Ardverikie Circuit

Summary for Ardverikie Circuit

Ardverikie Circuit is a route in “The Ardverikie” region / range which is located in the Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:39 am
Sunset 4:20 pm
7 hours 41 minutes(s) daylight
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Beinn a' Chlachair, Creag Pitridh & Geal Charn

26 km/ 16.16 miles1310 m/ 4297.9 ft8 Hours plus
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Ardverikie Circuit is a good route over 3 munros starting on a good landrover track which is followed, for approx 3km when you reach the reservoir then follow path up east side of Allt Coire Pitridh and climb onto Beinn a’Chlachair and to its summit. Descend on eastern side of ridge onto stalker’s path and onto second stalker’s path which leads to the bealach between Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh then return back.

Route points for Ardverikie Circuit

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN43248305129° SE1.34 (1.34)Start from lay-by between Moy & Moy Lodge and cross the River Spean via the bridge on the private road
NN44258216142° SE1.61 (2.95)Continue south along the landrover track
NN4519808661° ENE1.05 (4)Continue along the track to the Loch
NN46138133117° ESE0.46 (4.46)Take in the southern end of Lochan na H-earba with its sandy beaches
NN464810133° SE0.85 (5.31)There is a small cairn (NN 464 810) where you join the stalkers path as the landrover track heads off around the lochan. Follow the stalker path.
NN470804151° SSE1.83 (7.14)Further on leave the path after crossing the burn and heading towards Beinn a'Chlachair at the left of the corrie.
NN47867880200° SSW0.36 (7.5)Continue on the eastern ridge to the summit
NN47727847238° WSW0.66 (8.16)After the summit return back and head back then to the 977 top
NN47178158° ENE0.66 (8.82)The summit Beinn a' Chlachair - 1087 ( metres)
NN48679083° E1.1 (9.92)From the top head over rocks staying left to aviod any difficulties and rejoin the stalkers path
NN497791316° NW1.2 (11.12)Stalker Path Again take right fork
NN48980011° N0.42 (11.54)
NN490804N0.55 (12.09)Head up slopes
NN49138099134° SE0.17 (12.26)Stalker's Path
NN4925808774° ENE1.22 (13.48)Avioding the steep bit. Continue upto the summit & retun to the col
NN504811254° WSW1.22 (14.7)The summit Geal Charn (Loch Laggan) - 1049 ( metres)
NN489811323° NW0.36 (15.06)Contiue upto the summit of Creag Pitridh and contiune down via the west
NN487814270° W0.2 (15.26)The summit Creag Pitridh - 924 ( metres)
NN485814233° SW1.66 (16.92)From summit carn head west & then pick up a path that leads southwest down grassy slopes to Alt Coire Pitridh
NN47168052236° N0.14 (17.06)Rejoin the path. An continue back the way you came.
Munros covered on Ardverikie Circuit
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
56 1087 Beinn a' Chlachair Hill of the stonemason Bine uh Chlachear
81 1049 Geal Charn (Loch Laggan) White peak Geeya Charn
264 924 Creag Pitridh Petrie's crag Krayk Peetree