Carn Liath and Creag an Dail Bheag from Culardoch

Creag an Dail Bheag

Corbett neighbour of Culardoch in eastern Cairngorms

Creag an Dail Bheag is a rolling heather-clad hill in the shadow of mighty Ben Avon. Recent re-measurment has confirmed the summit to be the western cairn, causing a change of hill's name from Carn Liath !

Creag an Dail Bheag

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Meaningcrag of the small meeting place
ListsCorbett, 71
LocationCromar and Glen Gairn, Speyside to the Great Glen
Grid RefNO165977
Lat/Lon57.06671, -3.39129

Culardoch's neighbour, Carn Liath had a few summits on its crest, the two highest points both having a spot height of 862m. After recent measurements, the summit was recognised at the western peak and given a height of 863m, with the centre peak given 861m. The name of the western summit also now seems to have adopted the name of the crag on its western face - Creag an Dail Bheag

Most people will opt to hike up Creag an Dail Bheag with neighbouring Culardoch from the col between the two. Reaching this col can be done by bike along fine estate tracks from Invercauld to the south, from the River Gairn to the east or from Tomintoul to the north.

Routes up Creag an Dail Bheag

Culardoch and Creag an Dail Bheag from Tomintoul

Some easy cycling for the most part leads to the base of Culardoch and Creag an Dail Bheag from where a couple of short there-and-back hikes bags these two rolling Corbett hills.

Peaks : 2 Corbetts

Ascent : 1230m (4040ft)
Distance : 53km (33m)
Time : 6hr

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