An Socach from the slopes of Carn Bhac

An Socach

Long, twin-topped Munro above Altanour Lodge ruins

Tucked away from roadside view, An Socach is a long Munro mountain rising above heather moorland south of Braemar.


An Socach


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Height944m
Prominence188m
Meaningthe snout
ListsMunro, 227
LocationGlen Ey, Drumochter to Glen Shee
Grid RefNO080800
Lat/Lon56.90203, -3.51221


South of Braemar, An Socach, with its twin summits, sits detached from the other Munros surrounding Glen Ey.

The most direct route heads in from Glen Clunie, just north of the Glenshee Ski Centre. This route is ideal if you wish to hike An Socach on its own. If you prefer to hike over some other peaks on the same outing, then approaching from Inverey through Glen Ey on a fine track makes for an excellent day out bagging Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Glas Tulaichean and more.



Routes up An Socach


Glen Ey and Altanour Munros

From Inverey, a few miles west of Braemar, an 8km cycle south along a good track takes you to the ruins of Altanour Lodge. From here a circuit of 5 Munros can be bagged.

Peaks : 5 Munros

Ascent : 2050m (6730ft)
Distance : 40km (25m)
Time : 10:30hr

An Socach from Baddoch

An Socach, south of Braemar, is fairly detached from the other Munros surrounding Glen Ey. This hillwalking route heads in from Glen Clunie hiking An Socach on its own.

Peaks : 1 Munro

Ascent : 610m (2000ft)
Distance : 15km (9m)
Time : 5:45hr



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