Carn a' Chlamain's summit from the south

Carn a' Chlamain

Conical Munro summit above Glen Tilt

North of Blair Atholl a network of fine estate tracks encourage cycling to reach the remote area north of Glen Tilt where pointy summit of Carn a' Chlamain rests.


Carn a' Chlamain


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Height963.5m
Prominence317m
Meaningcairn of the kite
ListsMunro, 192
LocationAtholl and Glen Bruar, Drumochter to Glen Shee
Grid RefNN916758
Lat/Lon56.86099, -3.77692


The conical and bouldery summit of Carn a' Chlamain sits above a vast expanse of high-level heather-clad Tarf moorland that is split by a variety of corries.

To the south-east of Carn a' Chlamain is Glen Tilt, along which most hillwalkers will approach the base of this shy Munro typically by bike. Along with the fine track up most of Carn a' Chlamain's south-west shoulder, this makes for a short outing. The day can easily be extended onto nearby Corbett of Beinn Mheadhonach or Munro of Beinn Dearg, but with a lack of paths, navigation skills will be tested !



Routes up Carn a' Chlamain


Carn a' Chlamain via Glen Tilt

From Blair Atholl, a fine estate track follows the course of the River Tilt to the base of Carn a' Chlamain, from where a route leads up the mountain's heather-clad south-western shoulder up to the bouldery summit.

Peaks : 1 Munro

Ascent : 1090m (3580ft)
Distance : 26km (16m)
Time : 5hr

Beinn a' Ghlo to Beinn Dearg

A fairly long hillwalking route rewarding fit hill-baggers with 5 Munros and a Corbett including the peaks on Beinn a' Ghlo and others above Glen Bruar and Glen Tilt.

Peaks : 5 Munros, 1 Corbett

Ascent : 2850m (9350ft)
Distance : 42km (26m)
Time : 15hr



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