Creag Leacach from the Devil's Elbow

Creag Leacach

Bouldery Munro peak east of Glenshee

Creag Leacach's bouldery crest contrasts with the bulk of its grass covered slopes. Linked to nearby and higher Glas Maol, old walls and fence-lines make for straightforward navigation.


Creag Leacach


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Height988.2m
Prominence70m
Meaningslabby rock
ListsMunro, 158
LocationGlen Callater and above the Devil's Elbow, The Mounth
Grid RefNO155745
Lat/Lon56.85464, -3.38774


Sitting above heather and grass covered slopes, Creag Leacach is a bouldery crest of a mountain, linked to the massive dome of nearby Glas Maol. A old wall and line of fence-posts lead along the spine of the Munro, aiding navigation in poor weather.

Creag Leacach overlooks the lower section of the Devil's elbow and its car-park from where most people begin hiking up this Munro. Being linked to nearby Glas Maol, which is immediately above Glenshee Ski Centre at over 600m, Creag Leacach is often hiked with this and other nearby Munros.



Routes up Creag Leacach


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 !

Peaks : 9 Munros

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

East of Glenshee

Compared to the Munros west of Glenshee, the Munros to the east dominated by Glas Maol, are higher, more vast and have less paths or tracks to follow. A bit more of a challenge !

Peaks : 4 Munros, option of 1 Corbett

Ascent : 910m (2990ft)
Distance : 15km (9m)
Time : 5:15hr



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