Sgor Gaoith

Summary for Sgor Gaoith

Sgor Gaoith is a route in “The Glen Feshie” region / range which is located in the The Cairngorms area of the Scottish Highlands as defined by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.

On this route you return by same way

Sunrise 6:52 am
Sunset 7:47 pm
12 hours 55 minutes(s) daylight
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16 km/ 9.94 miles830 m/ 2723.1 ft4 hours plus
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A fairly easy route on the edge of the western Cairngorms over 3 tops upto the munro Sgor Gaoith from Glen Feshie. It's reached on a substantial path through forestry plantations over rough ground over the tops where munro is reached. Ascent is on quite a newly constructed path making life easy.

There are excellent views if you get a clear day over to Braeriach on the east.

Route points for Sgor Gaoith

QGrid Ref.BearingDistance(km)Description
NH8512012487° E0.25 (0.25)Head east up along a forest track which leads uphill through pine trees
NH85730111106° ESE0.23 (0.48)Continue through the narrow glen of the Allt Ruadh
NH8696009368° ENE0.66 (1.14)On leaving the scattered pined head onto open hillside upto the top
NH8758011658° ENE0.62 (1.76)Steep Gradient
NH884014167° SSE0.46 (2.22)Sgor Gaoith - Geal-charn
NH88530100133° SE0.23 (2.45)Continue along broad grassy ridge along to top Meall Buidhe (976 on maps)
NH891001135° SE0.28 (2.73)Sgor Gaoith - Meall Buidhe
NN8966998365° ENE0.37 (3.1)Ascend onto Sgoran Dubh Mor easily
NH905002208° SSW0.53 (3.63)Sgor Gaoith - Sgoran Dubh Mor
NN90289978172° S0.3 (3.93)Head south along the ridge onto the munro of the day Sgor Gaoith
NN902989313° NW0.29 (4.22)The summit Sgor Gaoith - 1118 ( metres)
NN90049916285° WNW0.58 (4.8)Descend steeply over rough ground following the Allt a'Chrom-alltain to meet the stalker path
NN87849949324° NW0.45 (5.25)Descend on the new footpath on the south western slopes of Geal Charn
NH87520013346° NNW0.58 (5.83)rejoin the outward route through the pinewoods to return to the starting point
Munros covered on Sgor Gaoith
Ordersort icon Height Munro Meaning Pronunciation
36 1118 Sgor Gaoith Windy peak Sgor Gayee