Name:Cruach nan Capull
Hill number:1432
Height:612m / 2008ft
SMC/RHB Section:19C: Loch Fyne to Bute and the Firth of Clyde
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Topographical area:HS06 Beinnmhor-corradie
Catchment:Holy, Catchment Boundaries, Striven
Watershed:Firth of Clyde
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G,Y)
Grid ref:NS 09586 79544
Summit feature:rock 6m NE of cairn
Drop:486m
Col:126m  NS083837  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 63
(1:25k) OL37S 362N 363S
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Surveys of Cnoc Coinnich Cruach nan Capull and Cruach nam Mult.pdf
Comments:summit measurement is 612.0m
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From Corrachaive entrance. Up the forest track, left just after the quarry, marked by a small cairn. Overnight and continuing rain plus fallen trees made for slow, wet going, but still a reasonable route to Mid Hill. Then along the fence in the clag to the top.Owen B26/05/2024
Good parking by church NS 091753. Struggled via Stronyaraig (tussocks, gorse, bracken) to reach open hillside at NS 0931 7584. Continued from top along fenceline around head of Inverchaolain Burn to reach Bishops Seat and then Black Craig. Descent via Allt a'Mhill Bhuidhe burn, to reach track at NS 0983 7553 - not much bracken - mostly avoidablecarole engel07/05/2024
Cruach nan Capull and Cruach Neuran from Glen Lean/Corrachaive. Some windblow on zig zag track but easily bypassed. Route acroos col looks unlikely from above but straightforward. Descent by lower Cruach Neuran burn slightly more convoluted owing to trees and washout but ok.daviemore22/04/2024
Circuit from B836. 2 of 4thekirkie pirate21/04/2023
From Corrachaive as described in SMC guidebook. Unmapped zigzagging path to Mid Hill very helpful but could not locate the upper part of it in descent, even leaving the forest edge at the correct location, helpfully taped by others!davidpettit8408/04/2023
Like others (thanks!), parked in pull-in just up from Corrachavie, up forest track to small cairn just after the quarry and then up (surprisingly) well used track to hill side. Then whoo-hoo loads of fresh snow! Steep snow plod up to summit. Clear air and fine views in all directions, particularly of Arran and Jura hills. Descent down Mid Hill broadly following old fence line to Cruach Nuran. 4.5 hrs walking but lots of stops!MichaelF26/03/2023
Parked at Inverchaolain Church. Walked up past Stronyaraig. Once through the forestry gates, left the track at a small quarry and followed deer fence uphill. Through gate in fence at first bend then up Sron Dearg. Nice ridge walk to trig and then up to summit. Solo.Dangerous Dave15/03/2023
ELMA SUILVENdonmeister20/08/2022
Route to Cruach nan Capull alone as per kdbennett. Zigzag track up from either edge of quarry is surprisingly boggy with a few fallen trees, but is a definite good way to climb through the forest.willyross18/07/2022
Parked in large layby at NS099822, walked into road to Corrachaive, left across river, and along forest road (under reconstruction) to where it crosses Midhill Burn (with new roadstone quarry), into forest along W edge of quarry to an overgrown but surprisingly good track that zigzagged SW up slopes to forest edge, then directly up Mid Hill ridge, turning S and ascending Cruach na Capull, up a gully, to summit, descended E of gully back to ridge following fence line down to wet and boggy col, ascended along Cruach Neuran Burn to beyond forest, then more northerly to E ridge of Cruach Neuran to summit, descended down ridge, entering forest E of the burn, easy going through trees, lucked upon an old vehicle track which continued SE down to the forest road at NS096809, thence back by outward route (4h55m)kdbennett12/07/2022
Circuit from Corrachaive of Cruach nan Capull and Cruach Neuran. Col between the hills was not too spongy. Descent via Cruach Neuran Burn.vuirich15/07/2021
Continuation from Cruach Neuran via an easy gap through the trees to Mid Hill and up the north ridge. Some spongy bog in the col area, otherwise easy going. Returned to Glen Lean via forest tracks near the Blackcraig Burn, much of the forest now felled.alda10/04/2021
Bad news. Inverchaolain Glen is new forestry, large area enclosed by a wobbly deer fence built of bendy wire. Worse still, the new trees are boring spruce at normal density but planted using holes instead of trenches. Part of Bolton's track has been wrecked in this way though still passable (for now). The good news is that there's a gate at approx. 096 768; the ATV track continues towards a big landslip, obliterated here but continues for easy walking in the sun, crunchy snow, frozen bogs, almost to Cruach nan Capull. Pleasant enough over Leacann nan Gall, but Black Craig was nasty - softening snow, thawing bogs. Descent was vile, from 111 754, to follow the outside of the fence, v. steep, climb at a strainer where it heads uphill, steep down tussocks, bogs, dead bracken, avoiding the gorse and then getting mixed up with planting holes close to the new track on the E side of the glen. Note: looks worse closer to Inverchaolain plus extra deer fence.Gill06/12/2020
From Stronyaraig up the nose, Cruach nan Capull, Leacann nan Gall, then back to the church via an old unmarked track with good bridges on the riverside.sclater25/09/2020
