Offering an interesting little hill walk in the slightly overlooked corner between Crieff, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld, Beinn na Gainimh combines easy access with peace and quiet - not something you could say of the popular Munros on this southern fringe of the Highlands. Despite the modest elevation, the traverse takes in three summits and proves more challenging than it looks on a map.
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Distance: 7 miles (11.30 km)
Total ascent: 582m
Time: 4 – 6 hours (Walking)
SummitsBeinn na Gainimh 730 m
Verge parking on the minor road through Glen Quaich, just east of Glenquaich Lodge, NN866367
An estate track to start, then a boggy hill path up Glen Lochan. The ascent of Beinn na Gainimh is steep, path-less and rough, but the going on the tops is far more straightforward.
The ascent of Beinn na Gainimh from Glen Lochan is steep enough to require care (and an ice axe) in winter conditions.
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Cairngorms & Monadhliath – Met Office: East Highlands
Despite being equidistant from the bustling towns of Crieff, Dunkeld and Aberfeldy, there's no public transport option to the start of this route.
The Grahams and Donalds, SMC
OS Explorer 379 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 52 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Aberfeldy (01887 820276); Crieff (01764 652 578); Dunkeld (01350 727688)
by Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
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