Carn nan Gabhar and Airgiod Bheinn

Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn nan Gabhar

Highest Munro summit on Beinn a' Ghlo

Near Pitlochry, Beinn a' Ghlo is a large, complex mountain with long crests and wide corries. There are 3 Munro summits on Beinn a' Ghlo, of which Carn nan Gabhar is the highest.


Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn nan Gabhar


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1121.9m
Prominence658m
Meaningmountain of mist - cairn of the goats
ListsMunro, 33
LocationAtholl, The Grampians, in from Blair Atholl
Grid RefNN971733
Lat/Lon56.8398, -3.68799


Mighty Beinn a' Ghlo is a complex mountain range of crests and peaks, with Carn nan Gabhar being the most northern and highest Munro summit.

Starting from above Blair Atholl, fine estate tracks and recently upgraded paths make for easy access to the base of Carn nan Gabhar. Most hillwalkers will hike up Carn nan Gabhar with the other Munro summits in the Beinn a' Ghlo range on a superb high-level route that follows faint paths on twisting crests. For scree-runners, there's the joy of detouring down a descent of Airgiod Bheinn, a minor summit at the south-west end of Carn nan Gabhar's crest.



Hillwalking routes up Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn nan Gabhar



1. Beinn a' Ghlo from Blair Atholl »


Beinn a'Ghlo is a massive and complex mountain towering above Blair Atholl and Glen Tilt. Along its crests are three Munro summits, Carn Liath, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain and Carn nan Gabhar.

Ascent : 1350m (4430ft)
Distance : 20km (12m)
Time : 7:15hr

2. Beinn a' Ghlo to Beinn Dearg »


A fairly long hillwalking route rewarding fit hill-baggers with 5 Munros and a Corbett including the peaks on Beinn a' Ghlo and others above Glen Bruar and Glen Tilt.

Ascent : 2850m (9350ft)
Distance : 42km (26m)
Time : 15hr



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Carn nan Gabhar from Carn LiathCarn nan Gabhar from Carn Liath
Carn nan Gabhar from Carn a' ChlamainCarn nan Gabhar from Carn a' Chlamain
Hiking up to Carn nan Gabhar's crestHiking up to Carn nan Gabhar's crest
Summit cairn on Carn nan Gabhar from the trig pointSummit cairn on Carn nan Gabhar from the trig point
Summit of Carn nan Gabhar from the westSummit of Carn nan Gabhar from the west
Carn nan Gabhar from Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagainCarn nan Gabhar from Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalagain




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