Carn Mor, Morar

Carn Mor, Morar

Carn Mor - Corbett peak above Glen Dessarry

Overlooking the head of Loch Morar, Carn Mor is the highest point on a long ridge between Glen Dessarry and Glen Pean.

Carn Mor, Morar

Meaningbig cairn
ListsCorbetts, 117
LocationNorth Morar,
Knoydart and the Rough Bounds
Grid RefNM903909
Lat/Lon56.962, -5.45073

Stretching from Loch Arkaig westwards to Loch Morar, the long ridge of Carn Mor and its minor summits overlook Glen Pean to the south and Glen Dessarry to the north.

Carn Mor is most likely to be approached from the western end of Loch Arkaig with a choice of hiking or biking to the lower slopes of the mountain up the forestry roads in either Glen Dessarry or Glen Pean.

After a cycle up Glen Dessarry, I've starting on foot from A' Chuil Bothy in winter and from the end of the track in summer - both of these take the form of a gentle incline up long grass-covered ridges and crests. The Glen Pean approach is also up grass, but looks to me to be much steeper.

Routes up Carn Mor

Carn Mor from Glen Dessarry

After a cycle along a forestry road through Glen Dessarry, a direct hillwalking route up a grass-covered incline leads to the summit of Carn Ban overlooking the head of Loch Morar.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 1035m (3400ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 4:45hr

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