Binn idir an dà Log is the highest of the Maamturks. Its name, meaning ‘peak between the two hollows’ aptly describes its physical appearance as it has corries to the east and south, with ridges leading to the summit from the north and south. The upper few hundred metres of the mountain is pure quartzite, so good footwear is needed to walk on the shattered stone and to follow the sandy trails carved out by countless boots.
This track uses an approach from the south, via Binn Chaonaigh. Start from the car park at L893 495. Follow the good track up to the col between Binn Mhòr and Binn Chaonaigh, known as Maumeen, where there is a Chapel and Holy Well. Turn left to climb 400 metres up to Binn Chaonaigh over initial steep grassy slopes and then shattered rock. From Binn Chaonaigh there is a ridge leading first to Binn idir an dà Log SE Top, and then on to the main Binn idir summit. I chose to descend directly to the road from the col below Binn idir an dà Log SE Top - some care is required in the initial stage of this descent due to wet and steep heather/grassy slopes.
Any walk in the Maamturks should be undertaken with care as there are few escape options if bad weather descends or you get tired.