Ardverikie & Loch Laggan Munros

Routes up Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn & Creag Pitridh

Lying between Laggan and Alder, the Ardverikie Forest is a wild area containing three Munro peaks.

Creag Pitridh is a rough little hill, linked to much larger Geal Charn via a grassy col with a re-ascent of only 100m. Beinn a'Chlachair is the dominant mountain in the group - vast, complex, fairly pathless and requires respect when mist is down !

Main route summary

The hills lie in a fairly compact group with good tracks and paths linking the ground below them. The main accesses are from Luiblea to the west (described below), Kinloch Laggan to the north and Alder Lodge to the east.

The tracks are suitable for biking on all of these approaches and will considerably cut down on time needed. Higher up, the vast plateaux of Geal Charn and Beinn a'Chlachair will test navigation skills in mist and white-out !

Munros Beinn a'Chlachair (1087m, Munro 56)
Geal Charn (1049m, Munro 81)
Creag Pitridh (924m, Munro 264)
Ascent 1350m (4,450ft)
Distance       26km (16m)
Time walk : 8:30hr*
cycle/run : 2:50hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent

Start/finish   Luiblea
(grid ref : NN432830)


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Meanings  Beinn a'Chlachair : 'stonemason's hill'
Geal Charn : 'white cairn
Creag Pitridh : 'Peter's crag'

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