Beinn Bheigeir

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Beinn Bheigeir
Level pasture leading to the severe slopes of Beinn Bheigier - - 1444410.jpg
Southeast facing slopes of Beinn Bheigeir
Elevation 491 m (1,611 ft)
Prominence 491 m (1,611 ft)
Parent peak none - HP Islay
Listing Marilyn, Hardy
Beinn Bheigeir is located in Argyll and Bute
Beinn Bheigeir
Beinn Bheigeir
Location in Argyll and Bute
Location Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Range Islay
OS grid NR429564
Coordinates 55°43′57″N 06°05′49″W / 55.73250°N 6.09694°W / 55.73250; -6.09694Coordinates: 55°43′57″N 06°05′49″W / 55.73250°N 6.09694°W / 55.73250; -6.09694

Beinn Bheigeir (occasionally anglicised as "Ben Vicar") is a hill on the Isle of Islay in Scotland, UK. At 491 m, it is the highest of the seven 'Marilyn' hills on Islay, and the highest point on the island. [1]

It is located in the south east of Islay in the Ardtalla Estate. One possible approach is from Ardtalla: Start by following the path north towards Proaig, then turn west towards Beinn Bheigier. Once some height is gained turn northwest to walk around the hill towards Bealach Corrach. Walk west towards the bealach, then steeply climb up to reach the summit.

A trig point marks the summit. On a clear day views include the Isle of Jura with the Paps of Jura, Kintyre, the Isle of Arran and most of Islay.

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  1. ^ "Beinn Bheigeir". The Gazetteer for Scotland. University of Edinburgh. 

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