Carn a' Gheoidh from The Cairnwell

Carn a' Gheoidh

Grass covered Munro west of Glenshee Ski Centre

Carn a'Gheoidh rises above Spittal of Glenshee from where a fine track travels up its southern shoulder to within striking distance of its summit. However, most people will opt to include this Munro with The Cairnwell from Glenshee Ski Centre.


Carn a' Gheoidh


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Height975m
Prominence298m
Meaningcairn of the goose
ListsMunro, 181
LocationWest of Glenshee, The Grampians, in from Blair Atholl
Grid RefNO107767
Lat/Lon56.87284, -3.46524


Tucked behind The Cairnwell and Carn Aosda and quite well hidden from roadside view, Carn a'Gheoidh is a grass-covered, flat-topped Munro.

There's a well-defined track heading up from Spittal of Glenshee up the hill's southern shoulder should you want a direct ascent or wish to include the Corbett Ben Gulabin. Carn a'Gheoidh's minor top, the conical summit of Carn Bhinnein, is worthy of a detour.

Head in from Glenshee Ski Centre and there's much less ascent and there's the bonus option to include other Munros on the hike.



Hillwalking routes up Carn a' Gheoidh



1. Glenshee 9 Munros »


The 9 Munros above Glenshee can be linked to form a long high-level hiking circuit. With generally grass covered slopes, this is one of the easier ways to go multi-Munro-bagging !

Ascent : 1690m (5540ft)
Distance : 30km (19m)
Time : 10:15hr

2. West of Glenshee »


Carn Aodsa and The Cairnwell hiked together from Glenshee Ski Centre makes for one of the easiest Munro routes. Extend this to include Carn a' Gheoidh for something a tad more challenging !

Ascent : 625m (2050ft)
Distance : 11km (7m)
Time : 3:50hr



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Carn a' Gheoidh from the lochan below Carn an SacCarn a' Gheoidh from the lochan below Carn an Sac
Descending Carn a'GheoidhDescending Carn a'Gheoidh
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