An Sgarsoch from Carn an Fhidhleir

An Sgarsoch

Rounded Munro above the ruins of Geldie Lodge

West of Linn of Dee in vast wilderness of the southern Cairngorms, the gentle slopes of An Sgarsoch rise above heather-clad moorland surrounding the sad ruins of Geldie Lodge.


An Sgarsoch


  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Height1006m
Prominence319m
Meaningthe place of the sharp rocks
ListsMunro, 125
LocationAbove Geldie Lodge, Drumochter to Glen Shee
Grid RefNN933837
Lat/Lon56.93179, -3.75421


An Sgarsoch is a rounded lump hidden in a remote corner of the southern Cairngorms. Sitting above the ruins of Geldie Lodge, its Munro summit looks out over several shoulders extending to minor summits and neighbouring Carn an Fhidhleir.

Fine estate tracks head in from Glen Feshie to the north-west, Glen Tilt from the south-west and Linn of Dee to the north-east. The Linn of Dee approach gets closest by bike from where faint paths climb up An Sgarsoch's gently rising and heather-clad northern slopes.



Routes up An Sgarsoch


Munros above Geldie Lodge

In the remote area west of Linn-of-Dee and between Glen Tilt and Geldie Burn there are two Munros, Carn an Fhidhleir (also known as Carn Ealar) and An Sgarsoch.

Peaks : 2 Munros

Ascent : 970m (3180ft)
Distance : 38km (24m)
Time : 7:25hr



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