Maol Chean-dearg

Summary for Maol Chean-dearg

Maol Chean-dearg is a route in “The Coulin” region / range which is located in the Coulin and Torridon area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 8:21 am
Sunset 5:49 pm
9 hours 27 minutes(s) daylight
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16 km/ 9.94 miles900 m/ 2952.76 ft5 hours plus
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Maol Chean-dearg is a munro on the north west side of Glen Carron and is a fairly easy peak to climb. The route is on good paths upto the glen. The only awkward section being the sandstone blocks which are on the summit point. You are rewarded with fine views of this strange rocky landscape of Damph & Coulin.

There is a fabulous view down the steep face to Loch an Eion below and across to the Torridon peaks tp the north.

Route points for Maol Chean-dearg

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NG9558450479° E0.12 (0.12)Start from Coulages
NG95704506339° NNW2.08 (2.2)Take the well constructed path along Fionn-abhainn
NG95074704344° NNW0.8 (3)Cross over Fionn-abhainn over to the western bank
NG94894782N0.4 (3.4)continue pass a bothy maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association
NG94914822346° NNW0.78 (4.18)Pass a strang upright rock called Clach nan Con-fionn
NG94764898273° W0.69 (4.87)Where the path divides take the left and climb steadily up Bealach a'Choire Garbh
NG94074906249° WSW1.06 (5.93)round
NG93054875318° NW0.98 (6.91)From Bealach a'Choire Garbh climb steeply up the nose of Maol Chean-dearg
NG92444951357° N0.43 (7.34)Continue onto large summit cairn. Return by same way.
NG924499173° S5.81 (13.15)The summit Maol Chean-dearg - 933 ( metres)
Munros covered on Maol Chean-dearg
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
246 933 Maol Chean-dearg The Bald Red Head Merle Hyaan Jerrack