Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre

Summary for Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre

Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre is a route in “The Loch Ossian” 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 circular route

Sunrise 8:01 am
Sunset 6:06 pm
10 hours 4 minutes(s) daylight
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22 km/ 13.67 miles790 m/ 2591.86 ft5 hours plus
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A fairly straighforward route taking in 2 munros to the south of Loch Ossain starting from Corrour train station. It's possible to climb them from the morning train from Fort William / Roybridge and catch the return train in the afternoon. Alternatively there's a good hostel which could also be used as a base for a few days.

Route points for Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN3551663962° ENE0.91 (0.91)Start from Corrour train station taking the track to Loch Ossian
NN3672669186° E0.38 (1.29)Take the right path when it divides
NN3710669286° E0.37 (1.66)At the lochan take a fainter path
NN3747669276° ENE0.97 (2.63)The path skirts around the south of "Meall na Lice"
NN3927669993° E1.79 (4.42)Pass Peter's Rock & branch uphill on the left over heathery moorland upto a col
NN41066680170° S0.24 (4.66)Continue from col onto the northwestern ridge of Carn Dearg
NN41096656132° SE0.18 (4.84)From here continue along onto the stony summit ; From the summit head down to a broken ridge
NN41766156° N0.38 (5.22)The summit Carn Dearg - 941 ( metres)
NN4207663535° NE0.33 (5.55)Drop down to a top and thn onto a col between Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre
NN4315669667° ENE1.38 (6.93)From the col climb onto summit of Stob Gaibhre; Then head for a Bealach
NN444674323° NW0.52 (7.45)The summit Sgor Gaibhre - 955 ( metres)
NN4415678914° NNE0.45 (7.9)From Bealach nan Sgor onto the top Sgor Choinnich
NN44286831286° WNW0.84 (8.74)From Sgor Choinnich drop to a col just south-south-east of "Meall Nathrack Mor"
NN43486859307° NW0.33 (9.07)Continue pass the Knoll "Meall Nathrack Mor" (834m)
NN43236880279° W0.98 (10.05)From "Meall Nathrack Mor" drop down (initially quite steep) to a small wood
NN41656951323° NW0.48 (10.53)From here onto a path and follow it down (shooting lodge)
NN41386991226° SW0.16 (10.69)
NN41236942214° SW0.2 (10.89)Continue back along the track on the south side of Loch Ossian
NN41116926225° SW0.98 (11.87)Head back on the track
NN36346678242° WSW0.91 (12.78)Return to the staion and vist the cafe if open
Munros covered on Carn Dearg & Sgor Gaibhre
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
208 955 Sgor Gaibhre Rocky peak of the goat Skor Gay-yerrer
231 941 Carn Dearg Red cairn like peak Karn Jerrack