A' Chaoirnich

A' Chaoirnich (Maol Creag an Loch)

Remote Corbett overlooking the Gaick Pass

A' Chaoirnich, also known as Maol Creag an Loch, is a long broad-shouldered Corbett hill overlooking the eastern shores of Loch Bhrodhainn in south-west corner of the Cairngorms National Park

A' Chaoirnich

MeaningMaol Creag an Loch : hill of the crag of the loch
ListsCorbett, 56
LocationEast of Drumochter and Gaick Forest, Gaick and Atholl
Grid RefNN735807
Lat/Lon56.90042, -4.07817

In the vast moorlands east of Drumochter Pass East, A' Chaoirnich a is a long broad-shouldered Corbett hill with a grass-covered crest and heather-clad slopes overlooking the eastern shores of Loch Bhrodhainn.

On older maps, you may see A' Chaoirnich referred to as Maol Creag an Loch - the cairn 600m due south of the summit suggests this may have previously been accepted as the summit (and the map in SMC guide book to the Corbetts backs this up).

Loch Bhrodhainn at the foot of A' Chaoirnich can be reached by cycling along estate tracks either from the A9 near Blair Atholl or from the Speyside way near Kingussie. From the loch, a circular route hiking up and down steep slopes and along wide grass-covered crests bags A' Chaoirnich along with its neighbour An Dun.

For a more adventurous hiking expedition, A' Chaoirnich can be combined with An Dun on a long hiking route detouring from A' Bhuidheanach Bheag and Carn na Caim.

Routes up A' Chaoirnich

An Dun and A' Chaoirnich

An enjoyable cycle on estate tracks leads to Loch an Duin from where a fine hike on faint paths and broad crests bags the two remote Corbett peaks of A' Chaoirnich and An Dun.

Peaks : 2 Corbetts

Ascent : 1190m (3900ft)
Distance : 53km (33m)
Time : 5:30hr

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