Creag Meagaidh

Summary for Creag Meagaidh

Creag Meagaidh 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 5:14 am
Sunset 9:34 pm
16 hours 20 minutes(s) daylight
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16 km/ 9.94 miles975 m/ 3198.82 ft6 hours plus
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A good route traversing one of Scotland's finest mountains Creag Meagaidh which is most famed for the cliffs surrounding the corrie of Coire Ardair on the north-eastern face. It is a complex mountain, taking the form of a flat summit plateau from which five ridges radiate enclosing some very fine corries.

Our route starts off along well constructed paths up to Lochan a'Choire then over steep rocky ground onto a bealach, continuing up steep grass slopes onto grassy plateau ridge to the summit. Descending via the eastern ridge around Coire Ardair taking in the 2 tops Puist Coire Ardair & Sron a' Choire along route.

There are good views down to Coire Ardair whilst on the ridge.

Route points for Creag Meagaidh

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NN48208729302° WNW0.39 (0.39)Start form Creag Meagaidh nature reserve Car Park along path to Aberarder Farm
NN47758764278° W0.4 (0.79)Contiune upwards on a well contructed path
NN46978863334° NNW0.37 (1.16)Pass through sparse remnants of the old woodland by "Coill a' Choire"
NN46158936287° WNW0.22 (1.38)Birch Trees wooded area
NN45948943260° W0.42 (1.8)Follow path along banks of the Allt Coire Ardair
NN44838900222° SW0.47 (2.27)Pass over a little stream
NN43858829283° WNW0.84 (3.11)Continue along the path to the north of Lochan a Choire
NN43048851272° W0.51 (3.62)Ascend through "The Window" which is thr bealach between Creag Meagaidh and Stob Poite Coire Ardair.
NN42468853128° SE0.25 (3.87)Once on the bealach head onto the ridge ignoring Stob Poite Coire Ardair for another day
NN42638792240° WSW0.18 (4.05)Continue south on gassy plateau
NN42068759255° WSW0.22 (4.27)Head onto the summit point of Creag Meagaidh
NN41887575° ENE0.22 (4.49)The summit Creag Meagaidh - 1128 ( metres)
NN4256875797° E0.58 (5.07)Head around to the top Puist Coire Ardair
NN437872247° WSW0.06 (5.13)Creag Meagaidh - Puist Coire Ardair
NN4461874629° NNE0.45 (5.58)From this col head onto the last peak of the day then decend east down a wide shallow corrie
NN44887898° E0.23 (5.81)Creag Meagaidh - Sron a'Choire
NN4507878095° E0.43 (6.24)Descend steeply on the southern side of "Allt Bealache a' Choire"
NN4750874275° ENE0.39 (6.63)Head back to the car park via a small footbridge over "Allt Coire Ardair"
Munros covered on Creag Meagaidh
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
30 1128 Creag Meagaidh Bogland crag Krayk Meggy