Followed 'bolton's route as below though there is a new deer fence running across the hill now at about 300/350m that needs to be climbed.49pp20/01/2020
CK SheilaS28/12/2019
left car at gourock, ferry over to dunoon,bus to sandhaven,along road and took upper track in glen kin, leacann nan gall, cruach nan capull repeat, cruach neuran south top, cruach neuran, cruach nan caorach, cnoc madaith, along track and road to ardtaraig for the bus back to dunoon.robertphillips21/12/2019
2 of 2: From Cruach Neuran. Forest breaks not obvious from above so returned to the col and followed to C.N.burn down to the forestry track.ChrisR02/10/2019
With the CowalFest Walking Festival.DavieRuts27/09/2019
Inverchaolain, Cruach nan Capull, Leacan nan Gall, Black Craig.PGCE21/05/2019
Parked by Inverchaolain church and took standard route N via Sron Dearg to reach Cruach nan Capull. Started raining at this point. Continued to Leacann nan Gall and descending close to Beallach na Sreine to join track down Inverchaolain Glen. Breezy, and warm for FebruaryRobertP23/02/2019
Parked at Inverchaolain church. Followed the track past Stronyaraig and up Inverchaolain Glen. At 102765 (Just over one mile and 500 feet altitude) an ATV track leads easily and quickly to the ridge. 2 hours to the summit and then on to Leacann nan Gall.bolton06/09/2018
MMC walk with Fraser, Malcolm and new guy Cameron. Dry overcast day. We came up the track to Leacann na Gall and onto Cruach na Capull. Retraced our steps when we met Fraser who made it to the top. 6 hours.alexmaclennan08/07/2018
Solo. Parked at the entrance to the churchyard at Inverchaolain. Went north on the road a little way and then past Stronyaraig. Walked north to go up the hillside to Sron Dearg. It was very hot and the going tough as there was much bracken and heather. I joined an ATV track that rises up from Coire nam Bruach. I wish I had known about this track as it would have provided an easier route up the hill. I followed the track north up the ridge to reach the trig point at point 572m and the summit of Cruach nan Capull. Returned over Leacann nan Gall.pwbellarby07/06/2018
After Beinn Ruadh then lunch at Benmore Garden café, did this as per SMC guide from Corrachaive path start on A815. Worked fine, but path in 2nd half of forest is not so much overgrown as very boggy. Just beginning to clear at summit.IanHHill15/05/2018
From Inverchaolain via Sron Dearg and south ridge.Winterfloodian29/04/2018
Up via Inverchaolain Fm and Black Craig. Bitter wind chill on summit. Descended into the glen then took a lower route than the marked track, more interesting, several fords and foot bridges, albeit the marked track would have been easier. By the way the call box shown on the map at 085772 is an empty shell.Topographer5726/02/2018
Parked at the church. Through Stronyaraig farm and straight up the nose to Sron Dearg, then taking in the Glenstriven trig pillar. On to Black Craig via the Highland 5 Leacann nan Gall.jonglew15/11/2017
With Jenx. Parked at Inverchaolain church, saw a red squirrel carrying a young kit in its mouth. Direct up the long ridge behind farm, rough going lower down till the ATV track comes in. Sadly mist above 450 m so limited vieee. Onto black crag next.nordicstar27/05/2016
Probably a good circuit on a finer day.jenx27/05/2016
Galltywenallt07/05/2016
From Corriecravie. Straightforward ascent, fine weather until just below summit when entered the cloud so no summit views.dickscroop09/10/2015
selfdavidsbatty24/07/2015
Bus from Dunoon to Corrachaive then through forest to Cruach nan Capull - Leacann nan Gall - Black Craig before descent back to Dunoon.benalder28401/06/2015
With Mora, from Corrachaive, parking at ns104818BLACKHILL26/09/2014
1st hill today from corrachaive.robertphillips04/01/2014
Solo192131/07/2013
With D Roeder. From road near Inverchaolain (092750)(10:20) up tracks and hillside steeply up to Black Craig. Down N to bealach and up ridge to summit of Cruach nan Capull. Fine day with good views over Clyde estuary. Onward N to Cruach Neuran (q.v.)dbb07/10/2012
MC JC O. Good views to Arran. Windy. Access through forestry. Steep final climb.Martin6629/09/2012
Alone, via Western Ferries on a bike.Grinner01/04/2012
Solo, camp below summit HFB31/03/2012
Second of a tripleheader between Black Craig and Cruach Neuran.campagvelocet16/04/2010
Parked at NS 094 827 on B836 at junction with forest road. Then over Cruach Neuran. Down over pt292 to B836 at ClachaigAlan Moore10/06/2009
Sunny, snow showers, windy (47mph), good views.iangalbraith21/03/2008
From chapel at Inverchaolain. On farm road around the hill to moor. Zigged uphill to horizon of nose leading steeply up to Sron Dearg and faint path to trig 8777 at 11.30. A further mile by fence to top at 12.05. to L nan Gullarranc22/03/2003
Parked at Inverchaolain and walked through the back of Stronyaraig farm over Sròn Dearg to the trig. A flat ridge walk from the trig to the summit a welcome break from the preceding days up and downs.garyhoney18/07/2000
Imposing hill. Revisited in rain with trig. (1) Corrachaive, tk to 098808 then thru small trees, descend Neuran from 090820 (2) from NW, see Neuran trigRHW03/01/2000
Solofergie10/12/1998
Evening run from Clachaig road to where taxi from Dunoon returned half hour before last ferry back. Anxious ten minutes while trying to re-locate day bag.Eddie23/06/1994
Munros and corbetts compleated in 2013 Grahams and Dinald, donald tops and new donalds compleated in 2017VerySlowPlodderblank