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Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a' Chochuill

A leisurely walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, about 14.68km (9.12 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:15. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 1054m (3458ft)
Loss 1046m (3431ft)
Max. Elevation 960m (3149ft)
Elevation (total) 2100m (6889ft)
Start & End
Loch Awe Station
Distance 14.68km
(9.12mi)
Duration ~6:15
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 05 May 2010
The two summits of Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a' Chochuill are connected by a long ridge - meaning plenty of time up among the clouds. A traverse of both peaks makes a rewarding trip from Lochawe. It's a good part of the country for walking, too - Ben Cruachan is one stop along the line. Loch Awe Station is just outside the village of Lochawe, on the northern side of Loch Awe (so easy to find!). Trains running between Oban and Glasgow stop there, and there are a few bus services too

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Waypoints

OS Grid NN124274
Start at Loch Awe Station. There is a small shop in the village, plus places to stay - check out www.loch-awe.com/main.htm
Road Junction About 1.24 km (~0.77 miles) from
OS Grid NN132283
A little bit of road walking to start off. Follow the A85 along the loch up to the junction with the B8077. Follow this smaller road up to the river.
Path to Castles Farm About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid NN136295
Just over the bridge, a path leads up to Castles Farm. Just before the farm buildings, take the left fork leading into the valley on the northern side of Allt Mhoille.
Across Allt Lairig Ianachain About 2.38 km (~1.48 miles) from
OS Grid NN123315
Follow the track deep into the valley. Just past the Allt Lairig Ianachain, take the path on your right winding up towards the ridge between the two peaks.
On the ridge About 1.30 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid NN114325
Once you have reached the ridge, bear due west to the summit of Beinn a' Chochuill.
Beinn a' Chochuill About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid NN109328
The first summit of the day - which reaches 980m - has terrific views across to the Cruachan Horseshoe. One for another day ...
East along the ridge About 1.30 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid NN121325
Retrace your steps along the ridge, and head east for Beinn Eunaich.
Beinn Euniach About 1.35 km (~0.84 miles) from
OS Grid NN135328
The second Munro of the day is nine metres higher. From the summit, take a bearing for the slope down to Stob Maol, due near south - that's your way down.
Stob Maol About 2.27 km (~1.41 miles) from
OS Grid NN135305
Follow the line of the ridge and it will bring you back to Castles Farm. From there head back towards Lochawe.
Back to Lochawe About 2.96 km (~1.84 miles) from
OS Grid NN127276
It's a short hop along the road again to Lochawe. The Tight Line pub is a good spot for the post-walk drink - 32 different whiskys! Could be a long night ... they also have a static caravan to hire if you are staying in the area: www.tightlinebar.co.uk

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