Aonach Beag is a 1,116-metre (3,661 ft) mountain in the Highlands of Scotland in the remote area between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest of Ben Alder.Its prominence is 99 metres (325 ft) with its parent peak, Geal-Charn, about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the east. Next day was bright and sunny and I headed for Glen Nevis. The first part of this climb is a little steeper, with some rocks, but there are no difficulties. Looking west behind us on one of these rests, Loch Ossian appeared, making an elegant sweeping S between the flanking Munros of Beinn Na Lap and Carn Dearg. Where is Aonach Beag? Descent from Beinn Eibhinn towards Aonach Beag: On reaching the summit of Aonach Beag we stopped only long enough to take some photographs before continuing on our way. Scotland is under national lockdown. The descent route back for Culra leaves from here, but before taking it there is still Beinn Eibhinn to ascent. aonach masc. Stac Pollaidh - Assynt 2017. We were staying close to the lodge at the east end of the loch, so had a short start to the day, but most people would begin from the train station at Corrour, a stop on the Fort William to Glasgow West Highland line. Return back down the ridge to the last bealach. Ben Alder sits proudly in the middle of the Grampian Mountains. It rises to a height of 1116m (3661ft) above sea level. This section of road was constructed for the sizable hydro scheme so, after a dam, the path reverted to the original stalker’s path. Does your firm want to sponsor this route. adj. Rating: 3.5/5 (42 votes cast) Detailed route description and map. Corrour Summit. Corrour Station to Tulloch Via Carn Dearg, Sgor Gaibhre, Aonach Beag, and Beinn Eibhinn This is a straight forward walk with fine views at Corrour including Leum Uilleim, Beinn na Lap, and even Ben Alder. Scottish Munros (Challenge yourself to bag all 282!) At the summit of Aonach Beag: The ascent of … It’s a quick and easy walk to Aonach Beag and I arrive on the summit wearing sunglasses like some kind of prima donna to be greeted by to other walkers. Aonach Beag (Nevis Range) Fort William: Mountain Goats 3rd August, 2019: 80: Aonach Mor: Fort William: Mountain Goats 3rd August, 2019: 81: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Glen Spean) Fort William: MIKE WOOD 13th March, 2020: 82: Beinn a'Chlachair: Fort William: Tim and Alice Simons 18th November, 2019: 83: Beinn na Lap: Fort William As we sat in the evening sunshine eating venison stew made with estate deer and admiring the majestic Highland landscape, I commented to Eric that when Scotland decides to do summer, it does it really well. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. This site uses cookies. The route described here is from Culra bothy which is closed but you can camp nearby; the setting is beautiful and accessed via a long walk-in from Dalwhinnie. We looked straight down into the base of Coire a' Charra Mhoir (Corrie of the Big Rock), the steep north-east face of Beinn Eibhinn dropping down to tiny Lochan a' Charra Mhoir. To the right Coire Cheap with a circular lochan, whilst on the left the larger Loch an Sgoir is cradled by the spectacular Lancet Edge, whilst the route continues up steep Aisre Ghobhainn, with a path avoiding any problems. When the slope eases, continue across rough ground until curving left to gain the ridge leading up towards Carn Dearg, which gives much better going. Beinn na Lap - Corrour / Rannoch Moor 2018. It was temptingly close. Continue up the steep heather slopes to the northwest; the going can be eased slightly by following the line of a grassy gully which is usually dry. Snowdon. In the end it was the glorious weather that made the difference – Eric opted to snooze in the sunshine at the cairn of Aonach Beag while I made the swift three-kilometre return journey across to the summit of Geal Charn. This route begins from Culra bothy; the walk in from Dalwhinnie to Culra is described separately. The train arriving at Corrour Halt with the Grey Corries in the background, Scotland HILL WALKER LOOKING TOWARDS … In the late afternoon sunshine, the gradual descent along the riverside was a great end to the big hill day. The ascent to dome-like summit of Aonach Beag is short and straightforward; again the summit is marked by a small cairn. Beinn Eighe. art. The summit of the mountains was once an observatory built in 1883 … © 2021 - Highland News and Media Ltd. All rights reserved. After a slight dip the ridge rises more gently to the first of two summits, marked with the same height on OS 1:25 000 mapping; the second of them is regarded as the Munro, the fourth of the day. After a shaky start to the season, July finally heralded the arrival of summer and it’s great to be able to get out to bank big Munro days in the good weather. The mountain stands at 4,409 feet above sea level. It can be approached from Luiblea in the north, or the western summits can be climbed from Corrour Station. Our route followed this natural feature, first dropping down to a col before ascending the straightforward SW ridge of Aonach Beag to reach its summit cairn at 1116m or 3,661ft. The Grey Corries offer some of the finest hiking in the Scottish highlands. Cross the tracks and head ENE along the bulldozed track towards Loch Ossian. Other routes and challenges. The summit of Carn Dearg has fine views, with Ben Alder and its Leachas ridges having pride of place. Campbell self-catering cottage Kinloch Rannoch. To continue the walk to the next two Munros, follow the edge of the plateau WSW; it soon narrows and becomes an obvious ridge as it leads on to a high bealach at 1016 metres. Back on Aonach Beag and reunited with Eric, we both returned to the bealach before Beinn Eibhinn and then started our descent into the glen via Coire a' Charra Bhig (Corrie of the Small Rock). From there he headed north east in the direction of Geal Charm before heading west towards Aonach Beag followed by Beinn Eibhinn. We did Beinn Eibhinn, Aonach Beag and Geal Charn from Corrour. Around it a herd of deer grazed – once my eyes spotted one, another and another become visible until I could see 20 or 30 beasts strung out across the hillside. 