Cairnsmore of Carsphairn from the south-east

Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Highest point on the hills of Carsphairn Forest

Living up to its name, Cairnsmore of Carsphairn is the highest hill in the range of rolling grass covered lumps above the farmlands and forestry south of New Cumnock.


Cairnsmore of Carsphairn


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Height797m
Prominence582m
MeaningBig hill of Carsphairn
ListsCorbett, 164
LocationCarsphairn Forest, Galloway and the Southern Uplands
Grid RefNX594980
Lat/Lon55.25609, -4.21313




Routes up Cairnsmore of Carsphairn


Cairnsmore of Carsphairn from the Green Well

Following estate tracks, well constructed dykes and fences up grass covered slopes, this route is the most direct and straightforward line to Cairnsmore of Carsphairn.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 620m (2030ft)
Distance : 12km (7m)
Time : 4hr

Cairnsmore of Carsphairn and Windy Standard

A circular hillwalking route south of New Cumnock over gentle rolling hills above forests, farmland and wind farms.

Peaks : 1 Corbett, 1 Graham/Donald

Ascent : 1250m (4100ft)
Distance : 24km (15m)
Time : 8:5hr



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