A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, and Carn Dearg

Summary for A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, and Carn Dearg

A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, and Carn Dearg is a route in “The Monadhliath” region / range which is located in the Glen Roy to Monadhliath area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 7:01 am
Sunset 7:18 pm
12 hours 17 minutes(s) daylight
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The Eastern Hills of Monadhliath

DistanceAscentTime
22 km/ 13.67 miles944 m/ 3097.11 ft7 hours plus
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Long route over 3 munros covering the whole eastern section of the Monadhliath hills above Newtonmore. All the munros on this route give a real sence of remoteness due to the fact they aren't the most popular of hills for the budding munroist to climb. This is a long demanding route over a high level plateau which is a featureless expanse of moss, grass & stones in places.

Route points for A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, and Carn Dearg

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN69139964190° S0.09 (0.09)Cross over the bridge and head onto a private track up Glen Banchor for 1km
NN68019934324° NW0.73 (0.82)Take the rough track up the eastern side of "Allt Fionndrigh" for 3½ km up this track
NH65850194288° WNW0.53 (1.35)Cross the flood ruined footbridge heading up towards upper "Gleann Ballach"
NH64710231315° NW0.68 (2.03)From the head of "Gleann Ballach" continue over rough heavery ground
NH63380267150° SSE0.36 (2.39)From the ridge head up to the first munro "Carn Dearg"
NH635023306° NW0.47 (2.86)The summit Carn Dearg (Monadh Liath) - 945 ( metres)
NH63203120° NNE0.74 (3.6)Carn Dearg - Carn Ban
NH64304542° NE1.06 (4.66)Carn Dearg - Carn Ballach
NH683058196° SSW1.07 (5.73)The summit Carn Sgulain - 920 ( metres)
NH68010483167° SSE0.7 (6.43)Continue through the incised vally of "Allt Cuil na Caillich" onto the final munro of the day
NH681041230° SW0.57 (7)The summit A' Chailleach (Monadh Liath) - 930 ( metres)
NH67690380159° SSE0.66 (7.66)Descend down the eastern slopes of A'Chailleach to reach a stream
NH67900317132° SE0.35 (8.01)Descend down beside the stream down to a little bothy
NH68640223132° SE0.7 (8.71)Pass a small bothy known as "Red Hut Bothy"
NH69210146227° SW0.21 (8.92)Rejoin the path by "Allt a'Chaorainn and descend down to the road
NN69249975223° SW0.15 (9.07)Rejoin the road and starting point
Munros covered on A'Chailleach, Carn Sgulain, and Carn Dearg
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
225 945 Carn Dearg (Monadh Liath) Red cairn like peak Karn Jerrack
251 930 A' Chailleach (Monadh Liath) The old woman Uh Chalyok
271 920 Carn Sgulain Cairn like peak of the basket Karn Skoolern