The normal route up Beinn Teallach starts at Roughburn and ascends the south ridge,
as given in the link above for the GPS route.
To complete a circular route, the north-east ridge is taken down
to the cairn on the bealach and then either following the path down beside the Allt a'Chaorainn
or continuing E/SE to Beinn a'Chorainn, which is a natural second Munro to include.
The combination of Beinn Teallach and Beinn a'Chorainn is described in the
However, the route described here is one to take when heavy rain has swollen rivers sufficiently to make the Allt a Chaorainn impossible to cross at the usual fording point of NN36328223. It is very unwise to descend S ridge and expect to be able to cross the Allt a'Chaorainn after heavy rain. Note that the highest point and its height were established in 2009 by differential GPS measurements sponsored by the Munro Society. The true summit is at the smaller NE cairn, not at the apparently main cairn, and is 8" above the 3000' threshold.
Weather: Extended showers, windy, 100% cloud cover; cloud base at 750m; 12°C at car.
Mobile: Orange at main SW cairn of Beinn Teallach, not at neighbouring smaller NE cairn.
|Park on A86 at Roughburn,
½ mile E of Laggan Dam
|Track NW through forestry to fork
|Left at fork, and take track W down
to gate at forest edge by river.
If river in spate, continue up east bank of river.
|Poor path N up E bank of Allt a Chaorainn to
ford at 525m. The river is 5m-10m wide up
most of valley. At ford it is about 3m wide, the
first feasible crossing point by boulder hopping.
|Path N to bealach by gate just short of cairn
| Path SW up ridge to true (NE) top of
M Beinn Teallach (100m from main cairn)
|SW to Beinn Teallach, main SW cairn
|Return NE to minor cairn M Beinn Teallach
|Descend ridge NE to bealach
|Path S to re-cross river at ford
|Track S to gate at forest edge
|Track E to fork in forest.
|Right fork back to Roughburn