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

  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Meaningslabby rock
ListsMunro, 158
LocationEast of Glenshee, The Grampians, in from Braemar
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.

Hillwalking routes up Creag Leacach

1. 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 !

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

2. 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 !

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

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Approaching Creag Leacach from the northApproaching Creag Leacach from the north
Creag Leacach from the top of GlensheeCreag Leacach from the top of Glenshee
Approaching Creag Leacach from Glas MaolApproaching Creag Leacach from Glas Maol
Looking south from Creag Leacach's summitLooking south from Creag Leacach's summit
Runners on Creag Lacach during Glenshee 9 raceRunners on Creag Lacach during Glenshee 9 race
You can see the Lomonds of Fife from Creag LeacachYou can see the Lomonds of Fife from Creag Leacach

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