Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Summary for Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair is a route in “The Loch Laggan” region / range which is located in the Glen Roy to Monadhliath area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a circular route

Sunrise 4:30 am
Sunset 10:10 pm
17 hours 39 minutes(s) daylight
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17 km/ 10.56 miles980 m/ 3215.22 ft6 hours plus
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This route covers two munros which lie on a fairly level range and are climbed in an east to west traverse. Starting the ridge from Carn Liath gives the walker ample time to study the splendid north bounding wall of Coire Ardair weather permitting.

Starting from the farm head to the right of the buildings following a track that leads up to Lochan a' Choire and leave the main path and follow a narrow path up the side of Na Cnapanan then onto Carn Liath. Once on the ridge after a bit a line of rusty fence marks the correct line of way for much of the way easing navigation over numerous top onto the other munro Stob Poite Coire Ardair.

Decsent is by the bealach "The Window" down to Lochan a' Choire and back on a well contructed path.

Route points for Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN48208729302° WNW0.39 (0.39)From the car park follow graded road towards the farm
NN4728882240° NE0.19 (0.58)Leave the main path and follow a narrow path
NN47418836N0.53 (1.11)Continue ascending following line of fence posts up the side of Na Cnapanan
NN47438890331° NNW0.49 (1.6)Pass a cairn and carry on following the path up to the ridge just North of Na Cnapanan.
NN46898979354° N0.19 (1.79)Swing around onto the summit of Carn Liath then continue along the ridge
NN472903257° WSW0.68 (2.47)The summit Carn Liath - 1006 ( metres)
NN46579022271° W0.37 (2.84)Continue along the wide grassy ridge over numerous tops
NN459904252° WSW0.95 (3.79)Carn Liath - Meall an-t-Snaim
NN45039019227° SW0.38 (4.17)Pass over insignificant top marked (963) between 2 minor tops
NN447899264° W0.37 (4.54)Stob Poite Coire Ardair - Sron Coire a'Chriochairean
NN43638918245° WSW0.43 (4.97)Follow the derelict fenceline onto the summit of Stop Poite Coire Ardair
NN428888241° WSW0.49 (5.46)The summit Stob Poite Coire Ardair - 1054 ( metres)
NN42418863122° ESE0.15 (5.61)Descend steeply to "The Window"
NN4253885592° E0.51 (6.12)From the bealach between Stob Poite Coire Ardair and Creag Meagaidh (Known as The Window) descend steeply to Lochan a' Choire
NN4385882956° N0.76 (6.88)From Lochan a' Choire follow a well contructed path
NN4496890547° NE0.39 (7.27)The path rises well above "Allt Coire Ardair" and tests tied legs
NN45948943107° ESE0.22 (7.49)Continue up Coire Ardair
NN46978863140° SE0.51 (8)Pass through Birch wooded area and descend back down to car park
Munros covered on Carn Liath, Stob Poite Coire Ardair
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
76 1054 Stob Poite Coire Ardair Pointed hill of the pot of the high corrie Stob Poytya Korrer Arder
127 1006 Carn Liath Grey cairn like peak Karn Leeya