Beinn Bheoil is highest point on a long ridge running north to south on the western banks of Loch Ericht. The east facing slopes drop steeply to the banks of the loch and are extremely craggy throughout. The west face drops again steeply to Lochan Bhealach Bheithe which separates Beinn Bheoil from Ben Alder to the west. Beinn a Bheoil is normally climbed in conjunction with Ben Alder and for this reason the most common route of ascent is via its SW slopes circling round Lochan Bhealach Bheithe.
This mountain like others in the region has a great feeling of remoteness to it as it is cut off from any roads, this really makes any walk about here a expedition and a change from the norm. The most usual access point is from Dalwhinne to the NE with an extremely long walk in but the majority of it can be cycled. There is also a bothy at Ben Alder should you wish to use it for an overnighter.
Beinn Bheoil and Ben Alder is widely regarded as being one of the greats of Scottish mountaineering and is a definite must for all walkers.