Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

Summary for Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe is a route in “The Glen Shee East” region / range which is located in the Glen Shee to Mount Keen area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

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Sunrise 7:56 am
Sunset 6:00 pm
10 hours 3 minutes(s) daylight
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19 km/ 11.81 miles920 m/ 3018.37 ft7 hours
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The route covers 4 munros overlooking the head of Glen Clunie and are very accessible being accessed via the A93 road just a few km from the Cairnwell Pass.

From the car park head over to the Cairnwell Burn and the follow the Allt a' Gharbh-coire east for about a km then continue along path which lead around the northern flanks of Carn an Tuirc eventually reaching and old ruined wooden hut. From here climb steeply onto stony summit point. Head easterly over boulders then contour south easterly over a grassy ridge form 1.5km where the summit of Cairn of Claise is reached. From here head easily over grassy slopes east north east onto col from where a wide shoulder leads onto the munro Tolmount summit. Retrace track breifly heading for the stream which separates Tolmount & Tom Buidhe, after a short climb from here we can reach Tom Buidhe's rounded summit point.

To get back we need to head due west over Ca Whims then contour back south westerly back to the slopes of Cairn of Claise aiming for a southern spur which leads onto a satellite top Sron na Gaoithe. Once reaching Sron na Gaoithe a descent can be made north west into Glen Clunie and the A93 road.

Route points for Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NO1466799351° NE0.12 (0.12)Leave the A93 2km north of Cairnwell Pass descending
NO14768001142° SE0.15 (0.27)Cross the Cairnwell Burn by the old bridge
NO1485798862° ENE0.33 (0.6)Follow the Allt a' Gharbh-choire east for 1km
NO1515800362° ENE0.73 (1.33)Follow the path up grassy slopes
NO1659805756° N0.28 (1.61)The path leads around the north side of Carn an Tuirc avoiding boulders
NO1731803887° E0.56 (2.17)The summit Carn an Tuirc - 1019 ( metres)
NO17878039111° ESE0.4 (2.57)Descend onto col between Carn an Tuirc & Cairn of Claise
NO18248024138° SE0.48 (3.05)From col climb easy track onto summit
NO1841787867° ENE0.59 (3.64)The summit Cairn of Claise - 1064 ( metres)
NO1896789979° E1.2 (4.84)Head over easy ground to a peaty col
NO2053794236° NE0.7 (5.54)From col (886m) head up onto summit of Tolmount
NO20967999205° SSW0.43 (5.97)The summit Tolmount - 958 ( metres)
NO20777960181° S0.48 (6.45)Head back descending to a stream between the 2 peaks
NO20757912125° SE0.38 (6.83)From stream short ascent up a grassy slope onto summit
NO21287875270° W0.8 (7.63)The summit Tom Buidhe - 957 ( metres)
NO20487877271° W0.57 (8.2)Head over Ca Whims marked with a cairn (985m)
NO18997857242° WSW0.99 (9.19)Contour around the upper slopes of Cairn of Claise
NO17297780283° WNW0.39 (9.58)Head to the spur which leads to Sron na Gaothe
NO15597915312° NW0.61 (10.19)From Sron na Gaothe desent down to road and start of routhe
NO14667993175° S0 (10.19)A93 Road
Munros covered on Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
71 1064 Cairn of Claise Cairn like peak of the grassy hollow Karn uh Clash
113 1019 Carn an Tuirc Cairn like peak of the wild boar Karn ern Toork
202 958 Tolmount Valley hill Tolmount
204 957 Tom Buidhe Yellow hill Tom Booyer