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Beinn an Lochain

Cairndow, Argyll and Bute

Hill Walking

  • Terrain


beinn-an-lochain mountain scotland


Beinn an Lochain is a mountain in the Arrochar Alps, southern Scotland. It has an elevation of 901 metres.

Starting at a layby on A83 north of Rest and Be Thankful, is a short but hard route that covers 5.5km and takes up to 5 hours to complete. The going is boggy at first then there is a very steep ascent of the fine rocky ridge with some mild scrambling.

Before you go

  • This is a wild and remote place so make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.

    This means wearing the appropriate clothing and footwear for the the conditions, having a compass, map of the area and the knowledge to use these.

    You should also take some food, plenty of water, a first aid kit with an emergency whistle, a head torch and a mobile phone. You should also have spare warm and waterproof clothing with you and a survival bag should you need to await rescue for an emergency situation on the mountain.

    Always tell someone details of your route and give an indication of the time you should be expected back.