Beinn A'Ghlo - The Hooded Mountian

Summary for Beinn A'Ghlo - The Hooded Mountian

Beinn A'Ghlo - The Hooded Mountian is a route in “The Beinn a' Ghlo” region / range which is located in the The West Mounth: Blair Atholl to Braemar 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 5:08 am
Sunset 9:34 pm
16 hours 25 minutes(s) daylight
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Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain & Carn nan Gabhar

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21 km/ 13.05 miles1300 m/ 4265.09 ft7 hours plus
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Three munros to the east of Glen Tilt offer a good circuit offering many remote peaks & corries over the highest points of the Forest of Atholl. Carn nan Gabhar is the highest and most remote. A good way to reach it is via the two munros (Carn Liath & Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain) en route as listed below.
Beinn a' Ghlo is a classic scottish mountain route on moderate heather/grass slopes leading to stony summits.

Route points for Beinn A'Ghlo - The Hooded Mountian

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN9049670965° ENE1.88 (1.88)Starting from the north end of Loch Moraig go through the gate signposted to Shinagag
NN9223678315° NNE1.02 (2.9)Leave the track on a obvious eroded track
NN9253688045° NE1.52 (4.42)Up to Cairn Laith
NN936698313° NW0.3 (4.72)The summit Carn Liath (Braemar) - 975 ( metres)
NN93437006343° NNW0.46 (5.18)Follow the snaking ridge which wind onto the col
NN9360707041° NE0.43 (5.61)From Beinne Mhaol a good path winds down
NN9377714151° NE0.69 (6.3)From the col climb the curving ridge
NN9432718318° NNE0.66 (6.96)Continue up to the summit of "Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhaigain" continuing northwest down to another col
NN94572469° ENE0.51 (7.47)The summit Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain - 1070 ( metres)
NN9503726134° NE0.2 (7.67)Continue along the north-east snaking ridge
NN9515727896° E0.58 (8.25)Follow the ridge down to a col
NN9573727092° E0.65 (8.9)Contiue up to Carn nan Gabhar south-western spur
NN9638726445° NE1.04 (9.94)Continue along the long stony summit ridge. The path disappears but there are some markers in bad weather. From the summit return back to the previous col
NN971733225° SW1.04 (10.98)The summit Carn nan Gabhar - 1121 ( metres)
NN95797262202° SSW1.92 (12.9)From Bealach an Fhiodha head down the east side of the stream descending to reach a stalkers path
NN95007087161° SSE0.57 (13.47)Contour around the base of Beinn Bheag.
NN94626858253° WSW1.16 (14.63)The path begins to improve and eventually joins stalker track. Follow this track for several kilometres to rejoin the outward route at the huts below Carn Liath.
NN92406787175° S2.06 (16.69)Past the two little huts and back to Loch Moraig
Munros covered on Beinn A'Ghlo - The Hooded Mountian
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
32 1121 Carn nan Gabhar Peak of the goats (Hill of the mist) Karn ner Goer
66 1070 Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain Height of the corrie of the round lumps (Hill of the mist) Bry Korrer Chrain Valler-ghen
181 975 Carn Liath (Braemar) Grey peak <BR>(Hill of the mist) Karn Leeya