granite

Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granite has a medium to coarse texture, occasionally with some individual crystals larger than the groundmass forming a rock known as porphyry. Granites can be pink to dark gray or even black, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy. Outcrops of granite tend to form tors, and rounded massifs. Granites sometimes occur in circular depressions surrounded by a range of hills, formed by the metamorphic aureole or hornfels. Granite is nearly always massive (lacking internal structures), hard and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use as a construction stone. The word granite comes from the Latin granum, a grain, in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a crystalline rock.

Ben Cruachan

HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1126 metres / 3694 feetNN069304Ben KrooerchanStacked hill
LocationAccess
Strath Orchy to Loch Leventel: 01831 200638

Stob Diamh

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998 metres / 3274 feetNN094308Stob DivePeak of the stag
LocationAccess
Strath Orchy to Loch Leventel: 01831 200638

Stob Coir' an Albannaich

HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
1044 metres / 3425 feetNN169443Stob Korrer NalabaneechPeak of the Scotsman's Corrie
LocationAccess
Strath Orchy to Loch LevenBlackmount Estate, tel: 01838 400255

Mount Keen

HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
939 metres / 3081 feetNO409869Mount KeenGentle hill
LocationAccess
Glen Shee to Mount KeenDalhousie Estate, tel: 01356 670208
 
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