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Beinn Bhuidhe
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Beinn Bhuidhe
Highest point
Elevation 948 m (3,110 ft)
Prominence 592 m (1,942 ft)
Parent peak Ben Lui
Listing Munro
Naming
English translation Yellow hill
Language of name Gaelic
Pronunciation Gaelic [ə ˈveiɲ ˈvujə]
Geography
Parent range Grampian Mountains
OS grid NN20361871
Topo map OS Landranger 50, 56.
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Ben Bhuidhe (Gaelic: A' Bheinn Bhuidhe) is a Scottish mountain at the head of Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute.

Overview

Beinn Bhuidhe is a 948 metres (3,110 ft) Munro that lies separately from the main body of the Arrochar Alps. It is an isolated mountain which, particularly when climbed in winter conditions, has a "real feeling of expedition about it". It is a remote and unfrequented hill, situated to the north of the head of Loch Fyne between the upper reaches of Glen Fyne and Glen Shira. It is the only high hill in an extensive tract of featureless moorland between the head of Loch Lomond and Loch Awe. Its long summit ridge has three tops, the summit being the south-western one. Beinn Bhuidhe is much quieter than the Arrochar Alps proper, due in part to the 7.3 kilometres (4.5 mi) walk-in along a private road before starting the climb.

Geography

Beinn Bhuidhe is large mountain with three ridges shaped like the prongs of a trident. The longest ridge is the most southerly of the three and extends to Clachan Hill (658 metres (2,159 ft)). The shortest is the most northerly and runs to Beinn an t-Sidhein (694 metres (2,277 ft)). Between them lies the main ridge upon which the summit is located, which runs for 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Tom a’ Phiobaire in the south-west to Ceann Garbh (803 metres (2,635 ft)) in the north-east. The summit (948 metres (3,110 ft)) is located approximately midway along this ridge.

Ascents

There are roads in both Glen Fyne and Glen Shira but Beinn Bhuidhe is mostly accessed from the former. There are good tracks giving access to the long south-west ridges, but the short and steep route running west-north-west from Inverchorachan House is the most popular.

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