Name:Beinn Talaidh
Hill number:1303
Height:761.6m / 2499ft
SMC/RHB Section:17E: Mull and Nearby Islands
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:IM01 Mull
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman,
Deleted Corbett
Grid ref:NM 62549 34700
Summit feature:ground 5m E of trig point
Col:332m  NM553332  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 49
(1:25k) 375E
Observations:ground is 0.23m higher than base of trig point; base of cairn 25m SW at NM 62536 34680 is about 0.8m lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica 530
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With L & RJanet M12/05/2024
See log for Beinn Bhuidhe. Hint of a path up nose of beinn Talaidh. Easy going. Very nice, well-maintained bothy at foot of hill.carole engel22/04/2024
Bob & Duke Tuesday 20th/6/2023 Z 1629 hrs.DukeNukem20/06/2023
Circuit from main road. 1 of 3thekirkie pirate24/03/2023
Hey Mr Tally man, come tally my HuMP count. A superb top to notch up 888 Humps on before a very peaceful night alone down in the bothy.Alex C22/03/2023
CK SheilaS14/03/2023
Up the ridge from Tomsleibhe bothy. A steep descent and on to Sgùrr Dearg next.Grinner06/08/2022
from N, CP for Glen Forsa, via track and Tomsleibhe, then N ridge. Wet and windy and no views on top, but satisfying to get it done.IanHHill26/06/2022
With Sunny, Sgurr Dearg (G), Dun da Ghaoithe (C), Beinn Talaidh (G) Tough going, steepHuwel09/09/2021
Standard SMC route from Glen More. Steep first half.willyross25/08/2021
Straight up and down from the road in Glen More in 2 hours. Warm day, cloud cleared 10 minutes after we left the summit.Rockdoctor18/08/2020
From bend on A849 (can drive a short way up the track). Handy hole in fence at large post.PGCE23/02/2020
Solo from the bend on the A849. From the track north at the high point I headed up the steep slopes which got increasingly easier with height. 2.5 hours solo return.bolton22/09/2019
Approached from the S from glen more. very steep pull up to the ridge where it lessens. superb day in great weather with fantastic views. descended the same way. One of the steepest hills ive done for sure. Trig Pillar lying on the ground, presumed by a lightning strikeWayne Mac08/08/2019
With Dave Wragg after Sgurr Dearg. Between forestry plantations, up east ridge between burns. Hot and sunny, stiff breeze. Hitched back to car. Rounsfell23/06/2019
From Glen Forsa collecting controls after SIPR.daviemore18/05/2019
Track then steep but even ground up to SE ridge.Topographer5711/04/2019
Heather. Wet!garbo110310/09/2018
Third visit, third failure to gain a viewColin Crawford08/05/2018
Run (in the loosest terms) up the track and had a look in the bothy. Sharp climb to summit with a patch of snow for Tali to have a play in. Misty summit, too a chance and descended to the col direct, traversing sheep trods and making use of the Grassy rakes. Over Beinn Bheag and back to the both. The a 6km tab back down the track. With Debs and Tali.Mountain Goat07/05/2018
Short steep ascent and descent, from the bend in the A849. Dry, light wind and misty top. 2 hoursalexmaclennan21/05/2017
Cruiach Choiredail and Bein Talaidh and nice rdge between. Bus out from Craignure and hitched backdickscroop12/04/2017
Set off from the bend in the road to the south in rain due to our keen companions Kev and Jenny. Followed the path that runs parallel with the river running west to a stile over the deer fence. Steep grass ensured we were soon in the cloud. Luckily the rain stopped and cloud lifted just after we had left the summit.mindlessflogger19/12/2016
From A849 bend near Torness.ChrisR02/09/2015
With The Count.Dangerous Dave26/12/2013
With Alfie, Coel, Sail, Danu, Eire and Evan.Dangerous Dave02/06/2013
Second top on a cool and windy morning with Jim Bloomer. Had to endure another 10 minute hale storm on the summit.Dugswell201/05/2013
from Beinn na Duatharach. Relentless steep slopes. Near summit views of Glens Cannel and Forsa. Returned to start point by traversing around south side of Maol a' Ghearraidhraffemeister21/10/2012
squrr dearg, and beinn talaidh.robertphillips08/04/2012
The latest OS shows as 761(763) Is this a Corbett?ancient brit30/08/2011
With Gavin Rees. Parked at the bend in the road (A849) at 642 328. We followed the forest track for a few minutes then over a low fence to find deep tussock grass, bog and bracken. Very hard going. Steep climb up to Maol nam Fiadh but much easier once on the ridge. The cairn is quite a distance from the trig point and does seem slightly higher. Back same way.Dangerous Dave25/07/2010
With Andy Hardy, cycled in from Northzoob28/05/2009
Trig revisit. Fine stony summit. Iconic hill - saw it from many directions over the weekend, rising fang-like, although at time of ascent the summit was in cloud (cleared 30 minutes later!). Straightforward steep climb from SE, tussocky at start, then good terrain. Followed ridge SW to the 544m summitRHW25/03/2008
From bend in road, car park by bridge. Straight up steep end to topnordicstar21/01/2008
MC JC. Climbed from Glen More on a very dreich day.Martin6602/01/2006
A Hogmanay wander with Shaky during a New Year week in Tobermory. Done from the bend on the A849 near Torness along the forest track & then up the SE ridge. Cold with the view clear to the east & south but not so much in other directions. A fine hill - had originally intended to include Sgurr Dearg too, but abandoned that idea in favour of an early start at the Mishnish...NotReallyABagger31/12/2005
With Pauline, Tim, Chris, Jimmy, and Rob and ChristineRobF01/05/2005
R Richard Tait30/07/2003
From Glen Cannel and Mam BhradhadailAlan Moore26/05/2003
SMMC Mull meet, with Jimmy and Margaret Tague, Charlie Prowse and David Rhind.clashcityrocker22/10/1997
JEB, FJB, ERB HFB22/07/1997
Mull tripBLACKHILL08/06/1996
Ascended by the south ridge with cloud on top and snow to low levels.JohnW13/04/1996
Solo. Cycled from Salen through Glen Forsa to Tomsleibhe bothy to Beinn Bheag & Beinn Talaidh. A blustery day.Vin22/10/1995
Afternoon traverse from wild camp in Glen Moree,Beinn Talaidh, Sgurr Dearg, Dun da Ghaoithe to the ferry.Eddie22/04/1995
With Jimmy White on day trip from Glasgow. Bus to big bend on road then to Beinn Talaidh, Beinn Bheag, Sgurr Dearg, trig and Dun da Ghaoithe. Down to pier in time for the Oban ferry.lordtonult15/05/1994
Self. camped, it was a Corbett when I did it but has been demotedfergie18/04/1994
Self and TaffyInvicta1422/06/1993