Carn Gorm, Glen Lyon

Carn Gorm

Munro overlooking Glen Lyon

In the group of four Munros above Glen Lyon, Carn Gorm is the most distinctive, its fine broad ridge rising from the glen leading to a flat summit often corniced on its eastern aspect in winter.


Carn Gorm


Height1029m
Prominence187m
Meaningblue cairn
ListsMunros, 103
LocationGlen Lyon east,
Rannoch Moor to Loch Tay
Grid RefNN635501
Lat/Lon56.62245, -4.22709


Forests cover the lower ground south of Carn Gorm, above which grass covers most of the mountain's slopes. Rocky further up, fine views are had from its summit.

Most people approach Carn Gorm from Invervar in Glen Lyon. This leads through North Chesthill Estate, which for many years has been the focus of access issues.



Routes up Carn Gorm


Glen Lyon Munros

The four Munros of Meall nan Aighean, Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm, along with the Corbett Beinn Dearg, lie in the heart of Tayside, sandwiched between Glen Lyon and Rannoch. Though not as high as their neighbours in the Lawers group, or as visually attractive as Schiehallion immediately to the north, they have a character of their own with some interesting features.

Peaks : 4 Munros, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1450m (4760ft)
Distance : 17km (11m)
Time : 6:40hr



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