Carn Mairg from the south

Carn Mairg

Munro peak above Glen Lyon

In the heart of Perthshire, Carn Mairg is the highest of four Munros forming a circuit south of Schiehallion, its rocky summit overlooking heather clad slopes dropping to Glen Lyon.


Carn Mairg


Height1042m
Prominence466m
Meaningcairn of rust
ListsMunros, 91
LocationGlen Lyon east,
Rannoch Moor to Loch Tay
Grid RefNN685512
Lat/Lon56.63447, -4.14604


Set back from Glen Lyon and out of roadside view for the most part, Carn Mairg is a grass covered mountain with bouldery ground on its crests along which lines of fenceposts aid hillwalkers' navigation.

Most people bag Carn Mairg in a circular route starting 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 Mairg


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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