Beinn Teallach from Beinn a'Chaorainn

Beinn Teallach

Munro mountain above Glen Spean

With a height of 914m, Beinn Teallach just scrapes into Munro's tables. Statistics can be deceptive however, as routes to this mountain's summit from Glen Spean require a fair bit of effort.


Beinn Teallach


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height 914.6m
Prominence 299m
Meaning forge mountain
Lists Munro, 282
Location Creag Meagaidh, The Monadh Liath and Creag Meagaidh
Grid Ref NN361860
Lat/Lon 56.93585, -4.69493


Beinn Teallach's modest height of 914m, which scrapes it into Munro's tables, gives the impression of a quick day out. However, with long gently rising hillsides, expect something a longer, particularly if river-levels are in spate as a detour will be needed !

Approaches from the south up Beinn Teallach are through forestry, a fair amount of which has been recently felled. The area to the north is remote and wild. There are paths on Beinn Teallach hillsides and slopes, often rather damp underfoot.

A hike up Beinn Teallach can be combined with its higher and larger neighbour Beinn a'Chaorainn for a fine circular hillwalk from Roughburn near the Loch Laggan dam. For keen Munro-baggers, and if transport can be arranged between start and finish points, extending this route to include Creag Meagaidh and its neighbours make for an excellent long day's hiking !



Hillwalking routes up Beinn Teallach



1. Aberarder and Moy Munros »


Creag Meagaidh is a vast and stunning mountain at the heart of a range of 5 Munro peaks in the Central Highlands also including Beinn Teallach, Beinn a'Chaorainn, Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Carn Liath. Starting and finishing on the A86 above Loch Laggan, this circular hillwalking route takes in all 5 summits.

Ascent : 1850m (6070ft)
Distance : 27km (17m)
Time : 9:45hr

2. Roughburn Circuit »


Above Glen Spean and west of the Creag Meagaidh massif, the two Munros of Beinn Teallach and Beinn a'Chaorainn combine to make a delightful hillwalking circuit. Probably best hiked in winter conditions to view the massive cornice that forms above Beinn a'Chaorainn's eastern corries.

Ascent : 1215m (3990ft)
Distance : 16km (10m)
Time : 6hr



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Beinn Teallach from RoughburnBeinn Teallach from Roughburn
Frozen path on Beinn Teallach's southern shoulderFrozen path on Beinn Teallach's southern shoulder
North-east shoulder of Beinn TeallachNorth-east shoulder of Beinn Teallach
Beinn Teallach from Beinn a'ChaorainnBeinn Teallach from Beinn a'Chaorainn
Beinn Teallach from Carn Dearg in OssianBeinn Teallach from Carn Dearg in Ossian
The Allt a'Chaorainn in spate !The Allt a'Chaorainn in spate !




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