Rainbow over Beinn Dearg

Beinn Dearg (Atholl)

Munro in remote Atholl wilderness

Beinn Dearg is a heather-clad remote mountain tucked away in the Atholl wilderness. Fortunately good estate tracks make for relatively easy access.

Beinn Dearg

Meaningred mountain
ListsMunro, 124
LocationGlen Bruar to Glen Tilt, Gaick and Atholl
Grid RefNN853778
Lat/Lon56.87716, -3.88383

Hidden from most roadside views, Beinn Dearg is remote Munro mountain in the Atholl wilderness. Beinn Dearg's summit is composed of red granite boulders that sit above a vast expanse of heather moorland.

In the glens below Beinn Dearg there is a network of estate tracks, ideal for cycling on. Higher up there is a path along Beinn Dearg's crest, but veer away from this and you'll be on pathless terrain in a remote wilderness.

Routes up Beinn Dearg

Beinn Dearg from Calvine

Although Beinn Dearg is a remote Munro, there is a network of paths and estate tracks leading to its base, the most direct of which travels from Calvine through Glen Bruar.

Peaks : 1 Munro

Ascent : 1170m (3840ft)
Distance : 31km (19m)
Time : 5:30hr

Beinn Bhreac and neighbours

Cycling along estate tracks from Glen Tilt reaches the base of Beinn Dearg's southern shoulder, from where a very 'off-piste' circular route bags the Corbetts of Beinn Mheadhonach and Beinn Bhreac.

Peaks : 1 Munro, 2 Corbetts

Ascent : 1635m (5360ft)
Distance : 37km (23m)
Time : 9:20hr

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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