Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch

Summary for Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch

Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch is a route in “The Glen Ey” 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.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 7:00 am
Sunset 7:13 pm
12 hours 12 minutes(s) daylight
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42 km/ 26.1 miles940 m/ 3083.99 ft11 hours plus
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This route take you over the two remote hills of Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch which are along way from civilization on a good track. If you're making the long walk in this will be a long strenuous day; The use of a bike up to Geldie Lodge & beyond if determained along a landrover track will shorten the day considerably.

Route points for Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NO06308980251° WSW4.7 (4.7)Start from the Linn of Dee car park. Follow
NO01808840219° SW2.12 (6.82)Cross the "White Bridge" and follow the Geldie Burn all the way round to Geldi Lodge
NO00408680285° WNW2.49 (9.31)Change direction following on the north side of Geldie Burn
NN96508750248° WSW0.7 (10.01)Continue over Allt Dhaidh Mòr (This can be awkward)
NN95848726220° SW0.21 (10.22)
NN95708710215° SW0.5 (10.72)The real challenge, the Geldie Burn & crossing it
NN95408670252° WSW2.59 (13.31)Pass Geldie Lodge (maybe leaving bikes) upto the foot of Scarsoch Bheag
NN92558567278° W0.15 (13.46)From the end of the path a less obvious path take you through peat bogs a steep ground onto the ridge
NN92408570255° WSW1.74 (15.2)Apparently it's possible to ride a bike as far as this point. Leave bikes here!
NN90708530192° SSW1.08 (16.28)From the ridge continue onto summit then head along broad southeast ridge
NN904842150° SSE1.4 (17.68)The summit Carn an Fhidhleir - 994 ( metres)
NN91108300105° ESE0.73 (18.41)From Point 906 head onto the peaty col. The bogs aren't as bad as they look
NN9180828059° ENE1.76 (20.17)Climb the western ridge of An Sgarsoch. Then descend down the north-north-west ridge
NN933836351° N1.25 (21.42)The summit An Sgarsoch - 1006 ( metres)
NN93208489318° NW1.02 (22.44)Head Down passing to the west of Scarsoch Bheag to rejoin the approach footpath
NN92908600175° S13.89 (36.33)Head back to Geldie Lodge and then by the approach route
Munros covered on Carn an Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
126 1006 An Sgarsoch Place of sharp rocks Un Sgarshoch
148 994 Carn an Fhidhleir Cairn like peak of the fiddler Karn ern Eeleth