18.3 km away. sg. They had walked in from Corrour station climbing Aonach Beag and Beinn Eibhinn. The terrain stayed surprisingly good and, as the hillside pulled away from the glen into Glas Choire below Beinn Eibhinn’s summit, we made a beeline downwards. Culra bothy is closed due to the presence of asbestos so it is necessary to carry a tent and camp nearby. ... Corrour Station House SYHA Hostel hostel Corrour. Beinn na Lap (935 m) is a mountain in the Grampian Mountains of Scotland. Our plan was to stay high for as long as possible on the flanks of Beinn Eibhinn before descending into the glen once the stalkers' path reformed after its descent into the glen from Bealach Cumhann and Ben Alder Cottage. All the walking routes up Aonach Beag on Mud and Routes can Buachaille Etive Mor. A particularly sunny weekend staying in Corrour culminated in this traverse of the chain of three Munros from the east end of Loch Ossian consisting of Beinn Eibhinn, Aonach Beag and Geal Charn. The summit survey point was at ... Nevis & Aonach Beag. The path traversed some steeper ground but, with dry grass and the remnants of the constructed path crossing the scree slopes, there were no difficulties. Start at Corrour rail halt. At the 'Right of Way Society' post (GR 368669) the track ... Descend 120m SE following the well-worn path down the ridge before ascending NE to the summit of Aonach Beag … Culra bothy; no vehicular access. The wind got up along this final section but, as we picked our way across the small boulder field, the cooling breeze was a welcome relief from the still air of the glen below. Aonach Beag is 1115 metres high. From Culra a faint path starts up the slope to the west towards Carn Dearg, soon petering out. Spent our last evening sinking a couple of cold beers over a meal at the Station House. Follow the southwest ridge easily down to the next bealach. Good walking along the ridge with a steep ascent to Geal Charn. It can be approached from Luiblea in the north, or the western summits can be climbed from Corrour Station. Located on the western side of the Grampian Mountains in Lochaber, the mountain attracts close to 100,000 ascents a year. Have you found an error or is any information wrong or missing? Crossing here took us to the west side of the burn where we followed a track down through the trees to the Corrour Estate house and then onto the track back around the south side of Loch Ossian. A good chat was had and I then head off towards Stob Coire Bhealaich. On the steep, final part of this descent we passed a couple of backpackers who were completing a multi-day traverse of the Central Highland Munros. The climb up to Aonach Beag was short and had the sweet reward of a grand view of the northern flanks of Ben Alder. As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.There are 21 user reports for this walk - click to read them. The views from the foot of Loch Trieg include the Easains and. by Mollie Hughes. View northeast from the summit of Sgor Gaibhre towards Aonach Beag Once we reached the burn there was a handy crossing point, which was an iron walkway that ran along the top of a tiny dam. Ben Lomond & Balmaha 2017. From here a faint path angles south to avoid some scree to reach grassier ground. Last look back at Corrour Station : Looking west from near the station towards Ben Nevis and Aonach Beag : One of the paths leading from the station. Most popular are the Corbetts – summits between 2500 and 3000 feet – which provide every bit as much challenge, if not more, than the Munros themselves. From the summit dome it was then a short steep drop to a bealach before climbing again onto the flank of Beinn Eibhinn, the first Munro of the day. Aonach Beag is a munro in the Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht region. There is a large cairn at the summit comprising numerous loose stones. sg. To do all 3 took us around 8.5 hours with quite a few stops. Once beyond the bogs drop down to the Allt Coire a'Laobhair and head for the stalkers path a short distance up the far slope. No road access to Culra. The high ridge running from Beinn Eibhinn over Aonach Beag to Geal Charn, and its eastern extension to Carn Dearg, is one of the remotest mountain groups in Scotland. Descend into Coire a'Charra Bhig, crossing and then keeping to the left of the stream. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. It says" Take Care. But even they should consider spending the night, as Benalder Cottage is surely as fine a place to stay as any in Scotland. From here the path continues for a further 5.5km before reaching Culra bothy once more, crossing the Allt Loch an Sgoir along the way. As Staoineag and Luibeilt are approached the views include Ben Nevis, Aonach Beag, Grey Corries and … Braeriach. Mit seinen 1234 Metern Höhe ist der Aonach Beag der siebthöchste Berg Schottlands und zählt zu den höchsten Erhebungen Großbritanniens. Summary:The high ridge running from Beinn Eibhinn over Aonach Beag to Geal Charn, and its eastern extension to Carn Dearg, is one of the remotest mountain groups in Scotland. Route 5 Corrour Station to Glen Nevis Route 6 Caledonian Canal 2 Ben Nevis and The Aonachs Summit summary: Ben Nevis Route 7 Ben Nevis by the Mountain Track Route 8 Carn Mor Dearg Arête Route 9 Ledge Route Route 10 Half Ben Nevis (CIC Hut) Route 11 Meall an t-Suidhe Route 12 Carn Mor Dearg East Ridge Route 13 Aonach Beag from the Back Sgurr Choinnich Beag cold beers over a meal at the Station House highlands! 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