Morven from the north


Isolated Corbett Hill above Deeside

Morven is a distinctive hill sitting above the Cromar farmlands just north of Ballater in Deeside.


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Meaningbig mountain
ListsCorbett, 61
LocationCromar and Glen Gairn, Speyside to the Great Glen
Grid RefNJ377040
Lat/Lon57.12263, -3.03088

North of Ballater, Morven is the highest point on the undulating and flowing ground overlooking Deeside. Being quite isolated, its conical shape is quite prominent when viewed from most directions.

The most direct and shortest route begins from the east of Morven above the forests and farmlands of Cromar. An obvious path leads through heather all the way to the summit.

Other routes are longer, most begin on tracks and trails and end with a pathless trudge through heather to Morven's summit.

Routes up Morven

Morven hillwalking and race route

The shortest and direct route up Morven begins from near Logie Coldstone in Cromar and takes the form of a steep heathery trudge followed by a gentle hike over a wide crest. This route is also used for the ascent on the Morven Hill Race, with a detour for the descent.

Peaks : 1 Corbett

Ascent : 660m (2170ft)
Distance : 9km (6m)
Time : 3:20hr

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