caim, A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Meall Chuaich form a linear route on the eastern side of Drumochter Pass. Having a bike or other transport organised will save a long return route as the start and end points are around 11km apart.

Ascent : 1100m (3610ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 8:10hr

2. Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag hiking route »


Carn na Caim, A'Bhuidheanach Bheag are the highest points on the vast expanse east of Drumochter Pass. A fine track leads from the busy A9 onto this expanse, where a line of fence-posts make for straightforward navigation on what would otherwise be very challenging ground.

Ascent : 800m (2620ft)
Distance : 16km (10m)
Time : 5:30hr



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A'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Glas Mheall Mor from Sgairneach MhorA'Bhuidheanach Bheag and Glas Mheall Mor from Sgairneach Mhor
Heading up onto A'Bhuidheanach Bheag's vast plateauHeading up onto A'Bhuidheanach Bheag's vast plateau
On the track north of A'Bhuidheanach BheagOn the track north of A'Bhuidheanach Bheag
On A'Bhuidheanach Bheag's summit plateauOn A'Bhuidheanach Bheag's summit plateau
A'Bhuidheanach Bheag's nearby Munro Top, Glas Mheall MorA'Bhuidheanach Bheag's nearby Munro Top, Glas Mheall Mor
Winter on A'Bhuidheanach BheagWinter on A'Bhuidheanach Bheag




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