Beinn Mheadhoin

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Beinn Mheadhoin lies at the remote heart of the Cairngorms range, its summit plateau strewn with some spectacular granite tors. It can be approached either from the north across the magnificent Loch Avon basin - involving much reascent on the return - or via the longer approach from the south.

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Region: Cairngorms

Altitude: 1182 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Beinn Mheadhoin from Coire Cas via the Shelter Stone

Beinn Meadhoin and Derry Cairngorm from the Linn of Dee

Other routes and challenges

The position of Beinn Mheadhoin makes it possible to include it in any number of longer routes. The northeast shoulder can be ascended from below Loch Avon.

The southwest shoulder down to Loch Etchachan enables links to be made to Ben Macdui as an alternative to Derry Cairngorm - a combination possible from both Speyside and Deeside. Cairn Gorm could also be included in the route from the north.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

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Panoramic summit view (click to open)


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Users' walk reports for Stacan Dubha

There are 4858 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Beinn Mheadhoin. They have contributed 108 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  3/8/83  35 M2C1
  15/8/14  32 M5
  30/8/10  32 M1
  25/7/11  18 M7
  15/6/19  15 M8
  20/7/20  13 M6
  20/7/13  13 M8
  25/6/14  11 M6
  17/9/16  10 M6
  20/4/18  8 M4
  16/7/16  8 M3
  1/9/13  8 M13
  19/7/13  8 M1
  11/3/12  8 M2
  4/7/11  8 M5
  5/11/17  7 M5S4
  24/8/17  7 M6
  3/11/15  7 M3
  9/9/15  7 M7C1
  1/5/15  7 M2
  9/8/14  7 M2
  26/2/13  7 M1
  14/7/21  6 M3
  11/7/20  6 M5
  16/6/11  6 M4
  12/9/20  5 M3
  21/7/18  5 M3
  24/3/18  5 M3
  10/9/16  5 M1
  14/6/13  5 M5
  6/5/13  5 M1
  6/5/12  5 M4
  11/3/12  5 M2
  26/9/09  5 M1
  23/9/21  4 M14
  28/6/21  4 M9
  16/2/18  4 M1
  14/9/13  4 M4
  7/7/13  4 M3
  18/4/12  4 M1
  6/2/22  3 M8
  24/7/20  3 M4
  24/8/19  3 M8
  22/7/18  3 M3
  25/5/17  3 M4
  24/7/16  3 M6
  26/7/14  3 M1
  10/5/14  3 M1
  4/8/13  3 M1
  10/5/13  3 M2
  31/7/12  3 M3
  17/3/12  3 M2
  26/5/22  2 M11
  17/7/21  2 M3
  19/7/20  2 M1
  7/8/18  2 M5
  17/7/17  2 M5
  16/7/17  2 M3
  24/6/17  2 M2
  25/8/16  2 M5
  18/6/16  2 M2
  1/9/14  2 M5
  31/3/13  2 M8
  1/11/12  2 M5
  12/5/12  2 M3
  6/5/12  2 M2
  19/11/11  2 M4
  24/6/11  2 M8
  10/9/09  2 M3
  22/7/76  2 M3
  29/6/21  1 M9
  7/9/19  1 M1
  12/1/19  1 M1
  26/3/18  1 M1
  28/5/17  1 M2
  15/8/15  1 M2
  25/11/14  1 M5
  9/8/14  1 M3
  25/7/14  1 M3
  17/7/14  1 M1
  10/8/13  1 M4
  15/7/13  1 M3
  9/7/13  1 M4
  8/6/13  1 M3
  6/6/13  1 M3
  29/2/12  1 M4
  11/6/11  1 M3
  29/4/11  1 M1
  12/7/10  1 M2C1
  2/6/08  1 M3
  21/8/18  0 M1
  25/5/18  0 M6
  5/6/16  0 M3
  7/10/15  0 M2
  24/7/15  0 M3
  18/7/15  0 M4
  21/7/13  0 M12
  22/6/13  0 M4
  26/5/12  0 M4
  23/7/11  0 M2
  11/6/11  0 M2
  20/4/11  0 M2
  26/9/10  0 M2
  12/6/10  0 M2
  22/5/10  0 M1
  22/11/08  0 M4
  15/7/08  0 M1
  28/8/93  0 M4

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