Beinn Bhuidhe from the Loch Fyne approach

Beinn Bhuidhe

Routes up Beinn Bhuidhe above Loch Fyne and Loch Shira

Beinn Buidhe is a hill to leave for a fine day. The views from the summit are excellent, but long approaches and sections of flat, pathless, grass and tussock covered ground will have you getting lost in misty conditions.

Main route summary

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This solitary Munro sits just west of the northern end of Loch Lomond, so in theory could be accessed from various points. The easiest accesses are however made from the south, via Glen Shira or Glen Fyne. Both these glens have fine roads and tracks heading up them that are cyclable and both have pros and cons with regard to accessing the mountain.

Glen Fyne can be cycled up to the base of a short walk (3km) to reach the summit, however as the track reaches a gate, cyclists are 'encouraged' to leave bikes and walk an extra 500m. Highland cattle are also present on this route and although docile, they may present a problem if you're taking a dog with you. Glen Shira is longer, however, you can cycle further up on a fine tarred road. You takes your pick !

Munros Beinn Bhuidhe (948m, Munro 216)
Ascent 1025m (3,350 ft)
Distance   17km (10.5 miles)
Time walking : 6hr*
running+biking : 1:55hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Head of Loch Shira
(grid ref : NN111103)

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Meanings  Beinn Bhuidhe : 'yellow hill'

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