Name:Beinn Dearg Mor
Hill number:1025
Height:906.28m / 2973ft
SMC/RHB Section:14A: Loch Maree to Loch Broom
Topographical area:HW02 Mullach-slioch
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Yeaman, Trail 100
Grid ref:NH 03220 79927
Summit feature:rock on S side of large cairn
Col:342m  NH027784  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 19
(1:25k) 435N 435S
Observations:0.61m higher than spectacular summit 70m ESE at NH 03287 79908
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
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Biked from Gruinard - 5.4 miles to top end of Loch na Sealga. Path on south side of Loch and then up to Loch Toll an Lochain. Steep grassy climb ro the ridge! Increasing wind, showers and lack of visibility! NW to the Bheag - solo.bolton21/07/2024
From Gruinard Bay. Gravel bike up the track to Loch na Sealga - needed to lift the bike over the locked gate at the start, then an uncomfortable rough 8.5km to the loch. Left the bikes to complete the hills on foot - struck off to tackle the north ridge of Beinn Dearg Beag, getting onto which was steep indeed. Some good scrambling to be had on the ridge, which felt very untrodden. Continued on to Beinn Dearg Mor, with superlative views. Definitely one of the most spectacular summits in Scotland. Descended by returning to the bealach and down to Loch Toll and Lochain, then the long walk out to the end of the Loch and the bikes. 18km walking, 1240m ascent, 17km cycling. 9h30 total. Will walk the whole way and wild camp next time, the track is better suited to proper mountain bikesRockdoctor07/05/2024
BDB & BDM - solo. Cycled along by the Gruinard River to the bridge before Loch na Sealga followed by a long walk up to Loch Toll a Lochain. Plagued by hundreds of deer keds all day!Dangerous Dave05/09/2023
Done as a circuit of Beinn Dearg Bheag via the north ridge from the Gruinard River, before traversing the ridge to Beinn Dearg Mhor via the bealach. Descent was down the south east coire after the south peak with a traverse straight to the back of Larachantivore. From there I took the bog path direct to Shenaval and up the path to where I could break off and up onto the spine of Sail Liath to get onto the An Teallach ridge. Lots of evidence of the previous Saturday's storm which sat over the mountain with voluminous thunder, lighting and heavy rain for several hours. A massive slide looks to have taken place in Corrag Bhuide with Loch Toll an Lochain looking very opaque from all the sediment still sitting in suspension. Pinnacles taken reasonably direct to Sgurr Fiona and then following a line across to Sgurr Creag an Eich and out to Sgurr Ruadh to descend the ridge that's always enticed me. I had intended to head up Sail Mhor as part of this but the fitness felt a little lacking and aEnnoch22/07/2023
R Steve is this the best Corbett? Met last Corbett bagger. Fantastic day Richard Tait02/05/2023
Beinn Dearg Mor and Beinn Dearg Beag from Corriehallie with John. Parked at Corriehallie car park and followed the track South and then the split off to Shenavall. Crossed the river in fromt of the bothy with no issues and then carefully across the bog to Larachantivore, including a second river crossing. Ascended steeply up to BD Mor's East top avoiding the overhanging crags, and then proceeded around to the corbett summit. Had lunch, then descended down to the bealach and then up to the summit of BD Beag. Descended back to the bealach, then slowly down into Coire Toll an Lochan, then skirted east of the lochan and then down to the path running along Loch na Sealga back to just before Larachantivore, where we then retraced our steps back to Shenavall and back to Corrie Hallie. Big day under blue skies - 10.5hrs in total.mproudfoot29/04/2023
Walked in from Gruinard Bay, camping at the head of Loch na Sealga. Climbed both Corbetts via Toll an Lochain before walking out. Beautiful day, both stunning summits. Tough walk though - ~28km including the walk out, mostly rough ground, and 1,400m ascent.douglas_easton15/05/2022
Walked in from Gruinard the day before and camped by Loch Beinn Dearg. Climbed Bheag first followed by Mor. Cloud just down on the tops but cleared afterwards.rjf3510/08/2021
Gruinard - track - Beinn Dearg Bheag by NW ridge - Beinn Dearg Mor - back to Bealach - path by Loch na Sealga - track - Gruinarddavidpettit8430/05/2019
Cycled up to Loch Sealga then intermittent tracks along loch and up past Loch Toll to col, then BDM and BDB. Steep sections higher up require care. Cycling did save time thanks to recent pothole filling.Topographer5713/05/2019
From Carnmore via Lochan na Bearta after hills around Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor, as on first ascent.mae211/05/2019
With: hb; From Shenevall, across two very low rivers & very dry bog (!) to Larachantivore. Slanted and zig-zagged to gain S corrie then up to the E top. Along ridge to main summit and airy top. Descended to bealach then up Beinn Dearg Bheag and N top. Descended back to bealach then down to Loch Toll an Lochain down to path by Loch na Sealga for return to Shenevall.Ian Baines05/06/2018
With: ib; Helen Baines05/06/2018
with dave and regJamesSDonald02/05/2018
