Sunday 8th December 2019 Maps LR34 or 41 and EX399 Glen Loy
Beinn Bhan (796m, Corbett) – White hill.
A Corbett in a commanding position at the junction of two huge glacier-carved glens, now occupied by Loch Arkaig and Loch Lochy. Visit the historic Moy turn-bridge over the Caledonian Canal at the end of the walk. See details at canmore.org.uk .
Start near Inverskilavulin, by the bridge over the River Loy, NN125831. There is limited parking space in the vicinity. Head N towards the lodge as far as the bridge over the Allt Coire Mhuilinn. Follow the W bank of the burn upstream until the ground steepens. Continue up NNE staying above and to the W of the burn, to about NN132846 at 430m alt. Turn NW up the steep SW arm of Coire Mhuilinn, keeping to the left of the rocky ground indicated on the map. A cairn at 770m alt marks the start of a plateau, which curves E, rising slightly to the main summit trig point at its far end, 796m. If the weather is clear, it is worth continuing E down to a small summit, 594m, for some fine views over the Great Glen. Descend SSE to Monadh Beag, 542m, then E curving S down to the B8004 at Moy, NN164832. Transport required.
*Alternatively, from the Beinn Bhan summit, descend S, curving SE over Monadh Uisge Mhuilinn, to reach Moy by a shorter but steeper route, ** or turn southwest to return to Inverskilavulin.
10km, 772m ascent
*9km, 768m ascent
**8km, 768m ascent