Caisteal Abhail

Caisteal Abhail

Corbett on Arran

Caisteal Abhail is the most northerly Corbett on the Isle of Arran, with four ridges radiating from the summit.

Caisteal Abhail

Meaningforked castle
ListsCorbetts, 80
LocationIsle of Arran
Grid RefNR969443
Lat/Lon55.64986, -5.22929

Caisteal Abhail is the most northerly of the Corbett peaks on the Isle of Arran, standing above the junction of four ridges. The mountain's west facing slopes are fairly gentle in comparison to the rocky east faces.

There are various hillwalking routes to Caisteal Abhail, the most direct of which begins from North Glen Sannox. Caisteal Abhail can also be bagged on a traverse of the ridges east of Glen Sannox and Glen Rosa, or as a detour from the Glen Rosa Horseshoe. There is some fine rock-scrambling to be had on Caisteal Abhail including some on the summit tors, but most possibly the most famed being on the north-east ridge over Ceum na Caillich, 'the witches step'.

Routes up Caisteal Abhail

Glen Rosa Horseshoe

On the Isle of Arran, a superb hillwalking day can be had on a stunning circuit of Corbett peaks around Glen Rosa. The route follows crests and ridges, takes in Goatfell and involves some moderate rock-scrambling on granite.

Peaks : 4 Corbetts

Ascent : 2200m (7220ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 9hr

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