From Gruinard. No bike hire in Ullapool, so had to walk. Tough slog up up Loh Toll an Lochain, veered slightly too far west and had to contour under crags. Also missed the faint path from the Mor/Beag col to the summit, it's on the north side. Stunning views of An Teallach, quite hazy south. Summit area is fantastic.Owen B26/09/2017
From BD Bheag.MichaelF18/07/2017
Via Shenavall, the 2 river crossings were easy without need to wade, the bog in between the 2 rivers got me though. Up to the SE ridge scramble on the left of the approach coire, mentioned in passing in the Corbetts book. This was much better than expected, probably grade 3, with absorbing route finding. Felt quite adventurous. Descent from the Mor Beag col. A fine hill.David Bell29/05/2017
CK SheilaS22/04/2017
Beinn Dearg Bheag and Beinn Dearg Mor from Gruinard on overnight backpack. Long walk in and along Loch na Sealga, ascent to Loch Toll an Lochain then beallach between the two tops. Beinn Dearg Bheag then Beinn Dearg Mor, straightforward but no views. Rivers high on walk in and rain for much of route. Also visited spectacular summit c70m away from summit cairn.RobertP08/07/2016
Hot day, great viewsoatcake04/06/2016
With Mora, a 6 day backpack trip from Incheril, plus a revisit of 3 Munro'sBLACKHILL04/06/2014
Solo trip from camp at NW end of Loch na Sealga.Invicta1413/05/2014
Repeat w Jenx from Carnmore side. Bagged N top too as well as repeat on the Beag. Great warm late summer weather.nordicstar23/09/2013
round of 4 beinn chaisgain, beinn a chaisein mor, beinn dearg mor, beinn dearg bheag, from gruinard house cycled along tracks along river gruinard to loch na sealga then to summits anticlockwise, long day.robertphillips08/09/2013
Me leading 2 or 3 pupils on evening quick climb after bigger group walked over from Corrie Hallie to Shenavall. Mist, tricky river crossings both ways, and quite dark by the time we got back!NorfolkPT2124/07/2012
TMS Heightingdavidsbatty06/07/2011
WITH Stan and Mike from Corrie HallieBobf12/06/2011
With Benalistairpooler05/06/2011
Scramble up the West ridge of Beinn Dearg BeagHarper10010/10/2010
MC JC. With Beinn Dearg Bheag. Wandered in from Coirrie Hallie on evening of 29 MAy where at the car it was readin 29 degrees at 7 pm. Camped beyond Shenavall over the river beside a large patch of flowering gorse. Met people coming out from Fisherfield who were staggering with dehydration! Ascended straight up SE ridge. Steep and hot. Great setting. Great cliffs and ridges. Steep descent and up the Bheag. Direct descent to tiny lochan between the two peaks. Had a paddle. 2.5h out to car in 30 deg heat.Martin6630/05/2009
2 day trip from Gruinard Bay with Peter Cottam. Camped in the flat area around NG992855 and ascended Beinn Dearg Bheag & Mor. Next day Beinn a' Chaisgein Mor, Beinn a' Chaisgein Beag meeting the Hasties, back to camp and walk out.Galltywenallt15/06/2007
Day after the big six, camped beside Loch Beinn Dearg, fantastic day, was on top before 8, incredibly, met another bloke up there! he was rounding up distant Corbetts.Colinmac200515/05/2007
1 of 2: From Coire Hallie.ChrisR14/05/2007
Round trip from Corriehallie, with Bheag, tough day. Perfect weather, no midges, fairly dry bog after Shenavall. Superb views of Munros, done many years before.Aye Jimmy01/05/2007
Climbed with Being Dearg Bheag. Clear sunny day. Camped at the bothy. Second days walkingbrangie09/06/2006
Staying at Shenaval. With Will, Craig & Alan + bloke from bothy.Grinner26/07/2004
via SW ridge offering good scramblingdmckeith11/08/2003
stayed in Shenaval bothy for this and a few more.IanHHill07/07/2003
easy walking high up, fantastic view, worth the slog of getting hereWhithaugh22/09/2002
With Dave Roeder. Fr Shenavall (16:00) forded 2 rivers and up to summit. Continued to Beinn Dearg Bheag. Weather OK. River crossing seemed shallower on way back - perhaps below confluence. Back to bothy 21:30. Weather improving with good views laterdbb04/07/2002
From Shenvall, walked in from Corrie Hallie, then dropped gear and over rivers. Up the grand NE ridge, and onto the Beag to before return to bothy. Good warm up for the 'six' !nordicstar05/05/2001
RS AS. Shenavall to Beinn Dearg Mor by scramble to east ridge then onto Beinn Dearg Bheag & return to Shenavall. Fine mild sunny day.Vin05/05/2001
Beinn Dearg Mor and top, Beinn Dearg Bheag and Beinn a'Chaisgein Mor after warm night in Shenavall bothy later reporst as -14C.Eddie16/01/2001
Great from Gruinard Tests show that it takes the same time on foot as by bike.Gill01/01/2000
Beautiful pair with the Beag. Bagged on a through walk from Poolewe.gman09/09/1999
Self From Sheneval Bothy where i stayed. Lovely hillfergie04/08/1996
From Shenaval bothy. Off at 7.30. In boots with one sock to cross both rivers - water up to calf height. Off on rising traverse over trackless tussock, swamp, heather and boulders. Over 2 or 3 red rock runs and clamber straight up on all fours to a rocky outcrop. Entered corrie on W side. Small descent past a snow patch and uphill on sandstone slab covered grass slope to top. 11.05. Magnificent spot. Eagle hovered with 8' wings then stooped down the rock face out of sight by tucking its wings back. Stupendous. to B D B.arranc25/05/1995
PT & TJH; walked in to Shenavall the previous day. Waded river at Larachantivore in the rain, fresh snow and gales, with not much view, from the top. Very heavy rain on the walk-out from Shenavall the next day.NorfolkPT2116/12/1994