An Caisteal

Summary for An Caisteal

An Caisteal is an munro in Scotand and is located in the area Loch Lomond to Loch Tay as defined by SMC. (and lies in region known as Crianlarich )

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HeightGrid Ref.PronunciationMeaning
995 metres / 3264 feetNN378193An CasteelThe castle
LocationAccess
Loch Lomond to Loch TayGlenfalloch, tel: 01301 20 766275
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Details for An Caisteal

An Caisteal is one of two Crianlarich's western munros situated at the head of the River Falloch with the other one being Beinn a'Chroin. The peak appears well defined summit where the broad northern and north western ridges meet, the north-west ridge drops to Stob Glas (710m) and the northern ridge drops to Sròn Gharbh (709m) known as "Twistin Hill". High up close to the mountains summit on the eastern side of the ridge is a prominent rocky knoll which possibly gives the mountain it's name “the castle”. On the southern side of An Caisteal a steep third ridge drops to a col called Bealach Buidhe which leads to the western cliffs of Beinn a'Chroin. An Caisteal is well seen from most places anywhere in Glen Falloch.

Usual access to An Caisteal's summit is from the north via a track up River Falloch until a cairn marks the spot for a path that climbs very steeply up Sròn Gharbh onto “The Twistin Hill” and then onto the summit. Alternately the summit can be accessed via the southern ridge from Bealach Buidhe when combined with the munro Beinn a'Chroin. There are also possibilities of accessing Beinn Chabhair steep eastern face via a saddle on An Caisteal's south eastern flanks.

On a good clear day expect good views across Glen Falloch to

The number of registered munro-madness users who have climbed An Caisteal is Fifty-Nine

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