Maoile Lunndaidh

Summary for Maoile Lunndaidh

Maoile Lunndaidh is a route in “The Monar” region / range which is located in the Glen Cannich to Glen Carron area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

This is a mainly circular route but there are parts where you need to retrace your footsteps

Sunrise 8:53 am
Sunset 4:09 pm
7 hours 16 minutes(s) daylight
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26 km/ 16.16 miles1140 m/ 3740.16 ft8 hours plus
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A long route over the isolated munro Maoile Lunndaidh which is hidden away in the glen of Allt a' Chonais. Cross the railway by the level crossing and take up the glen and once above the forest it all opens out with great views of Sgurr nan Ceannaichean on the left and Sgurr Choinnich, Sgurr a'Chaorachain straight ahead all with cliffs. It's a long slog along a range rover track then over boggy ground and then a hard climb up a pathless heathery ridge until you reach the top Carn nam Fiaclan.

The view across the U-shaped corrie of Toll a' Choin on the south east down to Loch Monar is the best feature of this munro.

Route points for Maoile Lunndaidh

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH0394492281° E0.76 (0.76)Follow estate track accross railway line at Craig
NH04704930151° SSE0.11 (0.87)Cross the bridge over the River Carron
NH04754919105° ESE0.54 (1.41)Take the left fork and follow up above an unmarked gorge
NH07064855179° S0.44 (1.85)Follow the track which skirts around the sides of Sgurr nan Ceannaichean into Pollan Buidhe
NH0804466488° E0.64 (2.49)Pass the Pollan Buidhe flats
NH1017471330° NNE0.63 (3.12)Pass through planation
NH1052476685° E0.62 (3.74)Just before Glenuaig Lodge leave the track over boggy ground and cross the infant River Meig
NH11144768113° ESE0.28 (4.02)Head over peaty ground to the foot of Carn nam Fiacian northern ridge
NH11714711142° SE0.23 (4.25)Climb the north ridge of Carn nam Fiacian which is heathery
NH123454105° ESE0.3 (4.55)Maoile Lunndaidh - Carn nam Fiaclan
NH1297453146° NE0.23 (4.78)Pass over a knoll then onto the summit point of Maoile Lunndaidh
NH135458317° NW0.52 (5.3)The summit Maoile Lunndaidh - 1007 ( metres)
NH13214624346° NNW0.33 (5.63)Head steeply down heading over stony ground towards col between Maoile Lunndaidh & Creag Dhubh Mhor
NH13154657297° WNW0.69 (6.32)As you approach the col vear to the left down a vally
NH12164699281° W0.46 (6.78)Continue over craggy section then head back over the boogy ground and back along the track
Munros covered on Maoile Lunndaidh
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
125 1007 Maoile Lunndaidh Bald Hill of the Wet Place Merle Lon-dye