Pirnmill Hills: Mullach Buidhe of Beinn Bharrain
Compared to their illustrious neighbours on the eastern side of Arran, the Pirnmill hills are unfrequented and unassuming. However, a round of these hills provides a very enjoyable day with fine views. Notwithstanding the OS map, Beinn Bharrain is the name of the whole hill, with Mullach Buidhe the highest of its summits.
Boggy approach path. Some tricky scrambling on the ridge, but this can be bypassed. Straightforward hillwalking on the tops, with a good path on the final descent.
Bus to Pirnmill.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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