Beinn Bheula from Loch Goil

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Nov 16

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12 km (7.5 miles) with 800 m of ascent

Join us to bag this westerly outlying peak in the Arrochar Alps range!

Not so much a single peak but more a rugged cluster of tops, Beinn Bheula rises above forestry plantations between Loch Eck to its south-west and Loch Goil to the east. We will traverse the mountain following an anti-clockwise circular route and if conditions are clear we should be rewarded with some fine views of the the Clyde estuary and it's various sea-lochs to the south and mountain ranges to the north. If we're really lucky we may even see the hills on the islands of Mull, Jura and Arran!

On it's southern slopes we may spot the wreckage of a Martlet AL251 that crashed on the mountain during the second world war.

Details of the proposed route can be found on the Walkhighlands website.

Pronounced something like 'Bain Vay-Wah' in Gaelic, the English translation of Beinn Bheula is a bit vague - one source gives it as Mouth Mountain another as Hill of the Ford. Curiously, Google translates the proper noun Bheula as Belgium and although quite low down in the table of Corbetts, at 779 m, Beinn Bheula still dwarfs all of the hills in Europe's low countries!

In mid-November, hopefully our views will be enhanced by fine autumn colours, but bear in mind we may also experience our first taste of winter, if there has been a dusting of snow on the summits - so be sure to come prepared for the conditions.


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